How You Can (Do) relaxation and Kaizen Almost Instantly
New years resolution – a better You within 365 Days using proper relaxation and Kaizen technique!
Stress is the curse of living in modern times. Everyone suffers from stress. And the stress we suffer takes a heavy toll on our bodies, emotions and minds.
Feeling stressed out, worn out by fatigue or just simply having a miserable day, the best thing to do is relax.
Watching television may be a form of relaxation for some, but is not a recommended method by experts. When we watch TV we are bombarded with commercials, ads, sounds and images. So how do we achieve relaxation? If there are thousands of ways we can get stressed, one of them is not meeting deadlines, there are also many ways we can relax.
In recent studies, experts have determined that heart disease is linked to anger and irritability is linked to mental stress. Too much stress brings about ischemia that can lead to or cause a heart attack. Relaxation takes on added importance in light of this matter. Managing your anger and attitude is significant to heart health, and relaxation can help you manage stress.
One way of relaxation is transcendental meditation. Recent studies have also shown that this method might reduce artery blockage, which is a major cause for heart attack and stroke. People practice transcendental meditation by repeating uttering soothing sounds while meditating, this is to achieve total relaxation. The researchers found that practitioners of transcendental meditation significantly reduced the thickness of their arterial wall compared with those who didn’t practice transcendental meditation. Use my Powerful Ways to Get Moving When You Feel Stuck in Life
Another study on another method of relaxation, acupuncture, seems to reduce high blood pressure by initiating several body functions for the brain to release chemical compounds known as endorphins. Endorphin helps to relax muscles, ease panic, decrease pain, and reduce anxiety.
Yoga is also another method for relaxation and may also have similar effects like acupuncture. In another study, participants were subjected to several minutes of mental stress. Then they were subjected to various relaxation techniques, such as listening to nature sounds or classical music. Only those who did Yoga significantly reduced the time it took for their blood pressures to go back to normal. Yoga is a form of progressive relaxation.
Breathing is one of the easiest methods to relax. Breathing influences almost all aspects of us, it affects our mind, our moods and our body. Simply focus on your breathing, after some time you can feel its effects right away.There are several breathing techniques that can help you reduce stress.
Another easy way to achieve relaxation is exercise. If you feel irritated a simple half-hour of exercise will often settle things down. Although exercise is a great way to lose weight, it does not show you how to manage stress appropriately. Exercise should also be used in conjunction with other exercise method. Back To Basics. The 5 Fundamentals That Everyone Always Forget About Powerful Morning Habits.
One great way of relaxation is getting a massage. To gain full relaxation, you need to totally surrender to the handling and touch of a professional therapist. There are several types of massages that also give different levels of relaxation.
Another method of relaxation is Biofeedback. The usual biofeedback-training program includes a 10-hour sessions that is often spaced one week apart. Hypnosis is one controversial relaxation technique. It is a good alternative for people who think that they have no idea what it feels like to be relaxed. It is also a good alternative for people with stress related health problems.
Drugs are extreme alternatives to relaxation. They are sometimes not safe and are not effective like the other relaxation methods. This method is only used by trained medical professionals on their patients.
These relaxation techniques are just some of the ways you can achieve relaxation. Another reason why we need to relax, aside from lowering blood pressure in people and decreasing the chances of a stroke or a heart attack, is because stress produces hormones that suppress the immune system, relaxation gives the immune system time to recover and in doing so function more efficiently.
Relaxation lowers the activities within the brains’ limbic system; this is the emotional center of our brain. Furthermore, the brain has a periodic need for a more pronounced activity on the right-hemisphere. Relaxation is one way of achieving this. Relaxation can really be of good use once a relaxation technique is regularly built into your lifestyle. Choose a technique that you believe you can do regularly.
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Kaizen and Changing it all at Once
Now we’re looking a little more at some of the other ways you can move towards your goals by improving your health and fitness and maybe making a start on your love life.
And it’s useful at this juncture to point out that it often makes sense to do as many of these things as possible. While we did say that you should have some kind of ‘focus’ in your objectives, it’s also important to recognize the interconnected nature of your life and how hard it is to approach any aspect of your lifestyle in isolation.
What do I mean by this?
Well, let’s take getting into shape as an example. If you want to get into great shape and build lots of muscle, then you may be thinking about starting a new training regime working out four times a week.
That’s great. But if that’s all you’re planning then it also won’t work.
Why? Because think about it: right now you probably come home from work and feel exhausted. That’s probably the reason why you’re not already in great shape. You’re probably pushed for time and have a ton of commitments and your work likely stresses you out.
And now you think you’re going to add four hours of intense exercise on top of that?
And not only that, but you’ll probably need to travel to and from the gym and you’re also going to need to shower. It just won’t work and most likely you’ll give up by week two. This is what happens to countless people.
One solution to this is to just work out the right way and to train in a way that enables you to get the most benefit from the minimal work. Fitting your training in around your lifestyle also helps – train in the morning for instance and you might only need one shower.
But a better strategy? That’s just to change everything.
Changing everything means that you’re going to look at how you can get more time in your evenings.
This may mean:
• Finding a better way to commute
•Working from home some days (discuss this with your boss)
•Quitting one of your after-work activities
•Going to bed a little later and lying in a little longer
•Saying no to friends occasionally
In other words, it’s prioritizing again. It’s making space in your life for this training you hope to do.
Meanwhile, you also want to combat that tiredness.
That might mean:
•Improving the quality of your sleep (new bed?)
•Reducing stress (at work perhaps, or by keeping your home tidier)
• Getting more vitamins and minerals in your diet.
You’ll also find that creating a space to work out in at home makes a difference which means you’ll need to do some home improvement as well. As you can see then, you’re no longer just changing one thing… you’re changing everything.
The Law of Attraction
This doesn’t just apply to fitness and exercise. If you want to do better in your career, then changing everything makes sense too.
Being in better shape will help with your career by making you more confident and more physically imposing. Dressing better will help with your career. Having more energy certainly will!
Here you can consider the law of attraction. This states that like attracts like and that if you act in a certain way, your life will change to match. Act confident, dress well, look great and people start taking you more seriously. Thus you start to get given more responsibility and your career improves. Again then, it pays to make changes in all areas of your life in order to facilitate improvement across the board.
If you’re the cynical type then at this stage you might be wondering how precisely you’re supposed t
o go ahead and ‘change everything’. Not exactly straightforward!
Well, one answer is employ a technique called Kaizen. Essentially, Kaizen means making lots of small changes in order to add up to big differences in your life. Kind of like the way you bring down a great oak with lots of small chops, or how you can walk a hundred miles by taking lots of small steps.
In this scenario though, we’re talking about making lots of small tweaks to your lifestyle and your current situation in order to achieve massive things across the board.
For instance, simply making your bed in the morning is a great little change you can make that will go a long way. Why? Because
you’ll feel much more organized and much better when you come home to a clean bed and this makes you feel more productive. It’s also a great exercise in self-discipline and if you can do this one thing then you’ll find it’s much easier to stick to your other goals.
Cutting out the coffee to save more money is an example of Kaizen too (what other small changes could you make?), as would going to bed ten minutes earlier be. Ten minutes is nothing but it’s over an hour more sleep every week!
How about investing in a robotic vacuum cleaner/ A small thing for sure but it makes a big difference when it means your home no longer looks dusty and you never have to waste time on cleaning!
I wish you a wonderful Year – the best Year ever.