Do you feel stressed and under pressure? Do you have little time and still want to do something so as not to let the stress get too big and find some relaxation in between? Today we are going to introduce you to some short relaxation techniques – with these exercises you can quickly recharge your batteries and relax your body and mind.
1. Relaxation technique: deep abdominal breathing
If you have a short moment, sit down or lie down as relaxed as possible. Now you close your eyes and breathe deep into your stomach . Make sure you feel the breathing in your stomach.
This relaxation technique reverses cause and effect when it comes to relaxation. That means: when you are stressed, your breathing automatically becomes faster and shallower. Conversely, by deliberately breathing slowly and deeply, you can suggest to your body that the situation is relaxed – this leads to actual relaxation.
A little tip from us: as with other relaxation exercises, it helps a lot if you imagine a suitable picture during deep abdominal breathing. I recommend pictures from nature – passing clouds, a wheat field in the wind or a slightly undulating body of water can fit, for example. But think about your own picture, to which you can best relax.
2. Relaxation technique: journey of thought
A mind trip is suitable to ease the tension in everyday life, be it at work or at home. There are many forms of this relaxation technique, here your own creativity is required . The thought journey is about coming up with completely different thoughts for a short period of time (2-3 minutes are enough) …
… It’s best to choose something in the place where you are. This can be something on your desk (stapler, pen, etc.), something outside (a bird, a lantern, …) or something else. To relax, think of a story about your subject with your eyes closed. This can fly, drive or walk. He can change his shape and do whatever he wants – walking through walls, lifting houses, etc. – just let your thoughts run free and be crazy . Laugh at your thoughts, this also helps to relax.
Here’s a little tip from our experience: This technique of relaxation can become a regular companion in everyday life if you simply continue the story where you left off the last time. And if you have trouble falling asleep in the evening, try to reconstruct the whole story from the beginning. That really helps, I promise! Click here for more tips against falling asleep.
Relaxation techniques can help you in everyday work!
3. Relaxation technique: Mindset adjustment
This exercise brings relaxation to the positive by changing your mindset. We are often annoyed by a task before we even tackle it. This only increases the stress caused by the task at hand. If you believe in yourself and think you can master the task, it will be much easier. This in turn helps you to relax better!
So how can you positively influence your mindset? Sit or lie down comfortably and close your eyes. Now start by making yourself aware of what you are working for. Either you hereby help someone else directly (e.g. a customer, a colleague, etc.) and / or, and this is much more important, you help yourself. What do you intend to do when you are finished? What are you planning for the weekend? Are you out with your partner? Do you meet a good friend or maybe your parents? Are you going to have some delicious food or a wine? Make yourself aware so that you know that there is something that is worthwhile.
It continues with the focus on the actual task. What should I do? Can you do it based on your knowledge or do you still have to google or call in a colleague? Now think about how much nicer the evening, the weekend, your break, etc. will be when you have completed the task. Also make it clear to you that the task has been assigned to you and that you will do it just as well as you can.
Again, a little tip from us: smile relaxed during the exercise, you can force yourself to do this if you don’t feel like smiling at all. It can also help to massage your temples with your index and middle fingers with slow circular movements during the relaxation exercise. Then start doing your job. You can do it!
Hopefully, with these relaxation techniques, we were able to help you relax a little in everyday work. Do not tense up in the application, you will feel yourself what helps you and how exactly you want to do the exercises for you. Feel free to write us in the comments if the exercises have helped you and what techniques you know and can recommend!
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