Finding time to relax can be hard and many people find that knowing how to relax can be a struggle. However being able to relax is extremely beneficial for your health, so finding a way to fit it in is really important.
Relaxation helps keep stress levels down, improve health and help you get through day to day life. If you work too much and don’t give yourself the time you need to relax you will begin to feel pressured and it can have a negative effect on your mental health. Try to take some time for yourself each day and relax in the way you find best – whether it’s taking a long soak in the bath or just have a warm cup of decaffeinated tea with a bit of quiet before bed.
Relaxation is key when it comes to stress release. Studies have shown that there are many other benefits from stress relieving therapies. You can decrease the risks of having a heart attack, you can be protected from mental health issues, improve your immune system and even improve your memory. Today’s fast-paced life means that stress levels are at an all time high, so it’s important to recognise when you’re feeling stressed and know how to take some time unwind. Prolonged stress can cause people to feel anxious and they may find they struggle to maintain their daily functions easily. Stress can make it difficult to sleep. When the mind is full of worries and thoughts it can be hard to switch off, so finding a way to relieve this stress can help to improve sleeping habits.
How you relax is up to you, but we do have a few suggestions which can easily fit into any daily routine.
Water is extremely soothing, so a long, warm bath is always a good way to go. Alternatively, if you struggle to stay still you could go for a swim – the gentle exercise is great for your physical health and it will help you work through the thoughts of the day.
Generally any exercise is perfect for relaxation. It keeps you active and it forces your mind to focus on what you’re doing at the time – there’s no time to dwell on what happened at the office! It also releases endorphins which create that happy, relaxed feeling.
Take a break from technology. The problem with smartphones and tablets is that we are constantly on them and always feel like there is something happening, or we need to always be looking something up. How many times a day do you end up on Facebook/Twitter or scrolling through websites just because you can? This isn’t allowing you to relax and depending on what you’ve read whilst browsing you could even end up more agitated than when you first picked up your phone! Give the tech a break. Trust us, you won’t miss anything if you ignore the internet for an hour.
A lot of people enjoy find the company of others relaxing. Here at The Stable, we offer an ideal location to relax where you can meet up with other people. Whether you want to just relax in our Lounge Bar with a drink, or go for complete relaxation in our heat and water facilities, including a sauna and steam room, we’re here to provide a getaway from everyday stresses.