When faced with numerous responsibilities of work and family it can be difficult to find time for yourself. Taking a few moments each day to relax and unwind can be very beneficial.
Practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress by:
Slowing your heart rate
Lowering blood pressure
Slowing your breathing rate
Reducing production of stress hormones
Increasing blood flow to major muscles
Reducing muscle tension
Reducing or elimination chronic pain
Improving concentration and boosting mood
Lowering fatigue and increasing energy
Learning which relaxation techniques work best for you will help you to manage your tension and stress. You will become more aware of muscle tension, tightness and stress in the body and be able to eliminate or diminish it with these techniques. This will help you to prevent your stress and tension from getting out of control. All of these techniques take practice, and you may need to experiment and try several different techniques until you discover which ones work best for you.