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Guide to Mastering the Art of Relaxation

by - November 04, 2020



The global pandemic that has emerged in 2020 has heightened the anxieties of nearly everyone across the world. It can be challenging to adjust to a new normal when we feel a lack of control. Life can throw us many curveballs and a pandemic of epic proportions was one that no one could foresee. If you are feeling under pressure because you are worried about the stability of your job, you are concerned about the health of your family, and you can’t bear the thought of not hugging your parents, you may be struggling to switch off from negative thoughts. Follow this guide and learn to become a master of relaxation.


Do Something To Calm You Down

Many people can’t bear to be wholly sedentary if they are used to such an active lifestyle. For some, being relaxed means doing something, however mundane or different this may be. If you are keen on fishing, why not consider the new angler guide for Walleye and try to catch a different fish. If you usually attend a local well-stocked pool, go to the river or the coast instead to change the scenery. If you prefer running, jog somewhere new. If you have mastered the cello, why not give the violin a go. By tweaking your hobby and doing something new, you are channeling your thoughts down a more positive avenue. Learning something new trains your mind to focus, leaving you less time to worry about Covid-19 stats.


Sleep

Your sleep quality is crucial to your mental well being. If you struggle to switch off when your head hits the pillow, you may take hours to get to sleep only to find that your sleep is broken with you waking up every couple of hours. You can feel miserable and ratty when you are awake. If you want to hone a better sleep pattern, you need to turn away from the coronavirus news. It’s all too easy to be bombarded with stats about the pandemic on social media and the news. You need to turn all screens off for at least two hours before your bed time. Run a hot bath, read a book, and enjoy listening to some relaxing chilled out tunes. Doing this will enable your mind to focus on other aspects of your life. There is much more to your existence than coronavirus, however odd this may seem at the moment.


Get Outside

Being cooped up indoors all the time can make us feel isolated and more anxious. Being indoors is more common since the pandemic began as you may be working from home and limiting your social contact. To maintain your mental health, you need to get outside. You should regularly be spending time in your back garden, taking a walk to the park, or embarking on a leisurely cycle ride. Being surrounded by nature and greenery is proven to promote the release of dopamine, your happy hormone which can negate the effects of your stress hormone, cortisol. Being outside can help you to feel recharged and more content when you do venture back home.


Follow this guide and you can ease your anxieties by mastering the art of relaxation.

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