In this article we share 5 tips for relaxation.

Gently breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, keeping the pace slow and regular. Slowly tense then relax all the muscles in your body, starting at your toes and working up to your head. Afterwards just take some time to be still and focus on how your body feels.

Pause for thought
Take time during your day to stop and look around, or close your eyes and listen to the sounds you can hear. Mindfulness techniques like this can help you to feel calmer and more in the moment.
Listen to some music
Your favourite music can help you switch off. Tracks with a slower tempo, or designed with relaxation in mind, might be a good choice.

Where are you happiest?
The park on a sunny day? By the beach? Imagine you’re there. Think of the sounds and smells around you, and how you feel. This can bring back nice memories and help you to unwind.

Try active relaxation
Gentle exercise like yoga, pliates or a stroll in the fresh air can give you time to unwind your body and mind. Exercise also releases ‘feel-good’ hormones, which can help reduce depression and anxiety.

These are just a few tips for relaxation. Why not find more out about our wellbeing service that can help you ensure relaxation becomes a tool that helps you improve yours or others mental wellbeing.