This is a difficult time for Black Americans right now. Innocent people are being killed my cops and our country seems to be at its biggest divide. And with everything else going on with the pandemic, this country and world are such a terrible place right now. . But with what’s going on in the world, it’s important more than ever for our emotional wellbeing and physical health. Relaxing not only helps has amazing health benefits, including reducing stress and muscle tension, and lowering blood pressure. We are all going to get through this. So go ahead and take a breath and read the tips down below on how to relax, pause and rewind.
Rest and Refuel
Give yourself time to recharge so you won’t feel drained throughout the day. Taking a relaxing bubble bath before bed or reducing screen time before bed. And if you have to, there are lots of sleep supplements that can help that contain melatonin. These will help calm your body and mind to help you get a good night’s sleep. Some brands I like are Rae and HUM.
Find Your Jam
Maybe you find comfort in silence or you like listening to music, use a sound machine or the nature. Anything that helps you find your zen. There are studies that show that listening to music can help reduce stress.
We might say we don’t have time to stretch, I know I sometimes tell myself that after a workout. But once you start stretching, your body will thank you. Blogilates has some amazing stretch videos. And this one, you can stretch without leaving your chair. But personally, I prefer to get out of my seat to stretch.
Inhale and Exhale
I’ve talked about breathing techniques before. This technique is often overlooked. Just remember to breathe in and out and hold for 4-6 seconds.
So go ahead and hit that pause button! What’s been helping you relax?