Taking Time To Relax Is Important

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.

Taking Time To RelaxToday I’m sharing with you how I’ve been relaxing my body and mind this week:

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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34 Responses to Taking Time To Relax Is Important

  1. LaaLaa says:

    Good tips, it’s good to take a moment to make yourself happy even with simple things. For me it’s reading, I’m enjoying getting back into reading once again x

  2. I’ve been reading Me Before You – it’s a real tear jerker. Reading is the easiest way for me to relax and switch off.

  3. This is so true! I really try to take time for myself but with three kids and a business to run it becomes nigh impossible!

  4. MakeUp Fun says:

    Sounds so relaxing! This week I’ve listened to music and watched some Tv Series.

  5. Sarah Bailey says:

    Hands up I haven’t enough this week – everything went wrong at the start of the week so I’ve been playing catchup ever since which isn’t a good thing at all! x

  6. Annie B says:

    I love GoT but I must admit I don’t find it relaxing. I get that it takes you from reality but it sets my mind racing and almost an adrenalin because it is so good. A good book always wins with me.

  7. kira says:

    I love reading a book to help me switch off, if I can do it in the sun then all the better but I struggle with that considering typical British weather!

  8. Some great ways to relax, I am really bad at relaxing and taking time out for myself x

  9. StressedMum says:

    I really need to start taking a bit of time out for myself, I never seem to be able to just sit and relax properly

  10. hannah says:

    Even though i am very busy, i always try and take time in the day to relax x

  11. Angela says:

    Well I have never seen Games of Thrones. Maybe I should take a look!

  12. Jemma says:

    Such great tips! We all need to take some time out for ourselves.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I exercise. The endorphins released with exercise help me relax, feel happy, and mean I can eat more. 😉

  14. I love GoT – the perfect show to escape from the world! x

  15. I need to relax some more. Love your tips here.

  16. Rachel says:

    You are right it is so important, even if it is 20 minutes here and there, it all counts x

  17. i love reading. really relaxes me. I have just been given some hypnosis CD’s from a friend to try out

  18. Hannah says:

    I love reading and watching some Netflix to relax

  19. Tanya says:

    I love reading on the bus because it just transports me away to their world, I’ve watched the entire new season of The Originals on Netflix and I actually find blasting music at top volume on the radio or my phone relaxes me as well.

  20. gail easton says:

    i read a book in june, i was so happy I had read it, I couldn’t tell you a thing about it I gave up reading last year I have tried several times to real the latest part of the outlander series its been sat for 9 months now as by the time i get to the end of the page i cant remember whats happened and then it doesnt make sense, im gutted but reading is now an upsetting past time so i have given up on it, I do still get out from time to time with my camera jsut half hour somewhere interesting and Im chilled if sore from holding the thing but yip my photography is my relaxation

  21. Reading definitely is my stress reliever, and tv for that matter. Not so much GOT because that keeps me on the edge of my seat lol.

  22. i need to relax a bit more, but I find it hard to switch off! Escapism is the best way…maybe to a tropical island!

  23. great tips, I need to take more time to relax, I wish I had the time too.

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