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How to Relax your Mind

Introduction

Everyday stress, work, and exhaustion may lead to depression and constant weariness. Sometimes our minds need to be relaxed. You have probably noticed that sometimes after a hard work day, after solving so many problems and thinking over so many things you have problems falling asleep. Insomnia can be caused by over-strain. In this case, no matter how tired you are, no matter how much you want to go to sleep, you just can't. Mental exhaustion is a serious problem that needs to be taken care of.

Do's

Work out

You may want to know that sport is the best way to unwind - it's a fact that you can't feel sad, angry or depressed when you work out. But if you are too tired to work out, then you need to choose activity that suits you. Sport is the best source of endorphin which is the hormone of happiness. Of course there is no need to strain yourself to go to gym if you are physically exhausted. Make sure you have enough physical powers just to start. Prolong the time and intensity of your work outs little by little.

Yoga and Pilates

Yoga is believed to be the great way to relax your body and mind: you are going to need to focus on breathing, and etc., this takes your mind off everything else. If your physical state allows you - substitute it or start practicing along Pilates. This king of classes is also great for clearing your mind but at the same time it tones your muscles.

Long walks

Just walking can help you unwind, too - oxygen gets into your system, into your brain, and you feel your head is getting clearer. Just breathing fresh air is not enough - you need to walk, as a little physical activity helps to bring oxygen to brain cells. Make 20 - 30 minutes a day to walk.

Good night sleep

If you have troubles falling asleep, drink half a cup of warm milk and go right to bed. To feel better the next day, you need to get at least 8 hours to sleep. Try going to bed 9 hours before you have to get up - this way you will be sure you have enough time to fall asleep and have 8 hours to rest - this thought is soothing and it may help you relax and fall asleep. Sleeping 8 hours a day will prevent your mind from exhaustion, and you may not need to relax your mind in the future.

Change activity

The first and the most effective way to unwind after a hard work day is change the kind of activity. If you write reports or your work has a lot to do with counting, then try switching from mental activity to physical activity, like cooking or drawing. If your work is about constant contact with people - grab a puzzle or crossword.

Other tricks

  • Spend as much time outdoors as possible.
  • Consume vitamin D.
  • If you are a religious person, go to church, maybe it will give your mind peace you are seeking.
  • See friends or your family members, talk and think about something besides work.

Don'ts

Don't tumble

When you go to bed, don't tumble, even if it seems you can't get comfortable. Just lay in the position you usually sleep in. Tumbling will make your heart beat a little faster, which will make falling asleep harder.

Don't push yourself

Don't make yourself do what you don't want to do, or what may lead to exhaustion: don't stay at your work place longer then you must, and don't take work home.

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Conclusion

Follow these simple tips, and your life will get better and a little easier. Remember: work is important, but it is going to mean nothing if you lose your health: health is what your life and your happiness are based on, and you need to pay a lot of attention to it.

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