Find Your Happy Place! Tips for Relaxing and Decompressing

Decompressing after a stressful day can be difficult. Find your happy place with these simple relaxation techniques!

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Use progressive muscle relaxation at work, watching TV, or standing in line at the grocery store. This involves consciously tensing sets of muscles and then relaxing them. Start at your neck and work your way to your feet.

Meditation

Silence helps some people get in the zone, while others need some audio guidance to bring them to relaxation. Try different methods and see what works best for you.

Yoga

An hour of gentle stretching, twisting, and contorting your body will send your body and mind into a relaxed state. Try taking a class at your local yoga studio or gym, or check out some guided YouTube videos to fully benefit from your yoga practice.

Walking

We’ve all gone for a relaxing stroll, but have you ever concentrated on your breathing while doing do? Be sure to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth and focus on breathing deeply. (LINK TO ARTICLE ABOUT BREATHING DEEPLY)

Music

Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. Relax by listening to your favorite tunes at the end of a long day.

 

What calms you and carries you into a place of relaxation?