You owe it to yourself to de-stress and relax from time to time (image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/nature-woman-feet-legs-51397/)
Our modern lives are full of stress. From having to wake up early in the mornings to boarding a train that is jam-packed, and never knowing exactly how early or late we will arrive at our offices, we live in a world where anxiety and depression are rife. Leading lives we feel we cannot manage can very quickly result in us becoming depressed, and the World Health Organisation suggests that globally, more than 300 million people currently suffer from depression.
If you feel you were running around like a headless chicken in 2017, this year doesn’t need to be as hectic. Yes, you will still have late work meetings to attend, and the chances are that underground train will keep being as crowded as it was, but there are ways in which you can manage your anxiety so that you can get some proper relaxation time.
Here’s how to de-stress this year.
A recent report has claimed that up to 8 million US adults currently use meditation to calm their minds. This ancient practice that originated in India is not only beneficial when it comes to soothing your mind on the spot; it has also been proven to help long term. Say you are someone who cannot stop thinking about the tasks you need to complete or analyze a situation over and over again well after this has taken place. If this is the case, you will have what experts call a far-from-calm mind. When we are involved in negative patterns of thinking, our bodies can become agitated and even depressed as we just can’t let go of thinking about a particular issue. Engaging in meditation will not mean you are able to stop analyzing something entirely, but it will show you the gaps in between thoughts that exist in your mind and hopefully allow you to see that there are also times in your everyday life when you are quiet and more relaxed.
Get a waterbed
Many of us have probably watched Edward Scissorhands, and perfectly remember the moment when Edward pierces a waterbed in the bedroom of his crush Kim. If you also remember this fantastic scene, you might have often wondered what it would be like to sleep on one of these waterbeds. These unusual species (almost in extinction by mainstream terms) are excellent at helping you relax and de-stress from your everyday worries. Not that many manufacturers exist that can supply you with one or its parts today, but waterbeds are great if you would like to feel like you are floating everytime you go to bed. Users have referred to these as a “warm hug”, and they really are the providers of a comforting experience. If you would like to get yourself one and see how far away it can take you from your everyday worries, this waterbed manufacturer will help you get the mattress that fits your needs.
Do something you love
We all have hard days at the office, and at times, it can be hard to let go of the working day and immerse ourselves in something that is more soothing and relaxing than our jobs. If you would like to forget about your day at the workplace, at least when this is over, there are ways in which you can help your mind do so. One of these methods is to enroll in a course to do something that you love. Being immersed in an activity that we like makes us forget about everything else that surrounds us, and in turn, it creates a bigger space for the mind to be. Enrol in a dancing or singing course today and forget about your worries!