If you have a restless lifestyle or if your head is full of a lot of different things, it’s probably hard for you to relax and get rid of it all. It’s no secret to anyone what the word “stress” means.
There is a positive, healthy stress that keeps your mind on its toes; but sometimes it happens too much, and then relaxation is not a luxury, but a necessity. Long-term stress can cause health problems that are easier to prevent than cure. So make relaxation an integral part of your daily life!
These anti-stress relaxation techniques
will quickly bring you back to balance.
Meditation is the best remedy for stress
You do not need to sit in the lotus position , sing “Om” or other mantras … all you need is to put on headphones, turn on the audio of the Omharmonic and relax on the couch or anywhere else you like!
Meditation focuses your attention on the present. It calms and relaxes the mind, frees you from all the troubles and problems of the day. Gradually you will learn to control your consciousness. To achieve a higher effectiveness of the exercises, you can learn to focus on breathing or just focus on the sound of Omharmonic, so as not to get hung up on the problems that concern you. Every time, noticing that consciousness returns to the questions of everyday life, smoothly return it to the subject of focus. Or … if you use the audio recordings of Omharmonic during meditation, you do not need to do anything at all! Omharmonic provides the necessary frequency of brain work, and if you just want to “listen” and be aware of your thoughts, it is possible.
You can significantly reduce the level of stress with the help of daily meditations – only 15-30 minutes a day work wonders in relaxing the body and mind!
When you are worried, you visualize the worst possible scenario. Learn instead to visualize the best possible scenario! This requires practice, but even a few minutes of dreams about what you WANT from life in a day will help you relax and bring your consciousness out of anxiety.
Stress makes breathing superficial and frequent. Focusing on exhaling and slow lung emptying will quickly relax you. Exhale slowly … feel how with each exhalation of stress leaves your body. Breathe unconstrainedly and feel your body and mind relax as breathing becomes slower and deeper.
Focus on the present
Concentration on the present is used in meditation, but you can also use this principle in everyday life. Often the cause of stress is that your thoughts are focused either on the past (regrets, feelings of guilt, etc.) or the future (excitement, fear). By shifting the focus to the present moment and what you are doing at the moment, you begin to live HERE AND NOW . Pay attention to the little things, find peace in the routine business instead of doing them in a hurry, thinking about a million other things. Of course, it is much easier to live the present when you are busy with something pleasant and interesting, but also learn to be HERE AND NOW when you are busy with something unpleasant or boring. It is very useful for inner self-discipline!
Walking, cycling, swimming and yoga can give a very good meditative effect; Sports games, such as tennis or basketball, also help to clear the mind of the troubles of the day. Physical exercises unload the mind and relax the body, which helps improve night sleep.
Avoid caffeine – instead drink herbal teas
Tea with chamomile is the best soothing tea, but if you do not like the floral flavor, try mint tea. Caffeine can over-stimulate the adrenal glands, which complicates the fight against stress.
Focus on something else
If you are worried about your own affairs, help someone else deal with this or that issue. So you do not get away from the problem, but simply let the mind rest and get an opportunity to look at the problem with a fresh look and shift the focus of attention from your problems. Sometimes a short break in thinking about the problem is all that is needed to find a creative solution (after all, we often “do not see the wood for the trees”). Focus on your family, pets, friends and even strangers. Help people. Do good without selfish motives.
It is impossible to feel unpleasant and tense when you smile (if it’s a sincere smile). Smile at your reflection in the mirror. Smile to your family members. Smile to all who meet you on the road. This is a universal means to raise your spirits!
Relax to the music
Avoid music that somehow excites your nervous system. Find music that relaxes and soothes you, providing a soporific effect.
Watch how you talk during the day – with yourself, about yourself, with other people, about other people. According to the teachings of the Sufis, one should say something only if: 1) it is true; 2) it is important and 3) these are kind words . If what you want to say does not correspond to any of these principles, do not say this – and you will be able to avoid the emotional burden associated with causing stress in yourself or others. Relax consciousness, avoiding bad, untruthful and unnecessary words.
Simplify your life
Get rid of anything that does not bring you happiness or no longer serves your purpose. Remember that everything that you have requires care, storage and investment – is it worth that stress? To live simply is not to live in deprivation. It means having only that which brings you joy and serves your purpose. And this is much, much less than things you might think!
So, here are some quick, simple and extremely effective relaxation techniques. They can also become habits that can change your life! The most powerful of them is meditation. Make meditation a part of your daily life and you will achieve tremendous success in matters of happiness and inner peace!