Taking time to relax is a critical component of self-care, especially during this unusual holiday season. It’s important to allow yourself to de-stress and unwind throughout period that has been stressful on everyone. If you’re having trouble relaxing or controlling your worries, consider reaching out to a friend or counselor. Confidant can connect you with a trusted provider that has the tools necessary to help manage your anxiety, so you can start relaxing.
Consider these tips to help you throughout your treatment.
Meditation is a centuries’ old technique for relaxation that has numerous mental and physical benefits. Simply find a quiet space and a comfortable position. Now, focus on an object, sensation, or movement, such as swaying branches, or even your breathing.
Be sure to check out Confidant’s selection of free mindfulness tools for help getting started.
Adopt Deep Breathing Techniques
Studies show that simple breathing techniques can improve emotional control and promote psychological well-being.
Begin in a comfortable position, such as lying on your back. Breathe in through your nose and feel your stomach rise. Slowly exhale through your nose and feel your stomach fall. If you need guidance, Confidant offers a collection of simple deep breathing exercises to lead the way.