Are your mind and body suffering due to the lack of relaxed time? Relaxed time is a real treasure for your mind and body. However, most of us sacrifice their free time for the sake of too busy schedule and forget to relax. Are you one of them?
How do I relax?
Here is a little relaxation worksheet that can help you plan your activities in advance and add the ones you find effective to relax. Read my suggestions on how you can relax quickly below.
Feeling Relaxed – We all need this!
Relaxation is necessary because energy is not unlimited.
Relaxing is a great way to unwind and regain the energy that you need to keep your body moving and your mind flawlessly working.
Energy is the fuel for all the challenges. You can not just consume it without refilling. Energy is not unlimited.
Although it’s not material, it manifests in a physical world with your actions and decisions. The fresher energy you have, the better decisions you make.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
– William S. Burroughs
Relaxed time prevents burn-out syndrome
Burn-out is a modern business phenomenon that is a result of putting tremendous efforts in reaching your business goals. Many people do not notice it until the symptoms are severe and omnipresent. Work is important, but neglecting your health and well-being is damaging.
Different ways to relax
You can try out numerous rituals that can enhance the levels of your energy quickly. I am going to suggest you some in this blog post that I tried out.
Avoid the burn-out syndrome and use these suggested tips to feel the benefits of your relaxed time.
Meditation – brain relax
I believe there is no better way to relax and refill your energy than meditation. It is an effective means of relaxation.
If you manage to stay extremely focused and clear your mind from your thoughts, then you can do anything! Once you’ve cleared your mind, you can focus on your breaths and enjoy your relaxed time. Inhale and exhale.
The ultimate benefit of meditation is a complete purge of all bad thoughts, negative emotions, fears, and problems. Meditation is like a trip to another dimension.
Try to focus on your breathing and heartbeats at least a couple of minutes. Think only about that and train your senses to focus only on that.
Pick a cozy corner and start meditating
Meditation requires a very quiet and calm environment, but not all of us can find that type of environment. You have to use what you can then.
Pick the quietest room in a house or a flat, make sure that no one is going to disturb you and, if needed, light aromatic candles and turn on some relaxing music. Now it’s time for you to try to meditate.
I use the verb Try with a purpose. I believe it is really hard to focus and do an entirely successful meditation without a prior practice. One step at the time and you will gain your focus. You just need to practice.
Do you remember how music always used to lift you up when you were a teenager? Do you remember dancing all around the room making sure not to be seen by others? How did you feel in those moments? Careless? Euphoric? Dashing?
After reading this, you probably think:
But I’m no more a teenager.
But I listen to the music every day. What’s the deal with that?
But music cannot make me feel euphoric.
In fact, music has healing effects
Organise your musical event this week, alone, with your friends or family.
Make a list of the songs that always used to lift you up but you haven’t listened to them for a while. Collect them and play them.
It’s desirable to pick the songs you haven’t heard for a while because with them you can experience a flashback and get an outburst of euphoria like you used to. Try it out! This activity might turn into a great party!
Nothing can cheer you up the way a genuine friend can. Psychologists have proved that people who spend more time with friends and family are happier in general. They also have a lower risk to suffer from depression. However, there are some toxic ones you should avoid at all cost.
A real friend is a rare jewel. He encourages you and listens to you attentively. You have a special connection with him and you feel your energy is renewed and your mood is improved when he’s around.
Physical activities – body relaxation
Why not refresh your cells and brain with fresh Oxygen? Give your body the treatment it deserves. Physical activity increases the circulation of blood to your body and brain.
That improves the clarity of your thinking so that you’ll be able to make some important decisions the right way. You can choose any physical activity you like, there is no any clear rule to that.
Humans have a special connection with nature. Apart from our destructive tendencies towards nature that are unfortunately persistent, nature is still an inspiration for the majority of people.
I believe that nature can always amaze you. You can reveal hidden beauty in every corner of our Earth and spend an amazing relaxed time to remember.
If you live in a bustling city that never sleeps, perhaps it’s hard for you to reconnect with nature.
Use nature as inspiration
For me, spending time in nature is a source of inspiration and elation. When I’m in nature, I get surprisingly interesting ideas that come out of nowhere as it seems.
The richness of colors and sounds of nature refreshes your mind wonderfully. I would suggest you give nature a chance to relax your mind and you’ll see it worth it!
Prepare your favorite dish
If your busy daily routine forces you to eat monotonously and search for some quick solutions to fill up your stomach, then read on! It is a big no-no for your body.
Your mind will love the richness of flavors once you start eating wholesome food regularly.
How long has it been since you cooked your favorite meal? Find a recipe, get the necessary ingredients and start cooking! Let the richness of flavors surprise you!
Get a new skill
Is there anything you always wanted to do but you didn’t have the time? What are your hobbies? What would you like to learn about? Search the internet. There are a lot of websites that provide free online courses. Collect some useful info and get to work!
Relaxed time – recap
While it’s highly important to be productive, take your time when you can and renew your energy. Energising can be both useful and fun!
There are numerous ideas on how you can relax and boost your energy. Find one way of relaxing that works for you and enjoy it. You deserve your relaxed time!