The most important 15 minutes of your day.
During the day you have thousands of thoughts. Some of them are good, but sometimes you have worrying, disturbing, racing thoughts. These racing thoughts may cause you anxiety and stress.
In order to better understand your mind, let me give you a simple example: Imagine your mind as an engine. The faster it goes the higher the temperature. Because of this simple physics, you need to cool your system down, every day for at least 15 minutes a day. Start right now!
There are many good ways to relax your mind: you can do Yoga, Pilates, Autogenic Training, Deep Breathing, Chiropractic and some martial arts. I am not interested in providing you with the best way to relax, because that's a totally subjective choice. The important thing you should be aware of, it's the fact that in order to work at its best, your mind needs to relax and it needs it every single day.
My Relaxation technique is called SRI Somato-Respiratory-Integration and I do NSA Network-Spinal-Analysis once a month. My Therapist is Dr. Dominique Hort MD.
If you have no idea about how to relax, I suggest you to close your eyes and start breathing deeply and slowly, through your nose only. Try focusing on your breathe only. When you feel your mind is flying away, just go back focusing on your breathe.
The key is you have to find the practice that better fits for yourself, and then relax your engine every single day for at least 15 minutes.
When you cool down your mind, you take control of your life and you don’t let stress take over your life.