5 Ways of relaxing without getting out of your home.
Relaxing can be really complicated if you don’t know how to do it properly. In the following article, we’ll give you some steps so you can relax properly.
We´ve been locked down at our home. Our activity decreased drastically and our body, which was originally made for constant activity, resents it a lot. One of the first warnings of stress in our body is the tension in different parts of our body, such as the shoulders, neck, or back. In time, this can provoke worse pain, because of the non-stopping tension we’re constantly feeling. In the same way, but in a longer period of time, stress can cause problems like insomnia, weight gain, and headaches. which also makes us very irritable.
Relaxing can be really tough. Followingly you’ll find some possible solutions to the discomforts caused by stress:
By doing this correctly you’re sending your body a sign to relax.
Take a break
Taking a time to rest can reestablish your energies.
Take a massage
One of the most direct solutions to alleviate the stress in your body in a very pleasant way without getting out of your home.
This helps to relax and to know oneself better.
A healthy way to rest and get rid of stress.
In a difficult and stressful situation is essential. Forget everything that concerns you for a second. 5 Minutes will be enough to relax. Close your eyes for a moment and focus on your breathing. Inhale slowly with your nose, feeling how the air fills your lungs. Think about the importance of breathing and how we don’t even think about it most of the time. Hold your breath once your lungs are filled. Then slowly let the air go out through your mouth. Repeat this exercise about 10 to 15 times and you’ll realize that you’re already calmer than before.
By breathing this way you’re telling your body that it doesn’t need to be worried. Your body gets the amount of oxygen it needs. Your heart rate normalizes itself. Your cortisol levels, which cause stress, decrease.
2 Take a break
Sometimes we let ourselves get absorbed by our daily activities. Whether if because of work or school or something else we forget to rest. We may not be doing physical activity. But our body gets tired of being in the same posture all the time. For this reason, you need to relax and take a break every once in a while.
Get up from your seat for a second. Stretch your legs. Drink a glass of water. It may not seem like much. But doing that from time to time can make a big difference. You’ll feel more relaxed and you’ll be more efficient in whatever you’re doing. By doing this you’ll be avoiding stress. which can get worse if you work for a long time without any rest.
Have you ever felt that you can’t fall asleep no matter how tired you feel at night? Or maybe you wake up and feel like you didn’t rest enough. This can be related to going to sleep in a state of stress. Your body is probably not recovering from that stress at night. However, the solution to this will not only improve your sleep cycle but your whole day.
Meditating is a very useful method to reflect on those things that you have in your mind and keep you stressed. Even when you’re not working or consciously thinking about whatever causes you stress. Meditation is also quite effective to relax. It puts you in touch with your body.
Some people choose to meditate before going to sleep, others after waking up. It doesn’t matter when you meditate. You will always benefit from it. If you meditate before going to sleep it’ll help you clear your mind from anything that keeps you in tension. On the other hand, meditating in the morning can help you achieve your goals more effectively. Your goals will be clearer this way.
Physical activity is always something you should keep in mind in your daily routine, not only for your physical health but for your mental health too. Body and mind are connected, if something affects your mind it can also affect your body and vice versa. That’s why is important to keep a healthy mind in a healthy body. Don’t forget to include an exercise routine of at least half an hour every day. This will help you relax and healthily use the stored energy, erasing part of your stress.
You’ll realize that after working out you’ll be tired but also rested. After taking a shower you’ll be ready and full of energy to continue your day.
5 Take a massage
Our body has a lot of ways to communicate with us and tell us what it needs. For instance, when we are sleepy, hungry, or thirsty. However, sometimes we don’t know how to read these needs or maybe how to fulfill them. This happens when we have a lot of stress accumulated in our body Whether we feel pain in our back, neck, or shoulders.
With a Ndikandií’s mobile massage you won’t have to worry about anything but relaxing. We’ll handle everything else.
From soft to medium pressure.
Ideal to disconnect you from the day-to-day worries and to reconnect with yourself.
From medium to high pressure.
If you suffer from contractures caused by sports or by continuous stress these massages are for you.
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