Taking time to relax is vital in maintaining your positive mental health. Relaxing releases your body’s feel-good hormones—serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin—and lowers the stress hormone, cortisol. By incorporating moments of relaxation throughout your day, you will find a happier, healthier you.
Listening to Mark Bowden’s Stress Relief Hypnosis download – hypnotherapy has been shown in clinical studies to reduce stress and promote mental health. I’ve only been listening to Mark Bowden for two weeks but his soothing voice is really helping to focus my mind and relieve my day to day stress.
Reading a book in the sun – reading stimulates my imagination and helps me to relax. I’m enjoying Karen Slaughter’s emotionally complex thriller The Kept Woman.
Watching Game of Thrones – I’m on season 6 and loving it! It enables me to switch off from reality for a while and escape into a world of political manipulation, violence, love, sex and complex characters.
How have you relaxed your body and mind this week?
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