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Although work is an absolute necessity, it is also essential that we make relaxation a priority. We live in a fast-paced world. Everyday life has become hectic and stressful. The mixture of professional stress, financial problems, constant availability, additional relationship problems and other obligations compete for our attention,  making it necessary to find phases in which we can recover. So, it’s important to slow down and find time to relax.

It often doesn’t seem possible to make this time in the midst of our busy schedules, but right now it’s time to clear our heads. It’s not only important, it’s absolutely essential if we want to stay fit and healthy. Otherwise, health problems, irritability, sleep disorders, depression and other side effects can result. Studies show that various forms of relaxation can help alleviate many chronic health problems, restore energy, and promote more positive self-esteem.

In fact, relaxation can be one of the most luxurious gifts we can and should give ourselves. Constant stress in everyday life can take a toll on both physical and mental health. Therefore, rest periods are particularly important, especially when we are constantly busy and overwhelmed. We should take some time to reflect on whether we are really taking the time to recharge our batteries. If not, now is the perfect time to make relaxation a priority.

Here are some tips to help you manage stress:

Set yourself limits:

Setting boundaries is part of self-preservation, otherwise it’s easy to damage your self-esteem and make other people disrespect you. Get away from situations where others don’t respect your boundaries. Above all, stick to these limits yourself and don’t let yourself be forced into old patterns again. Pay attention to your gut feeling, it will tell you what really feels right for you!

Be conscious of your time:

Take a look at your schedule and determine  which activities can be eliminated or reduced. Try to eliminate those that aren’t essential and prioritize activities that are more important to your overall well-being. Make time for yourself every day. It can be a few minutes in the morning to read a book or magazine, or an hour in the evening to watch your favorite show. Whatever it is, make sure you set aside a specific time each day for relaxation. This will help you develop a habit of making time for yourself.

Identify and address the source of stress:

When you are feeling stressed, it’s important to identify the source of stress. Once you identify the source, you can work on finding a solution to address the issue.

Get enough sleep:

Getting enough sleep is essential for managing stress. Aim for 7-9 hours per night to give your body and mind the rest it needs.

Eat a healthy diet:

Eat a healthy diet: Eating a balanced diet can help reduce stress and give your body t​​he nutrients it needs to function properly.

Stay connected:

Stay connected: Connecting with friends, family, and other loved ones can help reduce stress and give you a sense of support and comfort.

Develop stress-reducing strategies:

Develop stress-reducing strategies: There are many ways to reduce stress, such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, and spending time outdoors. Find a strategy or combination of strategies that works for you and make it part of your daily routine.

Take advantage of technology:

Technology can be a great tool for relaxation. There are countless apps and websites that offer guided meditations, soothing music, and other activities to help you unwind.

Free Time After Work Is Essential To Simply Switch Off And Reduce Stress

Have you decided at times to switch off, but haven’t yet found the right place to retreat? If so, you have already taken the first important step in reducing stress, , now it is only a matter of finding a space that suits you. Some prefer to go outside; others like to make themselves comfortable inside.

AT HOME
It is not always necessary to get away, in order to rest. There are many ways to switch off within the comfort of your own home. Take a bath, read a book while sipping a cup of tea, or just make yourself comfortable on the couch. In short: take the time to do something that is relaxing and don’t look at your watch.

WITH SPORT
This isn’t just about exercising the body, it’s also about clearing your mind when it is filled with a dizzying train of thoughts that just won’t stop. The location is of minor importance. Whether in the gym, jogging in the park or on the home trainer – the main thing is that you really work up a sweat. Worries and frustrations can be turned into energy, and you can redirect your thoughts.

IN NATURE
Nature offers many opportunities to relax. Take a long walk through the forest, a stroll in the fresh air, recharge your batteries in the garden or in the park. Simply absorb the tranquility of your surroundings.Time spent in nature can be a nice balance to the stressful work environment.

AT THE WATER
Water has a very calming effect on many people. Not everyone has the sea right on their doorstep, but a nearby lake or river can also be soothing and restful. For the relaxing effect listen to  the pleasant sound of flowing water, take a few deep breaths and let your mind wander.

WHAT ARE THE MEDITERRANEAN PEOPLE DOING DIFFERENTLY?

The people of the Mediterranean love their short midday sleep called “Siesta” in Spain, “Ripos” is Italy’s lunch, “Siesta” or “Fjaka” in Dalmatia. Our inner clock is set to rest around noon. Taking a nap can also be a real boon for working people and help improve performance. Sleep experts agree that an afternoon nap during working hours – also known as power napping – is highly beneficial.. After an afternoon nap we are more alert, focused and productive. Any longer than 30 minutes is not necessary,; taking too long a nap could result in you waking even more tired than when you began.  For many midday sleepers, a short sleep a day has become a basic biological need that they can and will hardly do without.

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