All this is what I have heard, I read once in the past, and my opinion as well. I hope that the guys here can also give more. Be careful about the words you choose – the things you say about yourself over and over again will ensure that you believe your own rhetoric. Use positive, believable, and caring words about yourself. Teach yourself to step back and see the "big picture" when you're in the thick of things that don't seem to be going well.
There are many opinions and information about it. I'll just say fact that in my head. Recognize that most problems are temporary, and minor setbacks on the path to achieving larger goals. Think logically, and restrain your emotions. If you learn to think more sequentially and logically when you're stressed, you might find that solutions become more apparent. Turn an objective eye on your stressors.
I hope that the information you get from me - thing what you are looking for. Take a realistic look at what's freaking you out, and consider how you'd advise a friend in a similar position. Then, follow your own advice. Change your ways. If the problem is something you're doing, then change the way you act or react. Stop and listen to those around you to figure out and correct what it is you might be misunderstanding or doing wrong.
I'm not too clever at it. But in any case, I've heard some things. Find a quiet place when you are feeling overwhelmed and pamper yourself. Draw a warm bath. Light candles around the tub, dim the lights, add bubbles or lavender, if desired. Sometimes looking at the color yellow can have relaxing effects. Take some time to gather up different yellow objects in a room. You can even spray paint you're onions yellow, though they are no longer edible merely gazing at them can improve you're state of mind.
Due to my modesty, I can not say too much about it, but in any case, I will try. Lie on your bed or sofa. Play some soft music or nature CDs. Relax listening to ocean waves, waterfalls or birds. Read a good book. Curl up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of chamomile tea. Imagine a personal paradise. Close your eyes and envision a different setting. What do you see around you? Is there a breeze?
I do not know about the effectiveness of what I am telling. But in any case, this is what I know. What do you hear - birds or water? Imagine the calming sound of ocean waves reaching the shore. Enjoy a moment in your special place. Even the stall of a bathroom at work is an ideal "quiet spot" for a breather if you have no other place to go. Stop feeling guilty. Guilt is a potent source of stress.
My experience has always tells me some things that I can share with my friends. Get rid of the source of guilt by behaving yourself; stop engaging in behaviors that make you feel guilty. Seek professional help, if necessary, but don't allow destructive behavior to escalate and sabotage your life and health. Learn to prioritize. Make a list of tasks for the day. Organize the list by importance, and be proactive and take care of things before they become a big problem.
Well, we're here to help each other in different problems. Therefore, I'll tell you what I've read about it. I hope it will be useful to you. Time spent more productively means more free time to relax. Work! Although this may sound counteractive to your goal of relaxing, procrastination never feels as good as having nothing to do. Get your tasks done now, and then you can truly relax. Practice meditation.
I do not have too much experience in this life. But I have read enough books to help me understand some things. So I share with you my knowledge about it. Remove all thoughts and emotions from your mind by concentrating on your breathing. Meditation takes you into focusing on your whole being as a form of relaxation, rather than just focusing on one area of your body as any other relaxation technique tends to do.
When I try to find something, I always use Google to do so. But when it's something serious - it is better to ask the people who know enough about it. It can take a while to master, but it is well worth the effort. Begin with a sitting posture for a minimum of 15 minutes per session, and build up to 45–60 minutes per session. Try to meditate regularly. Find a respected mentor if you are having difficulty learning meditation by yourself.
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