Health Tips. 5 Ways To Relax In 5 Minutes Or Less

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What if I could help you learn to relax in only 5 minutes? Would you give it a go?

We know that a healthy diet, exercise, regular sleep, moderate alcohol intake and no smoking are all the keys to a healthy body they also help with relaxation as well.

But if you’re looking for an extra boost to your physical well being, here are 5 simple ways to unwind and relax. You can do these anytime, anywhere.

5 Ways To Relax

1. Meditate

You don’t need to sit in a specific position like the lotus pose, just sit in a position that is comfortable for you; turn everything off and be at one with your mind for 5 minutes.

If you are not practiced at meditation get yourself a guided meditation C.D. to help you to relax. The more you practice the easier it becomes.

2. Have A Cup Of Tea

Ensure that you’re adequately hydrated. (Herbal tea with no caffeine is best). There is evidence that suggests dehydration impacts mental and physical performance and can lead to stress.

Researchers at King’s College in London have found that tea is a more efficient at hydrating than water. The caffeine content of coffee or the sugar in soft drinks will not help your stress, but a nice cup of tea might.

Green tea is amazing for this. Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger. Boil the water, pour it out, and take a soothing sip, make it a daily ritual. Sit for 5 minutes in peace and quiet and have a sip.

3. Rub Your Feet Over A Golf Ball

I get my clients to do this all of the time. It is like getting a reflexology session. Our feet are filled with nerve endings and you can treat your whole body with a good foot massage. Roll your feet back and forth over a golf ball.

You can even keep a golf ball under your desk at work, take your shoes off and massage your feet while you work!

4. Play Your Favorite Music

How good does it feel when you can sing and dance to your favorite music? My favorite music is the soundtrack to ‘Abba’ the movie. Whenever I am stressed I get up from my computer and blast the soundtrack and sing as loud as I can.

(I understand if you are in a shared office singing and dancing is NOT the thing to do) BUT, put on some headphones and play your favorite track.

Music has been used in hospitals to combat depression and induce sleep in those suffering chronic insomnia. Music has also been used as a therapy for centuries. Take time to listen to some of your favorite music, and your body will thank you for it.

5. Take A Walk

Go for a quick walk around the block. You don’t have to do a fast walk. Just get away from the environment you are in. Get away from your computer for 5 minutes. You’ll get the benefits of alone time, physical activity, and a few minutes to gather your thoughts.

Do one of these (or something else you choose) every day and see how your stress levels decrease.

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Sharon WhiteSharon White

If you would like to learn more and work with me one on one I would love to work with you. I am passionate about people having a voice, being heard and creating the change you want in your life.

You can contact me at to see how I can help you. Sharon is the founder of Global Healing Exchange. You can work with her on her Emotional Freedom Program here.

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