Constant stresses lead to a decrease in the defenses of the body, and it becomes vulnerable to a variety of diseases. It would be a mistake to think that stress is a problem of our time. The life of people and a hundred and a thousand years ago was full of problems. The need for relaxation was understood back in antiquity: some methods are more than a thousand years old. Obviously, knowing how to relax can be useful for everyone. We bring to your attention 7 effective and simple ways to “reset” the nervous system.
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Relaxing massage is an art that needs to be specially trained and then practiced for several years to achieve perfection. But a simple relaxing massage is in a position to be done by everyone, moreover, it can be made to oneself: by soft massaging movements, walk on each finger of the hand in turn, first one, then another, and then on the earlobes; Pads of fingers in a circular motion to massage the face, slightly more rigid movements – the scalp. It’s easy and it only takes a few minutes.
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Water is the best, the most powerful antistress agent. Almost all water procedures have a relaxing effect. When a person experiences a strong psycho-emotional stress, they offer him a drink; Resting best on the shore of the reservoir …
The opportunity to go to the sea is not always, but almost always you can take a shower while at home. To achieve a relaxing effect, turn on the warm water. If the shower is removable and equipped with a switch for water supply modes, you can make a water massage – it combines the advantages of conventional massage and water procedures. Better yet, relaxation in a warm bath. If there is no possibility to take a shower or a bath, you just have to wash yourself or hold your hands in the water for a few minutes on the elbow.
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We attach more importance to fragrances, we care that from us it is pleasantly smelled. Smells are very powerful: they can make the situation unbearable or, on the contrary, extremely pleasant. Do not underestimate the relaxation capabilities of fragrances. But there is a nuance – the individuality of the reaction to smells. You need to spend some time to find out which fragrances – perfumes, essential oils, flowers, etc. – help you to relax. An interesting fact: the scientists found one smell, which everyone likes. It was the aroma of freshly baked bread. Want to bring into the house an atmosphere of gentle kindness, rest and coziness – bake bread or, for example, a pie.
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Yogis claim that respiratory practices are the most effective means of relaxation. Western researchers agree with the yogis. Suffice it to recall the special breathing techniques that women give birth. The simplest exercise is counting the breath. It is necessary to calculate how many respiratory movements you perform per minute, focusing on each movement. Another exercise is to do four short breaths, and the fifth is longer for a few minutes.
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Many common things, having received an unusual name, are perceived as something complex and difficult to access. So it happened with art therapy: it’s not necessary to study with a psychologist, it’s all that relates to art, but it’s not done to achieve a high artistic result, but to relax in the process. Art therapy is drawing, sculpting from clay and plasticine, painting pictures, jigsaw cutting, participation in amateur productions … One condition: you should like what you are doing, and what does not work should not cause irritation.
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The best way to relax at all times is the best medicine. Sleep is a complete “reset” of the nervous system, a necessary condition for mental balance. There are many myths related to sleep, for example, that you need to sleep eight hours, and to sleep during the day is bad for your health … Of course, you need to sleep when there is a need for it, but it is different for everyone. Nevertheless, having established a night’s sleep, you can achieve a serious increase in stress resistance. Stresses will not be less, but they will be perceived differently, much less sharply.
Sometimes you can not relax using the above methods, and the need for relaxation is extremely high. It happens when there is too much mental tension, which the nervous system can not cope with. If the situation is critical, you need to seek medical help.