It’s not easy to relax. It should be but sometimes it isn’t. The thing to remember is that relaxation is relative. What is fine for one is not always fine for another. However there are some generally accepted things that you can do to help you relax. One of the best ways is to have a Cotswolds Spa Weekend that will certainly help you to get there. If that’s not an option at the moment then try one, or a combination, of these things.
First of all breathe slowly, evenly and deeply. There are many breathing techniques that can be learned. This offers a quick and easy solution to the issue of immediate relaxation. The other is to exercise the practice of mindfulness. This is where you focus on the here and the know. Really notice what is around you and look at it. It’s very much in the spirit of the poem “Leisure” by William Henry Davies.
Being creative is also an excellent way to relax. Do not put too much store in the quality of what you produce. It is for you and you only. Painting and creative writing are excellent ways to relax as it allows your mind to wander and produce some art from those wanderings.
Relaxing the body should also be considered, not just the mind. One of the best ways to do this is take a course of gentle yoga. The beauty of yoga is that it works and conversely relaxes both the mind and the body.