After a stressful day of work or school, it is not uncommon to feel fatigued, tired and simply unmotivated. Many people also feel incredibly anxious or go through hypertension – not knowing how to calm down.
People recommend going onto expensive family vacations, or into an expensive spa, but the truth is that these massive expenditures are not within everyone’s budget. Furthermore, they aren’t very basic techniques – and sometimes people want something more immediate and active – instead of relying on large luxuries that hardly ever work out.
This is why; we have compiled a list of basic techniques that everyone can try whenever they feel anxious and want to relax.
Meditation is something that isn’t quite common. People often attribute it to things like yoga, stating that it just isn’t for them, without realizing its universal benefits that everyone can attain, regardless of their age, personality, weight or other characteristics.
Meditation is something that has time and time again proved to be an excellent way to not only feel better mentally, but also improve one’s health physically. People who meditate have found their brain neural pathways to be more resistant to stress and tension than those who do not.
Starting a meditation session is no rocket science. In fact, anyone can do it, if they can spare at least 15-20 minutes. They simply need to sit up straight, with both their feet on the ground. Then, they should close their eyes and simply recite a simple phrase, often referred to use a “mantra”.
This can be done both, out-loud and silently. It is usually along the lines of something like “I’m feeling at peace” or “I appreciate myself and those around me”. Then touch your heart, feel your breath and sync the mantra with your breath. Concentration is key throughout the entire process and it is imperative to forget all the things that worry you and simply concentrate.
Breath In & Out Deeply
Calm, deep breaths can actually much more effective than one would think. Simply take a short break of no more than 8 to 10 minutes, to practice deep breaths. Much like with the previous exercise, one sits up straight here, with their eyes closed and their hand on their belly.
Then they simply breathe in and out. Try to start your breaths from your stomach, and bring it all the way to the top. The process will be reversed if you exhale through the mouth.
Reach for Assistance
If one feels immensely stressed and cannot find a solution even with these methods applied, it’s always a good idea to reach out for further assistance, whether it be contacting a loved one, friend or family member.
The internet is also a great hub of information that one can go to, in order to attain more information, exercising methods or anything else really. It is imperative to realize that there are people out there that care for you and are ready to provide assistance whenever needed.