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Change Becomes You

I Kid You Not: Relaxation Is a Crucial Part of Success

I share 7 strategies that will help you relax in even the busiest of times.

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Why do we often underestimate relaxation in terms of achieving success?

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How to implement moments of relaxation in your day? Here are 5 useful steps

  • Pay attention to how you feel — when you are completely aware of your inner world, you’ll know when it’s time for proper relaxation. Built-up stress can manifest in various ways — if you feel easily agitated, nervous, triggered, or overwhelmed, then perhaps it’s time for a deserved break from stress.
  • Head outside from your surroundings — chances are you’re working indoors so whenever you feel stressed out, it’s preferable for you to go out and submerge yourself in different surroundings. Taking some fresh air is always a good idea, especially if you’re constantly staring at a screen. Walking in nature or the nearest park is certainly going to lift your spirit.
  • Take deep breaths — mastering breathing techniques is crucial for anyone’s relaxation routine. Breathing deeply allows us to get rid of stress and accumulated negative energy. The intake of oxygen helps us clear our heads, level our blood pressure, and calm our heart rate.
  • Engage with your hobbies — who says having small breaks cannot result in engaging with your hobbies? Whenever you feel like stress is taking over, take the moment to read a book, play a game, have a decent conversation, or do virtually anything that will make you feel happy and bring back your positive energy.
  • Take a moment to self-reflect — when you enter a state of relaxation, do nothing else besides relaxing. Try emptying your mind of all the stressful and work-related thoughts and fully becoming aware of your inner world. I can promise you that the feeling can be very cleansing and healing.

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Ivan Popov

i was once an athlete. then a journalist. now i am a ceo of vipe studio. still running marathons though.