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Relaxation

Relaxation

We may associate relaxation with "wasting time," but in fact, regular relaxation and stress manegement are important for physical and emotional health.

  • This is because your body's stress response can get triggerd often throughout the day and, if your body doesn't return to its regular state of relaxation afterward, you may find yourself in a state of chronic stress.

Learning to relax your body and your mind can be more effective than simply relying on distraction or resilience.

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5. Have fun for stress management

Yes, These relaxation methods don't all have to be clinical and practised. Letting loose and having fun with your family and friends is an excellent way to relieve stress and experience relaxation.

  • The problem is that people don’t always prioritize plain old "fun" as an important part of life—they don’t fit time for it in their busy schedules (at least not nearly as much as they should) because they don’t realize the value of fun for balance as well as physical and emotional health.

Well, now is the time to start working more fun into your life.

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4. Exercise for stress management

It may seem that exercise is the opposite of relaxation, but a good workout can actually make you feel more relaxed afterwards for a few reasons.

  • First, working out can be a good way to release stress and blow off steam.
  • Second, the endorphins released during a good workout can aid relaxation quite nicely.
  • Additionally, exercise can get you into a state of flow where it’s difficult to stay stressed — your body has to move toward relaxation as your stress response begins to reverse.

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2. Meditation for stress management

many people try meditation and find that it's a wonderful relaxation tool.

Many others consider trying it, or try it a few times, and decide it’s not for them.

  • If you’re in the second group, you may want to consider giving meditation another look — it’s excellent for relaxation as well as developing a more positive attitude and, if practised long-term, greater resilience toward stress.

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3. Music for stress management

Playing music is a great way to relieve stress and promote relaxation for your family and friends as well as for yourself.

  • (Okay, maybe your co-workers won’t enjoy hearing your tunes as much as you do, so perhaps this one is best saved for home and in the car.)
  • Because music brings real benefits in terms of wellness (music therapy is a growing field), it can be conveniently used effectively for relaxation as well.

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1. Breathing exercises for stress management

These can be your first line of defence against stress. Breathing exercises are wonderful for relaxation.

Because they can be used anytime and at any place, They work quickly and are easy to master.

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How your body responds to stress

Stress is best defined as an emotional and physical state where the body is getting ready for the "fight or flight" response.

During the fight or flight response the body releases adrenaline, experiences palpitations and increased sweating that lasts until the perceived threat is over, or until the body falls into exhaustion and can no longer sustain this state. The stress can cause a lack of sleep, inability to focus, and changes in our eating habits.

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