Our bodies and
minds require regular maintenance to give us their best performance.
Physical exercise is part of that maintenance. Relaxation is
A top priority
for a happy and healthy life is consistent release of tension and
stress, which means all of us need to ensure we give ourselves
points of relaxation throughout our daily life. Regardless of
excuses, there are many wonderful ways for us to find
relaxation and contentment.
renowned form of relaxation is simply spending time with Nature.
There is intense pleasure to be found in a simple walk around an
area of great natural beauty. There is good emotional health
and centering to experience with a bit of hard work or exploring in
the gardening. There is good food and cut flowers, and a great
sense of achievement in growing our own fruit and vegetables, and
Sharing time with animals can be incredibly calming. Research
has shown patting a dog or cat can significantly reduce blood
pressure and hypertension. The almost overwhelming love of an
animal can also show us a lighter and brighter side of life.
We are all affirming something every day of our lives.
Unfortunately most of us are affirming negative thoughts about our
selves and our life.
Affirmations are the mature approach to personal mind control.
To create a positive future and present for ourselves we must first
envision and affirm the positive future and present we want.
affirmations create consistent tensions in our bodies.
Positive affirmations can release tensions.
To ensure we
keep on the path of good mental and emotional health, we need to
give ourselves a few short and potent affirmations to say repeatedly
to ourselves whenever we remember to do so, or whenever we find ourselves
dwelling on negative thoughts.
remember to create positive affirmations. If you use a
negative in your affirmation, your brain will not register the
negative word, and will therefore give you exactly what you don't
want. For example, if an affirmation said "I will not
panic", your brain would actually register "I Will
panic" being repeated over and over again. Therefore
always ensure that an affirmation says want you want, not what you
don't want. For example, "I am calm and peaceful".
important piece of information about affirmations is that they need
to include a positive emotion. This creates a much more
powerful neuronal network connection in our brains - emotion
always adds power to our thoughts and words. An example of
adding positive emotion is "I rejoice in feeling calm
Laughter can relax, and laughter can heal. People have cured
themselves of cancer and other life-threatening diseases merely
through the power of laughter.
seek out joyous experiences - they are remarkably good for you, and
ultimately very relaxing.
Singing can open our hearts. Whether we sing alone in our
bedrooms or with a choir of likable people, the joy of opening up
our lungs and releasing beautiful sounds has a very positive, and
relaxing effect upon us.
Dancing on our own, to our favourite dance music, can be a tremendous
emotional release. It feels amazingly cleansing and freeing.
Put all your
energy into your dance, and then sit down and enjoy the feeling of
relaxation and joy.
When our bodies are experiencing tension and discomfort, we may need
the hands-on-help of a good masseuse.
is an amazing array of different massage techniques. Try as many as you
like until you find the one, or several, that bring the most relief.
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