How To Relax And Unwind
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How To Relax And Unwind

How To Relax And Unwind. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a few tips on how to relax and rewind. Being able to relax is essential to achieving optimal performance and health. You name it; being relaxed will increase your productivity in it. If you’re not relaxed, everything you do will be a struggle.

How To Relax And Unwind

Relaxation provides the mind-body integration necessary for peak performance.

It is essential to relax to get your mind clear and your body tension free, to regain focus and cool down, and to help you return to a balanced physical state. Relaxation is vital for a healthy mind and is required to maintain motivation and interest in our lives and careers. Not being able to relax and unwind can be damaging to your health. Even when there are enormous demands on your life, you may have a large family, a meaningful career, and a home amongst your other weekly commitments – it is still necessary to find your own time and space to relax.

It is essential that throughout the day, we find time to relax. Twenty minutes, two or three times a day is preferred. If you can’t manage twenty minutes, it’s essential to realise that whatever time you manage to relax will benefit your mind and body, even if not noticeably.

Throughout the day, we must find time to relax. Twenty minutes, two or three times a day is preferred. If you can’t manage twenty minutes, it’s essential to realise that whatever time you manage to relax will benefit your mind and body, even if not noticeably.

When time is short, there are several things you can do:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Daydreaming
  • Just sitting quietly.

Quite often, whatever you do to relax will be personal and work for you, so you need to find what works best.


I have witnessed numerous people with issues relating to relaxation and stress etc. Interestingly, many initially find it challenging to slow down and see the benefits of taking more time out. However, after a few weeks, a couple of life coaching sessions focused on this area, and a bit of commitment, most changed their ways and waxed lyrically about the benefits to their lives.

Some of the expected benefits of relaxation are:

  • It improves your ability to concentrate. It will help you in your ability to tune out distractions and give you better sensory awareness.
  • It improves body awareness; you must know when you are under or overdoing it.
  • It speeds up healing time following an injury and fatigue. The body needs to recover fully to perform at an optimal level shortly.
  • Learning is enhanced, and it is much easier to introduce new thoughts and ideas when your mind is clear and relaxed. Skills are best learned when you are relaxed and tension is absent.
  • It helps you sleep better.
  • You become more efficient
  • It puts your focus back on the present and gives you a sense of control
  • It increases energy

If you don’t take the time to unwind and relax regularly, you might be putting your health and well-being at risk but also that of others as well.

About your responsibility to the health and safety of others, we only have to think of driving a car or operating machinery and how our ability to do these tasks diminishes when we are tense, tired and stressed. So, our responsibility to relax is not just for our own sake but also for others.

Effects of Lack of Relaxation

Regarding our health and emotional well-being, if we don’t relax regularly, we are putting our health and mental health at risk of failure. Some of the effects of lack of relaxation are below:

  • Headaches, common ones being tension headaches and migraines. Controlling tension and relaxing can help with migraines. Tension headaches are susceptible by definition to treatment by relaxation.
  • Chronic fatigue, your body is in a total state of fatigue. You suffer from a total lack of energy and motivation all of the time.
  • Cardiovascular disorders, high blood pressure and heart disease, and heart attack.
  • Gastrointestinal problems, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach ulcers, indigestion, and heartburn.
  • A poor immune system becomes susceptible to illness

Early Warning Signs

Early warning signs that we need to have a break and relax are:

  • Yawning/sighing
  • Lack of concentration
  • Feeling the urge to stretch and move about
  • A general drop in performance
  • Feelings of stress and irritability
  • Performing uncommon errors
  • Tiredness

If we know the signs, take notice of them, take a break etc., we can avoid stress and fatigue, be more rational and focused, better equipped to carry on, and be far healthier.

Spending a lifetime ignoring the signs could heavily impact your health, well-being, happiness, and those around you. Relationships could suffer, as well as your career. On a personal note, the consequences of not relaxing over a lifetime could mean you pay the ultimate price.

You say you don’t have time to relax. I say you don’t have time either. You are your own best resource; you need to take time to nurture and look after yourself.

I hope you enjoyed that.

Talk soon


Working with Strong women, I help empower women not to give up on their goals and find true happiness within themselves. #lifestyle #womenempowerment #selfcare



    I really need to work on relaxing. I overdo the number of things that I cram into a day. It makes it hard for me to wind down and affects my sleep.

  • Amber

    Girl this was an awakening for me. I am totally on my way to needing to unwind and relax before I burnout, all the signs are there. Thank you for the eye opener.

  • Eileen M Loya

    I don’t really have much extra time in my day, but I do make it a point to have at least a few minutes to just sit quietly in my garden and look at my flowering plants and bonsais. It does help me calm down and relax. Then I get up again and do my daily tasks. I only wish I could have more time to myself. Life does get difficult sometimes.

  • Debbie

    Great reminder to relax and unwind and slow down. I like that you shared simple tips like reading when we are short on time. Great ideas!

  • Sangeetha

    It’s so important to take time for ourselves and prioritize self-care. I particularly like to disconnect from technology and spend time in nature. Thank you for sharing these helpful tips!

  • Stephanie

    Taking the time to relax is so important! Even if it’s just for a few minutes, we all need that break. For me, it’s reading. That’s what I like to do to relax when I can.

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