My last two blog posts explored exercising and eating well for emotional health. Now that we’ve covered eating and exercising, this blog will explore relaxing for emotional health.
Relaxation is your body’s way of rejuvenating. Relaxing allows time for your mind and body to repair. It has also been shown that relaxing improves your mood and improves brain function and memory.
I have found the importance of relaxation in my own life. I’ve discovered when I neglect finding time to relax, I do not perform as well in any area of my life. It’s not that I don’t like to relax, but in the midst of a chaotic schedule, I found it hard to find the time.
Here are some ways I’ve learned to incorporate relaxation into my daily schedule. If you try them, you may find they work for you as well.