HOW TO RELAX
It’s hard to relax in times of stress. And it doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. Stress can be caused by a number of things – work, finances and situations that are out of your control. Whatever it is that causes you stress, it’s important to try take a step back, relax and centre your thoughts. For some, relaxing means meditation and breathing exercises. For others, it’s a bubble bath and a little bit of self-care. Whichever way you like to find peace in times of stress, here are some of our top tips on how to relax.
SIMPLE BREATHING EXERCISE FOR REDUCING STRESS
Lie flat on your back and place both hands on your stomach.
Breathe in through your nose, counting to four as you do. Feel your stomach rise.
And exhale. Breathing out through your mouth, counting to four as you do. Feel your stomach fall.
Repeat until you feel calm and relaxed and until your heart rate has come down.