Monday, October 19, 2015

Just Chill

People, learn to relax!!!

Throughout my few years of life I have learned one very important lesson:  The more we give of ourselves to the world, the more we should allow ourselves time to rejuvenate.  I often prescribe rest to my patients and clients.  The most common response I hear is lack of time.  We don't need a LOT of time to restore ourselves.  Small increments of time on a consistent basis will yield the same restorative results.

Kick off your Shoes  

If you are short on time fifteen minutes of true quiet time will serve you well.  Don't use this time to read, make phone calls, check emails or anything else.  Simply allow yourself to do nothing.  


If you have a difficult time calming your mind down follow these steps. I call it "Breath of Five." Take 5 deep breaths.  Inhale for a count of 5 and exhale for a count of 5.  Then relax until it's time to get back at it. 

Go Outside.

Nature is an easy way to relax.  When outside we seldom take in the sights around us.  Observe the birds, the trees and how the leaves blow in the wind.  Take time to admire the flowers around you.  If you're like me and live in a busy city use that time to people watch.  Human behavior is one of the most amusing things to me.  

Light My Fire!

Another relaxing ritual my friends and family has is spending time in front of a bonfire.   We laugh, sing, tell stories and each up with each other around a cozy fire.  There's nothing better than relaxing with friends.   What are some of the ways you like to relax and unwind?

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