From morning to dusk we can find ourselves in constant motion, not taking any time to relax. Our minds and bodies need relaxation in order to recharge and keep moving forward. Relaxation also helps to keep burnout away. Even five minutes can do wonders.
Below are a couple of things you can do to relax during the day or evening in five minutes or less. The link below has many more good ideas that might work for you.
Close Your Eyes
James Taylor said it: You can close your eyes, it’s all right. Take a quick break from a busy office or a chaotic household by just lowering your eyelids. It’s an easy way to regain calm and focus.
Nope, it’s not an IQ test, but it is a way to relax. When worries are running rampant, try slowly counting to ten and then back again to calm down. It’s harder to freak about an upcoming date or job interview when you’re busy remembering what number comes before seven. (I do this one myself)
No need to go on a retreat to the mountains—five minutes of peace is all it takes to reap the benefits of mediation. There is evidence that just two quick bouts of silent meditation per day can relieve stress and depression . Find a comfortable spot in a quiet place, concentrate on your breath, and feel those anxieties start to disappear.