“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… Including you.” Anne Lamott
You will be More Productive.
After relaxing you will notice immediate effects on your body and mind. You will be able to do more work and tasks than you did when you are overwhelmed and stressed. That is because a rested mind and body will be more energized, focused, and prepared to tackle challenges and tasks.
Relaxing is Good for Your Body.
Stress leads to burnout which causes numerous negative health effects on our body and mental health like high blood pressure, headaches, muscle tensions, depression, and anxiety. When we relax, the flow of blood increases around our body giving us more energy. It rejuvenates your body and mind, regulates your mood, which helps cognitive function. Your body will thank you once you take your time to relax!
Relaxing Reduces Drastic Change in Emotion.
Admit it, it is so hard to control your emotions when you are stressed. It makes you irritated and upset with people around you (or even a broken coffee machine too) that results in a crazy outburst. You tend to operate with less conscious control over your emotional response when you are overwhelmed. Relaxing will allow for better control over your emotions. When you are calm, you will be able to distinguish the right response to a certain situation you may encounter.
You will Create a Positive Atmosphere for those Around You.
When someone is cramming at the office they can affect their colleagues too. Just like negative energy, a positive, bright, and optimistic approach are contagious too! Keeping yourself calm with tough situations will surely boost the mood of other people around you. It will motivate them to be cheerful and the atmosphere will improve in a positive way.
Helps Improve Your Immune System.
Stress triggers a combination of signals from both hormones and nerves. These signals cause your adrenal glands to release hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. Cortisol increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream. It alters immune system responses and suppresses the digestive system. When you feel relaxed the level of cortisol decreases which allows our body to improve our immune system and fight off diseases and infections.
Improve Sleep Patterns.
Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. It is so hard to sleep when you are stressed. When you know how to keep your mind at ease, it will be easier for you to get enough sleep and improve sleep patterns that are vital in your body.
Relaxing can do wonders in our body and mind. It is not a luxury but a necessity. How do you make yourself relaxed? We’d love to hear from you!