Our lives are so full and busy we almost never take the time to look after ourselves. But creating downtime to alleviate stress will be beneficial to you. We look at how to create and stick to your downtime.
Make Time For Downtime To Alleviate Stress
The first task you need to complete is to put aside some time to have downtime. If you have a very busy life, this can be very difficult to achieve, thirty minutes a day can help improve your overall wellbeing. So look at the times of day when you can fit in thirty minutes and mark it in your diary.
People find it beneficial to have their downtime after midday or after the end of a working day, stress as built up.
Signs Of Stress
There are many symptoms of stress. Headaches are one of the most common, but lack of concentration, worrying over nothing and rapid thought are also common.
Stress can also present itself in physical symptoms, such as sweating, feeling sick, butterflies in the stomach and blurred vision.
There are also many other symptoms but you will find they differ for each individual.
Make A Quiet Space
You should have your downtime in a quiet space free from others. Make sure you turn off your electronics and leave them in another room.
Always have a suitable comfortable chair, or you could lie on a bed.
To help reduce any distrations and promote relaxation, play music in the background. Music is well known to calm the mind and body.
I suggest looking at my music therapy article.
Just sit or lay back and focus on the music, relax into it. Think about the day you have had, but label those thoughts as ‘the past’ and let them float away. You may find your mind wonders away, just refocus back to the music.
Falling asleep is not a bad thing, it shows you are relaxed, and your body is ready for the downtime.
The End Of Downtime
Once you some to the end of your downtime feel how refreshed you are. Downtime helps to reset your stress levels back to zero and you feel calm and relaxed. At this point enter your next downtime session into your diary for tomorrow.
Downtime To Alleviate Stress
In this short article we have looked at a quick downtime method to help Alleviate stress. We have looked at setting times and creating a quiet space.
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