When there is so much going on in your life–correction, during your every day– all at once, relaxation is the furthest from your mind. No one can blame you. Whoever coined the expression ‘rat race’ was definitely not taking it easy. In the competitive struggle for power and wealth, there seems to be no room in the home or office for a person to breathe unhurriedly.
Finding relaxation in 30 minutes or less is still possible. Here’s how:
The next time you’re in the shower, put a little of your favorite scented shower gel into your palm and inhale its lovely smell deeply for about 30 seconds. The mood is affected by fragrance so the inhalation of the scent can relax your muscles and calm your mind before you even hit the accelerator of your car to quickly reach the office.
During your coffee break, wrap your hands around that warm mug. Allow the soothing warmth of the cup to infuse your hands and your entire being. Enjoy the luxury of sipping the warm beverage unhurriedly so you enjoy the taste and aroma of whatever beverage you are drinking
Take 10 minutes to do yoga or stretching exercises to get the blood flowing strongly to your brain and the rest of your body. With the increased blood flow, you keep from overloading your arteries that channel blood to the heart, so you have lower blood pressure. This also boosts your energy levels.
Enjoy your bathtub at home by turning it into a luxury spa for thirty minutes. Enjoy a delightful bubble bath with your favorite bath fizzy or bath bomb, or whatever your preferred brand calls it. Nourish your skin and quiet your mind while delighting your senses at the same time.
Reward yourself with the best massage chair. The award-winning ones even come with a La-Z-Boy structure while the others feature an ottoman, which both allow you to put your feet up for a terrific body massage all over. You can opt for brief massage times just to get the knots and tenseness out from those overused and overworked muscles.
A DIY hand massage provides instant relaxation to calm your nerves. After applying some lotion to your palms, start kneading the base of the muscle under the thumb for the relief of stress on the scalp, neck, and shoulders. For an acupressure approach, use the thumb and forefinger to massage the soft spot between the index finger and the thumb of the other hand.
You can also try squeezing a stress ball for a safe and violence-free way of handling tension. Bring a golf ball to work and when you feel the beginnings of stress creep in, get a relaxing foot massage by rubbing your feet back and forth over the ball.
Learn to relieve stress and relax quickly because whatever is keeping you wound up might not even be worth the trouble at all.