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RELAXING YOUR MIND AND BODY
Stressed out and need to relax?
Having problems sleeping?
Here's some basic tips, not only for Snakes, but also anyone who might find the information useful :)
Some general relaxation advice
Exercise for 30 minutes at least three times a week.
Set aside some time each day to do something relaxing, such as listening to music, reading, talking with friends, or taking a walk.
Cut down on coffee, tea, and alcohol.
Eat several small, well-balanced meals each day, instead of eating three large meals.
Drink four to eight glasses of water every day.
Get six to ten hours of sleep every night
Practice any relaxation tips suggested by your doctor, such as deep breathing or muscle relaxation.
Long hectic days can leave us all frazzled. After we have wrapped up a thousand details, fulfilled our commitments, endured interruptions and annoyances, or dealt with boredom and tedious chores we end the day only to look forward to the same thing tomorrow. It's no wonder we sometimes have trouble falling asleep.
When you can't sleep....don't put yourself in a frenzy.
Try these steps to relaxation and stress management!
1. Listen to music
2. Listen to an audio tape or video tape you enjoy
3. Clean out a drawer or closet
4. Water your house plants
5. Write a letter to a friend or relative
6. Write in your journal or diary
7. Plan your next vacation or party
8. Shop at a grocery store - some are open 24 hours
9. Visit Copymax - open 24 hours
10 Surf the Net
Some other handy tips--
Try turning on the air cooler
in your house,
because when your body is cooler, you become sleepy.
(Just don't freeze yourself!!)
There are candles that have scents that are special for relaxation or headaches and many other moods (aromatheraphy).
Many stores sell tapes and CDs
of relaxing music, like sounds of the ocean, rain, desert, spring, summer etc.
Whatever it is, just be aware that what is beneficial for one person may be too stimulating for another. You decide what works!