Here are some certain advices:
Learn to relax. Relax the mind especially by cultivating a sense of humour. Do not meet life with a tense mind. You have not mastered the art of living till you have learned to play with life, to let your energies run freely and easily in meeting its demands. Fix a time when you drop business cares, and keep to it. Scientists have been studying the effect of laughter on human beings and have found that it has a profound and instantaneous effect on virtually every important organ in the human body.
Laughter reduces health-sapping tensions relaxes the tissues and exercises the most vital organs. It is said that laughter even when forced results in a beneficial effect on us both mentally and physically. Next time you feel nervous and jittery, indulge in a good laugh. Laughter is the best medicine for a long and happy life. He, who laughs, lasts long.
By you organizing our work and our time table we can organize our mind also, when you organize your mind a sense of power will come to you, and you will soon wonder at the ease with which you can handle responsibilities. Your capacity for work will increase, so it will pleasure you, in what you are doing.
Life 1s more than meal and body more than raiment,’ goes the saying. So if there is anything persisting in your mind at the close of the day’s work, leave it alone and say, ‘I shall deal with you tomorrow, not now, and then give yourself to things that are useful and pleasant.
The only way to relax mind and body is to live the right way and have the right attitude.
Don’t keep trying to do too much.
Don’t try to do too much at once.
Don’t be too ambitious.
Don’t envy other people.
Don’t expect other people to agree with you and do things your way.
Don’t expect everybody to like you.
Give yourself sufficient time.
Have sensible ambitions.
Be reasonable in what you expect from others.
Be sensible in the way you live.
Plan the day ahead.
Allow yourself a quiet period every day.
Twenty minutes of passive relaxation soon after a difficult flight made fliers feel quite fresh; rhythmic relaxation prevented unpleasant mind. Learn to relax your body, entirely. That is one of the best ways toward mental relaxation. Form the habit of relaxing mentally by not caring for one way or the other after you have done your work. If you form this habit and practice it every clay, you need never fear of harming yourself by working too hard. You’ll find, to your surprise, that you can work harder than ever, that you have tapped energies you never suspected to exist. Form this habit and you’ll never have to worry about burning yourself out.
The increasing mental and physical tension and strain is the greatest enemy of our society. It must learn to relax if it must survive. Relaxation means simply the prudent use of our mental and physical faculties so as to achieve optimum efficiency and skill. Whoever knows how to rest at the right time will double his efficiency and not waste his health? Therefore enliven yourself with amusements which will arouse enthusiasm and prevent depressing memories.
Let your holidays be associated with great public events. In using leisure hours it is always better to participate actively in some sports or recreational pastime, rather than be a passive spectator, you can profit more by playing table-tennis for half an hour than by watching a cricket or tennis match for two hours. Playing a musical instrument for fifteen minutes yields more pleasure through self expression than seeing a two-hour film show. A real vacation should rekindle our inner fire. Yet minutes of vacationing may do us better than a month-long vacation. Half an hour of spontaneous self-expression in talking about a hobby with a friend who shares the same interest can refresh us, the secret of relaxation is that if we want to relax, we must concern ourselves with the means and not the end. What we have to do is not to try to relax but to release muscles and muscle groups. This is the easiest and most effective method. Do not try to relax. If you strive and strain to relax the effort will only increase tension. But a relaxed attitude, which we call patience or calmness, is very necessary. Start the process of relaxation in the muscle and then immediately shift your attention to another muscle. The first muscle will automatically continue its relaxation. So that a comfortable position while standing, sitting or lying down. When you feel tension, stop your action which causes it.
Breathe softly and unhurriedly, and do not try to think about anything, not even about nothing. But just let your mind go. That is real relaxation. Take it easy. Look at things just as children do, naturally without anxiety, without wanting to embrace all the details. Otherwise your mind will be producing ideas which will cause tension and strain. Hear near or distant noise. Retain consciousness of it for a few seconds. Or even notice the lack of noise. Open up the sense of hearing without forced attention. Repeat these acts five times each hour of the day. With these exercises you can calm irritation and hypersensitivity to sound. Surprisingly in large number of us, has a tired and plaintive sound. Some of us are really tired but far more of us are not tired at all, or would not be tired at all unless we had got into a wretched trick of feeling tired, by following the prevalent habits of vocalisation and expression. The more plaintive you sound, the more plaintive you feel. Colour too has a great psychological effect on us. To be in the midst of glaring colours is very tiring. Patients recuperate more readily when there are pastel colours around them. When a crisis is past and we can afford to relax. We usually say that we can breathe with more ease. The other way about, if we can breathe easier, we won’t get so tense. It was Voltaire who said. ‘A good deal of human illness could be cured by breathing.’ Full breathing, or deep breathing as we call it, if done smoothly and rhythmically, has a relaxing effect and is good for health. But forced deep breathing has the contrary effect. Relaxed smooth, self rhythmical deep breathing helps relax the entire body. When your eyes feel strained and the print you are reading appears blurred close your eyes take a deep breath and let it out relaxed. Now open your eyes, and you will see the print clearly.
A warm bath followed by a cold one, is a great help to relax the entire body. It will also help you to sleep better.
Leisure and relaxation go hand in hand.
Leisure is a mental and spiritual attitude and not simply the result of external factors like Spare time a holiday a week-end or vacation. Over and above everything else, leisure is a condition of soul. Some people think they are busy when they are only nervous, or rather, when, they are mentally maladjusted. It is more important to rest well than to rest long. When you feel the need of rest,
Raise your feet to hip-level and rest for ten minutes. That will refresh you very much. Yoga practices calm our over-wrought nerves relax our muscles and revolve our organs’ and nerve centres.
Pranayama (the breathing exercise) brings Oxygen and energy to evenly cell, cleanses the organism by burning up the waste products, expels the toxins; while relaxation· guards against neurasthenia and insomnia. Relaxation of the body goes hand in hand with relaxation of the mind. Thus he (the relaxed man) knows how to conjure up mental pictures of peaceful, calm and tranquil situations.
The obstacles of serenity are not external. They lie within us. ‘If we acquire the art of proper self-love we free ourselves from shallow fears and learn honestly to face grief and to transcend it; if we free from immaturity and boldly shoulder adult responsibility; if we appraise and accept ourselves as we really are, how then can we fail to create a good life for ourselves.
There are a few very important points for relaxed living: —-
1. A cold or warm bath after a day’s hard work
2. Physical exercise
3. Cultivation of a constructive hobby
4. Regulation of diet
5. A kindly heart and a hearty laugh
6. Free social service and love towards your family friends and neighbours
7. Avoiding the use of tranquillisers sedatives and toxic substances
8. Sound Sleep.
Try these eight steps to relaxed living and you will always feel at ease, enjoy life.
Good effects of relaxation:
One of the most important steps in t relaxation is to learn to think generously and truthfully. Thoughts of ill-will, of guilt, of fear produce tumult in the mind. On the contrary, thoughts of good will trust confidence and goodness create a spiritual calm and a bodily relaxation. Since thoughts tend to become automatic, healthful and healing thoughts deliberately repeated with persistent regularity will become natural and constantly fill the mind with peace.
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