Hello my beautiful friends!
There is a very important meeting in next 10 minutes, or today is your child’s first day back to school, or the pile of laundry has increased by 10 times over the last few days or there is a major exam tomorrow… life has so many ways to rattle us up ever so often and these are the times when we need to take a moment to step aside and take a breather.
Today’s post lists down 10 ways to instantly relax and re-energize your mind and body to tackle the next challenge life throws at you 🙂
Hope this post helps you in some way and reminds you life is as simple as you make it!
10 ways to relax now!
15 Deep Breaths
Now I know you might have heard this a thousand times but trust me, this is the best way to relax your mind instantly. Take a deep breath and count 1…now continue till 15. This is defintely the easiest way to gain the focus back to the task at hand.
A Cup of Hot Tea
There is a hint of magic stirred in every cup of tea (or green tea/coffee if you prefer that!) Whenever I find myself stuck in a tricky situation I instantly make a cup of ginger tea and most of the times by the time my cup is empty, I feel much better 🙂
Scroll through Beach Pictures
Oh yeah! This is a fun trick and is approved by the researchers as well! Looking at a picture of a beach tricks your mind into thinking about the peace and the calm associated with it. Try this and thank me later.
Wash Hands & Eyes with Cold Water
Reason? There are major arteries right underneath the skin, so cooling these areas can help calm the whole body.
Jog on the Spot for 2 Minutes
Get those happy hormones out of their hiding places! Exerice will release stress from tight muscles and give instantly give a boost of happiness.
Dance to your Favourite Song
Do I really need to tell you that your favourite song will make you happy? 🙂
Lick a Lemon
Vitamin C is a great mood booster and this does relax your nerves in a jiffy.
Spray/Smell Lavender Scent
Lavender is known for it’s ability to eliminate stress. There are vaious ways to incorporate this, be it an essential oil or a perfume or even a flavoured tea!
Talk to a friend
Don’t we all have that one friend who is always available in times of need? It really helps if you share your anxiety with a friend who might be able to give a few helpful suggestions for the situation (or might just make you laugh our loud, which is even better!)
This one will definitely make you happy! Sometimes we overestimate our ability to deliver everything in a single day. So take a second look at your to-do list and try to figure out what can be postponed to the next day 🙂 Even Rome wasn’t built in one day 😉 Cheers!
When you feel overwhelmed always read this beautiful quote from the Bhagwad Gita, “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event control your emotions”.