Episode 134 – 6 super simple ways to enhance your relaxation time
I get it.
So even though you’re trying to enjoy your relaxation time – laying down in the sun at the beach or your sitting on your couch watching tv or something like that – you can’t help but think about external stresses that you have in your day such as bills, relationship issues or news and media junk.
It might even be like work politics, work deadlines or work projects in general that are getting under your skin and into your head.
So in essence you are physically relaxed…BUT you have all this mental clutter circulating in your mind which is affecting your relaxation time.
What can you do to enhance your relaxation time?
First off be aware of it.
Awareness is the metaphorical fork in the road where you can make a choice to either continue on the same path or try a new course of living.
Here in this first stage make sure you step outside of yourself for a moment and recognise that you are mentally cluttered.
Then it’s up to you to make the choice to do something about it.
Secondly, add in these mind altering activities to enhance your relaxation time:
Externalize or remove those thoughts from your head through thoughts management activities such as:
Read on below.
- Journal writing
This has been an activity for the ages with many a great thinker or business person using this strategy to help organise their thoughts and thinking time.
Simply make it a daily habit.
This will act as a mental clutter cleaner much like a whiteboard eraser helps to clear all the previous notes off the class or office whiteboard.
Add in Qi-gong or visualisation activities to get you started – you can also try breathing meditation.
- Do things that you enjoy
Get out in nature, go out and socialize or even try team sports.
There’s nothing like shifting your focus and brain biochemistry to help you enhance your relaxation time.
Enhance your relaxation
These activities will help to replace those circulating thoughts with the right frame of mind to enhance your relaxation time.
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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.