Helpful Hints

How to Set the Tone for Relaxation

I’ve been working really hard on relaxing lately. After getting out of my pattern, I’ve felt an excess of tension. In order to combat this, I started doing these things to help me relax at the end of the night. This is what works for me. Let me know if you have any tips of your own!

  • Tea

I love settling down with a cup of tea at the end of the night. It helps me hit the reset button really quickly. It also helps me to slow down. When I drink something hot, it’s almost impossible to drink it with any type of speed. Therefore, I’m much more aware of how fast I’m trying to go versus what I need to be doing to relax.

  • Music

I’ve found that finding a relaxing album of music to set as the tone for relaxation is very helpful. I usually listen to show tunes or music that I can sing to. While the album that I’ve chosen is great I don’t necessarily sing to it which just puts my mind at ease. I don’t have to think about anything. The link to the album I listen to is below.

  • Candles

I find that dimming the lights and lighting candles is a great way to set a relaxing tone. Candles are also helpful to watch your breathing. If you need to be more intent about slowing your breath, I’d recommend using a candle. Put it in front of you and strive to not allow the flame to flick or blow out. This is an easy meditation strategy that is effective when your mind is too busy to sit still.

  • Put Away Your Phone

Once you have music going, ditch your phone. This has been huge for me. For a couple hours before bed, I disconnect from my phone and journal. It helps me ease into my night and allows me to reconnect with myself. It’s much easier to identify my wants and needs when I don’t have distraction.

  • Find a Comfort Spot

Identify an area in your house to use for relaxation. Preferably somewhere away from where you work or are productive. It could be your bed or favorite chair. Try to pick somewhere stable so that your brain can associate that space with relaxation. Over time, you’ll find that going through that spot throughout the day will calm you down.

These are some pretty basic tips. I think when we’re in real need of relaxation. It’s hard to identify what would help us relax. That’s why I wrote this list. I’m sure you have your own ways to relax yourself. These are quick and easy things to jumpstart your relaxation journey. Happy Relaxing!

I hope your day’s going well. I hope your day is filled with joy, positivity, and laughter. I hope you find peace, love, and happiness.

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