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Life at times can be hectic and fast paced leaving one frequently tired, irritable and sometimes exhausted. It is always advised to create some relaxation time in your schedule to give you the opportunity to release excess tension and stress.

It may seem strange but people can almost without realising it become accustomed to be overly tensed or stressed and deem it normal.

Some signs or clues to spot if you have excess levels of tension or stress:

  • Heart racing
  • Feelings of light headedness and faintness
  • Constant tense muscles
  • Persistent tiredness and periods of exhaustion
  • Sleeping difficulties and/or waking up feeling tired
  • Aches and pains
  • Knotted stomach
  • Lack of appetite
  • Constantly buzzing mind
  • Difficulty in concentration or thinking clearly
  • Feeling always rushed, under time pressure or lacking in time

Many of these symptoms can be indicators of other factors so it is always best to discuss with your GP if you are in any way unsure.

Relaxation Benefits

Generally speaking the more relaxed you are the better your mind and body works and the easier life can be.

There are many ways to learn how to relax and finding the approach which is right for you is highly recommended. Learning to relax physically in muscle groups, meditation, prayer, yoga and learning mental relaxation are just some of the various options.

Just as exercising to become fitter physically, ways of relaxation can take practice to become proficient and reduce stress and tension in the long term.


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