Self relaxation techniques for anxiety

Living in a world that is always making you pushing yourself to fit in community norms and set standards can lead to exactly the opposite of what is expected from you. Instead of going forward, you sometimes go back even though the work is as harder as ever. There comes the question “Why?”

How is it possible to work harder and to receive less, which could lead to feeling incomplete? The answer is stress and anxiety. And the remedies..the following:

If I have to describe different dimensions of both, I will separate them into two subsections. However, it’s all and the same thing. The stress and anxiety levels could be mental or physical. In many cases, the psychological tension could easily turn into muscle tension.

Therefore the ways of managing their “volume,” I believe, could be mental or physical.  In general, the self-relaxation techniques for anxiety include everything that leads to tension and stress reduces in the body and mind.

Mental relaxation techniques for anxiety:

These methods include all that comes from inside us. They are often easy to attain, and you can do it at almost any time and place. Working on a mental level within yourself, using internal dialogue and giving positive advice to your mind is the first thing to start with your relaxation technics.

Once the mind is relaxed, the tension in the muscles will slowly fade. Other relaxation techniques that may give you a “nice touch” include work with visualizations and colors. When saying visualizations I mean picturizing the events you want to happen to you, not the ones that you don’t.

For some reason when we “project” a beautiful image to the mind, it eventually responds to it with calming down the neurons. If you can combine breathing relaxation techniques with visualization, the effect will be even more beneficial for you.

Working with colors is another thing that is easy and brings gradually but lasting tension relief. You can get a coloring book for adults or take a set of color pallets to watch through. You will soon feel another vibe.

Physical relaxation techniques for anxiety:

These are techniques more direct than the previous. By saying “direct,” I mean that they apply directly to the muscles via stretching, exercises, and physical loading. The most popular exercise is deliberately stretching each muscle separately and in groups of muscles to feel each part of your body and make it relax.

Stretching and tensing the muscles can give a contrasting view of what is to be “stiff” and what is to be “loose.” A beautiful example of an exercise that first tightens your muscles to relax is the “plank” pose. The pose is very simple – you balance your body on your toes and your arm in a horizontal pose on the floor. Sounds easy, right?

It’s very hard to stay more than a few minutes, for some people less than 20 seconds.


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