We are never without a problem, a concern, something that worries us. Many times we feel overwhelmed and that stress affects us physically and mentally, which creates a negative cycle: if we are stressed, our mind is blocked, we cannot think of creative solutions to problems, problems become more frightening, we feel more pressured and our chances of solving them are reduced.
There relaxation becomes important as a way to control anxiety and stress. Why is it important to learn to relax and release the tensions in our body? Without going into the biology of the matter, it can be said that relaxation of the body and mind is closely linked to physical and emotional health and well-being. Various studies have shown the benefits of relaxation, including: achieving a deeper rest, improving immunity and resistance to diseases, increased energy, increased optimism, greater emotional stability, greater ability to concentrate, among many others. So what can we do to get to that deep relaxation and give our body and mind a rest?
The first step is to find a moment that is just for you: even if you have pressures from your surroundings, give priority to this time that is only for you. It can be early in the morning or at night. Find a quiet place where nobody interrupts you for that time.
Start with breathing exercises and meditation: correct breathing, that is, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth in a rhythmic and deep way, is essential for relaxation because it increases the oxygen supply to all organs, including the brain. Meditation is one of the best techniques to find yourself, relax deeply and silence those thoughts that run through your mind and do not leave you alone; If you do not have experience with it, you can start with short five-minute meditations and gradually increase. There are many guided meditation aids available online. Breathing and meditation are generally two techniques that are used together. Within that group of techniques are also visualizations and mindfulness.
Other relaxation techniques include: taking a long, leisurely walk outdoors, taking a warm bath, taking calming herbal teas that are free of caffeine, having someone else give you a relaxing massage, and doing things that make you happy judgment, this is the best!).
Finally, practicing relaxation works if it's done regularly, preferably every day: if it's something you do sporadically, you're unlikely to see all the benefits. Make relaxation an important part of your daily routine and you will see that in a few weeks you will feel more optimistic, calm, at peace and, ultimately, happier and you will be able to tackle any problem that arises with a different attitude.