Thursday, October 11, 2007

4 Simple Ways To Relax The Body & Mind...!!!

4 Simple Ways To Relax The Body & Mind"

Life is tough. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, we
all have to face many difficult and stressful situations. Being
at the effect of life can leave us feeling stressed, worried,
angry, confused and frustrated.

And the way we feel affects everything in our lives. When we
feel bad, everything seems much worse than it is. A bad mood is
like a filter that prevents us from seeing the positive things
in life. Every little thing seems like another irritation.

If that's something you can relate to -- take heart -- we all
know what it's like to feel stressed and frustrated. The
important thing is to have the tools to recover quickly and
naturally, find yourself again, and get back on track.

Here are four tips to help you relax the body and mind:

1. Take A Break

When things are starting to get out of hand and you can feel
yourself reaching threshold, STOP. Finish what you're doing.
Take a break before you start anything new.

If someone is driving you mad, make an excuse and leave the
room! Go and take a walk. Get some fresh air, find some calm
within and then prepare yourself to get stuck in again!

2. Listen To Relaxing Music

Music can have a powerful effect on your state. I'm sure there
have been times when you heard a piece of music and suddenly you
felt great. We all know songs that make you tap your foot or
remind you of being in love.

Create a collection of music to help you relax and feel good.
Make a tape of those songs that make you smile to help you
unwind. Play it as often as you can...when you're at home, when
you're working, when you're in your car. You'll be surprised
how good you'll begin to feel.

3. Avoid Stimulants

Tea, coffee, fizzy drinks and chocolate all contain caffeine.
Over the course of the day, this can add to your stress level

Why not prepare yourself a healthy alternative? Bottled water,
freshly squeezed fruit juice and herbal teas are excellent for
maintaining your body's natural water balance and helping you
keep cool under pressure.

4. Use A Soothing Voice

Use a relaxed and soothing tone of voice, not just out loud, but
also when you talk to yourself. A soft, low, melodious tone
opens up the relaxation circuits in your mind and helps you stay
calm even in heated situations.

A friend of mine once told me "Life is a struggle. But once you
accept that, it becomes a lot easier."

We can learn to deal with life's challenges by setting aside
some time to go to work on ourselves, developing a state of
acceptance. When we can learn to calm our minds and separate
ourselves from our problems, we are on the road to significant

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