10 Simple Relaxation Tips

Relaxation tips just for you

Nobody knows more than you how stressful your days are and it is important that you know how to make sure that you have the peace of mind and strength to cope with the stress.

10 Relaxation Tips and Strategies
to Help You Unwind and Recharge

courtesy of Thomas Wanhoff, on Flickr

Aromatherapy Candles

Choose the right spot in your home, where it’s safe to light up – Candles, Aromatherapy Candles.  The soft glow of the candles and the relaxing scent that they give off is sure to ease your tension and reduce stress.

Soak the stress away

Nothing beats a good warm bath. The warm water relaxes and soothes your muscles.

Tame the beast with soothing music

Listen to some soothing grooves on your radio or IPod.  Whether you prefer to listen to soft, classical, smooth jazz, sounds of nature or New Age music, it’s entirely up to you.

Get lost into a good inspirational book or novel

Reading a good book on a comfy sofa is an ideal way to relax.

Breathe !

Cleanse your lungs with long deep breaths.  Take 6 long breaths through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth.  Blow out those harmful toxins. When going through stressful times, sometimes you don’t realize just how tense you are - even to the point of holding your breath.  So just let it out.

Walk it Off

Get outside and walk around.  Nature has a way of relaxing you.  Sometimes you need to burn off the energy built up from stress.

Laugh It Off

Watch a funny comedy or read a funny book.  Laughter is also good for strengthening those tummy muscles.  Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Give Thanks

Take a few minutes of the day to be grateful.  The pebble you may have is a boulder to another, so no matter how small you may think it is give thanks in all things and for all things.

Write It All Down

Keep a journal.  Use it to log not just your complaints but also your gratitude and thoughts.  Let your emotions and stress flow out through your pen and unto the pages of your journal.

Remain Positive

Maintain positive thoughts. This is an active process because the negative thoughts are ever present waiting to steal your joy and your energy.

Repeat positive stress relief affirmations; be they promises of God from the Bible or affirmations from other inspirational books.

Surround yourself with positive people and keep your attitude in check – despite what you may think, your mood doesn’t control you, you control it.

I have listed 10 relaxation tips but I am sure you can possibly name a few more but don’t just list them.  Go and do them.  Pick from anyone of the relaxation tips that suit you and make them a part of your daily life.

In pursuit of soothing stress relief at home (or anywhere for that matter) you have to not only want to be stress free but you have to work for it and maintain it.

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