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There are so many reasons for you to be the stressed, agitated, anxious and tensed in today’s world. This is due to the workload we have, schedules to follow, deadlines to meet, commitments at work and at home. Because of this, we do not seem to have enough hours in the day for ourselves to relax and calm down. This then follows onto nervousness, panic attacks, unnecessary worries, insomnia and many other health concerns like IBS, and heart palpation's. These can then go onto become quite serious if not dealt with appropriately. This shows you how stress can snowball so see below for some methods on how to relax.

Meditation and Controlling the Breathing

Relaxation techniques for anxiety are a popular way to relax your mind. You will need to sit in a quiet place that is comfortable and peaceful for you. You must close your eyes and allow yourself to focus on one singular thought only. This is done so you can release all the other unnecessary thoughts in your mind. This will then allow you to relax the body, yoga and tai chi use meditation in there techniques. People that are under stress will have a tendency to breathe quickly, this will make an imbalance in your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels within you. This can lead to fatigue and depression. You need to sit down and take in a breath in your nose, hold and then release via the mouth. This will immediately relax you if you do it ten times.

Massage and Music

Having a massage will relax the most stressful of people. It releases the tension buildup. If you are particularly tense in your muscles then opt for a deep tissue massage as this is stronger and will really penetrate the muscles. It is important to have a massage with a certified professional only as if techniques are performed incorrectly it can cause injury. If you want to relax the mind as well as your muscles, you should have aromatherapy oils such as lavender or chamomile as they possess a refreshing effect. Listening to music will sooth you, it doesn’t have to be slow melodies as long as it is your favorite music. You should listen at the beginning and at the end of your day for the best results.

Ways to Relax Before Bedtime

Often when you have finally finished for the day your mind is still full of the things you have done and the things you need to do the next day. When you are trying to sleep simply reverse count in your head as this will distract you. A hot bath can serve a great purpose as well as can writing down your thoughts and emotions.

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