If there’s one disadvantage of existing in a fast-paced world, that is none other than your mind being constantly on a roll. Whether it’s the stress of your job or the pressures of your home life which is constantly eating at you, it is high time to give your mind some time to rest and relax.
Fortunately, there are a lot of techniques which can be used to calm not just the mind, but the body as well. Remember that there is no one way which works for e everyone, so try these individual techniques and stick to the one which works best for you.
1. Guided imagery relaxation technique
As the name implies, this trick of relaxing the mind is performed by using images to guide you into a quiet, relaxing and soothing place.
The best way to do this is by lying down and allowing your senses to escape to somewhere calm and quite. Whether it’s the soothing image of the gentle trickling of liquid in a waterfall, or the sound of the waves on a sandy white beach – you have the freedom to choose that guided imagery that will help calm you down.
2. Quiet ears relaxation technique
In this relaxation technique, what you will be doing is to lie down and allow your body to physically relax. Once you are in a relaxed state, close your eyes, place your hands behind your head and put your thumbs behind your ears so as to close the ear canal.
Don’t worry if you will hear a high-pitched, rushing sound – that’s a normal reaction. By tuning everything else out, you will be able to relax your mind and your body should follow suit.
3. White noise relaxation technique
When you turn the radio dial in such a way that the frequency is in between two radio stations, you will get what is called a white noise. For most people, white noise does have a masking effect which is likened to the soothing sound of the rain or the wind beneath the trees in a forest.
A lot of people find the white noise relaxation technique to be incredibly effective in calming their minds and bodies down.
Take your pick from these relaxation techniques as you escape to a world that is all your own, and allow both your mind and body to relax.