3 Alternative Ways to Relax
Life is chaotic. At times, it can even seem overwhelming to the point of having to catch our breath and still our rapidly beating heart.
Each of us faces challenges in our day-to-day lives, but sometimes things just get on top of us to a point we need to reassess.
Mindfulness is a trend that has been on the top of most of our news feeds for several years now. But what does that even mean? From coloring books to breathing deeply, there are many ways for your body to seep back into relaxation mode.
Here are a few of them.
- Relax and Unwind with Shisha
The Middle Eastern tradition of smoking Shisha pipes is known for its relaxation qualities. It is sweet-tasting, fruit-flavored tobacco, which is covered with foil and roasted. The tobacco smoke is then passed through a water chamber and inhaled through a pipe, deeply and slowly for the ultimate deep breathing, delicious relaxation sensation.
Typically this is an activity reserved for shisha bars. However, it’s worth comparing and finding the best shisha pen on the market in order to bring the experience home to have anywhere and any time you want. (Obviously, this an activity for smokers, don’t start smoking just to relax.)
‘At first I was afraid…I was PETRIFIED’ yes, you will survive your steamy hot shower- an activity which creates a state of relaxation on its own. Singing in the shower is not only good for your self-esteem (because, let’s face it everyone sounds better in the shower) but it is actually an awesome way for you to relax, too.
Singing in general, in particular as part of a singing group has proven relaxation and health benefits. Singing is good for the body, mind, and soul- with studies showing a reduction in heart rate in groups of people who sang together in a group. Singing well-known songs can bring back feelings of nostalgia, and the breathing patterns from singing bring feelings of relaxation overall.
Nobody says you have to be an aspiring Beyoncé to sing-so don’t shy away because you’re not… none of us are!
- The Weird and Wonderful World of ASMR
We all spend a large majority of our days mindlessly scrolling through our phones to whittle away at the time we claim we don’t have. Spending too much time on social media has been proven to be detrimental to our mental health for the most part.
Watching videos on YouTube and ending up down the rabbit hole of weird can also impact negatively on our health until you strike gold! Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or ASMR is an outer-body and overall nice feeling gained from hearing certain sounds.
These can be whispering, eating sounds (weird flex, but ok) or even keyboard tapping sounds- for whatever reason, they bring people into a state of relaxation. People also make a LOT of money on AdSense through YouTube by creating these videos!
What are your favorite alternative ways to relax? Will you consider giving any of these practices a go next time you need to relax?
Let us know!