With the pace of everything now days and the ability to always be connected, it almost feels impossible to have “true” relaxation. Our second episodes goes over a few everyday things you can do to not only relax but to clear up mental fuzziness and forgetfulness.
To have the ability to think clearly you have to stop thinking about all the things you have to get done and just take things one at a time, so your mind can truly focus.
Charmaine Liebertz writer for Scientific American writes, “At some point, such driven people are likely to hit the wall. Their built-up tensions will be unleashed on some unfortunate, unsuspecting person. Or they will find themselves in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer or heart palpitations. At a minimum, they will become less effective thinkers, defeating their very ability to accomplish mental tasks.”
It is important to enjoy life and also do things that help take care of your body now and for the future.
“Bosses and teachers, as well as employees and students, must understand that periods of relaxation are not a waste of time. We need breaks to quell stress, lower inhibiting hormone levels, clear out distractions and extend energy reserves. A little relaxation improves attention and concentration…The losses may not be immediately evident, but they build up, depleting brain and body and making us agitated, aggressive, hypersensitive or depressed.” Says Liebertz.
We have to remember everything we do effects our life. What we eat, what we spend time on, who we hang out with, what we work on, how much we relax or enjoy, how we treat our body. It all ties together. It all can make or break how we think, how clearly we think and what we do with the rest of our lives.