3 Ways To Help You Relax.

Flow Recovery
3 min readAug 12, 2021

Finding ways to relax can be difficult if you’re busy with work, training, parent, etc. So we’ve broken down 3 ways you can look to relax!

In today’s world, it seems that everything is going at 100 miles an hour constantly, and it can all become a little overwhelming at times; we’ve all been there whether you recognise it or not. Maybe you’re one of the few people who can override and keep going; we salute those people we do for your hard work, commitment, and dedication. But it would help if you didn’t underestimate the value of relaxing.

Given the last 18 months, taking some time to relax is either well needed, or you have had more than enough downtime to relax and reset. Either way, you need to take some time for yourself and step away to relax.

When you look up the meaning ‘relax’, it states that you ‘make or become less tense or anxious’ which may surprise some as you may think ‘relax’ is the opposite of ‘stress’ albeit there are definite links between the two, it ultimately boils down to you looking after yourself.

There are specific strategies people can learn, develop or do without even realising it. So if you can find yourself 5, 10, 15, maybe even 30 minutes, you should consider some of these strategies:

Breathing Exercises are the simplest and most effective ways of calming down and hitting reset at the moment. This can be done by taking a sit or laying down, taking a deep breath in and counting to 3, breathing out and count to 3 and repeating for as long as you feel the need to. If you close your eyes too, you can usually relax quicker and easier when doing this!

Write down your thoughts — Sometimes, trying to compartmentalise everything internally in our heads can tip us over the edge and make us feel very overwhelmed. It may be a good tactic to write things down when you feel like you’re getting to that stage; sometimes, it’s easier than actually talking to someone too! By writing things down, you can mentally offload everything going on inside and visually see what you have to do, deal with or handle. That way, you can read through, analyse and decide what factors are a priority, what doesn’t need to be stressed about, and what can be done later.

Visualise your calm — Somewhat holistic but highly effective, taking a moment and ‘finding your happy place’. It may be somewhere you have been, or somewhere you want to go, try and think of; the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and how that makes you feel. For example, you may imagine you’re at the beach, and you can see a nice blue sky, the sound of crashing waves hitting the shore, that salty sea smell, and the subsequent taste the develops in your mouth.

The next time you find yourself stressing, feeling tense, or anxious, try one of the above methods and see if they help you relax.