Having an overactive mind is not uncommon in our modern society. Many of us work jobs that require us to multitask or spend time in a distracting environment. After several hours of this, it can be difficult to get the mind to relax.
Here are some tips that might help you find a bit of mental relaxation when you need it. They’re perfect for after work or any time you feel your mind running away from itself.
Find a quiet place. Close your eyes and take three slow, deep breaths. Concentrate on filling your lungs with air and emptying them completely.
Concentrate on the sensation of your ribcage and diaphragm moving up and down. Starting at your shoulders, try to feel how every part of your body is connected, and work down from there.
Let your breathing return to normal as you concentrate on these sensations.
Try to avoid complex thoughts, especially thoughts of work or anything that might trigger anxiety. This process may take a few minutes or quite a while. It can be performed at any time, anywhere, even if you are not in an isolated environment.
Warm Bath or Shower
A warm bath can be very calming. Consider adding soothing minerals like Epsom salts or other substances. The key to making this different from a regular bath or shower is time. Don’t rush yourself. Just let yourself relax in the warm water and take as long as you like.
Cuddle Up With A Furry Friend
If you have a furry pet, now is the time to appreciate them. Play with your cat or dog. Take them out for a walk. Evidence shows that pets can have a very strong therapeutic effect. They are eager to reflect the love and care you pour into them, and this can be very beneficial to your state of mind.
Declutter Or Clean Something
If there is a small cleaning task in your household that is begging for attention, now might be the time to do it. This kind of activity makes your mind focus on specific, singular details of the moment.
Soak the sponge and wring it out. Sweep the floor. Dust your collection of bric-a-brac, or pick up clutter. All of these activities can yank your mind out of a cycle of anxious thoughts and worries by forcing it to focus on something else. Worries about work, bills, or your career may quickly take the backseat to the focused concentration needed to remove grime or put something in order.
Botanical products are an option some people find useful. It’s impossible to say which ones might work best, but the following botanicals and supplements are known for their relaxing effects.
Red Thai Kratom – This strain of kratom is renowned among those who practice traditional medicine for its ability to relax the mind and body. You can find kratom for sale in many forms, including powders and concentrates.
Cannabis – Studies show that cannabinoids in cannabis may offer many benefits to users, including the ability to relax a busy mind. Some people find good results using non-intoxicating cannabinoids like CBD. Cannabis products are available in a variety of forms, including edibles, and sodas.
Black Seed Oil – Extract from the Nigella Sativa plant, or black cumin is an antioxidant that is currently under study for a wide range of benefits. It may support cognitive functions related to aging, and help with concentration. Like kratom and cannabis, black seed oil is available in a variety of forms.
Relaxation May Be The Key To A Long Life
Finding ways to relax can be an important factor in a long life.
If you find your work or other activities seem to intrude elsewhere in your life, and the pressure gets intense, take a moment and try one of these methods to calm your thoughts. Put some effort into it (although that sounds counter-intuitive) and don’t give up if it doesn’t work at first. By trying different ways to relax your mind, you have a good chance of finding a method that works for you. Learning how to calm your mind can improve your quality of life and mental health.