In her book The Aha Factor: How to Use Your Intuition to Get What You Desire and Deserve, Mariana M. Cooper gives five simple tips How easy and simple it is at home to relieve stress and relax.
Short meditation. Agree, those who have time for daily meditation do not know at all what stress is. But the book is not about yoga, but about the usual shutdown of the thought process for at least 1 minute. To do this, you must close your eyes, “turn off” all thoughts (even if they are positive) and listen to your breath. Mariana M. Cooper argues that such a simple meditative practice is enough to calm the nerves and even make your brain think creatively.
Set the table. Yes, yes, you read that right. To calm the nerves, according to the author, it is enough to eat not at work, but at a specially set table. Proper serving creates a feeling of celebration, coziness and comfort. And this is exactly what our shaky nervous system needs. At the same time, remember that you only need to serve well-cooked food – no fast food and semi-finished products!
Go outside. Of course, jogging in the open air helps to organize thoughts and tone the body, but in stressful situations and panic attacks you are still better to arrange a normal 15-minute walk in the fresh air. Try to arrange such hikes for yourself every day to recharge your batteries and reload your brain. By the way, it is better to choose places near reservoirs. The sound of gurgling water will enhance the relaxing effect.
Include creativity. To relax and feel small again, Cooper advises to get the usual children’s hobbies. Pencils, coloring books (there are even for adults), plasticine – you will be surprised how it relaxes and helps to gush ideas in the future. Pay attention to the situation. The details that surround you and the atmosphere in which you are also affect your inner state. Therefore, Mariana M. Cooper advises to take care of the right interior. And if the repair can only shake your already weak nerves, then such small details as a scented candle or a fresh bouquet of flowers, on the contrary, will put them in order.