How To Slow Down and Relax

By admin / September 2, 2009
By: Roseanna Leaton
Category: Stress Management

Everything in life seems to happen more quickly these days it seems; or perhaps I'm just getting older. I always remember my granny telling us to slow down and other adults in general suggesting that "patience is a virtue". Things happen so immediately in this day and age and this can be both good and bad. It is certainly not good when disease and illness can find its way from one side of the world to another in a matter of just hours.

We live in a society where pretty much anything can happen straight away. And because it can be done, it encourages us to move and think and work at an increased pace as well. It would seem that many of us just do not know how to stop. We just keep on going and going, until something snaps. When you do too much, too quickly and for too long it is inevitable that something does indeed snap. Usually we are alerted by a physical symptom of one sort or another.

Illness and disease are often simply a reflection of our habitual behavior and thought patterns. The word disease derives from a combination of "dis" and "ease"; it is your body telling you that you are no longer at ease with what you are doing. It is unfortunate that few people actually recognize this link; if they did they could learn to listen to their bodies and adapt their attitude and behavior to encourage far greater levels of health and wellness.

The fact is that the way in which our brains work does not encourage the best response to stress. When stressed and under pressure we tend to just keep on doing the same things; it would be far better, of course, to recognize that an alternative course of action would be a much more beneficial way in which to deal with stress. I am reminded of the phrase "banging your head against a brick wall". The human brain does indeed seem to react to stress in this inappropriate way. If what you are doing doesn't work for you, then you do need to make some changes, and not keep banging your head against a brick wall.

When we get stressed or under pressure the more logical cortical regions of the brain can be virtually bypassed leaving us with what may even amount to a complete inability to think straight. This is why it is important to learn to stop, to pause for a moment, and allow yourself to take a step back and relax. Until you do this you will not be able to think clearly or make good decisions; and if you keep doing what you are doing you will keep getting what you are getting.

The million dollar question is how can you stop and take that step back? The answer is self hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation. It is the state between wake and sleep. You can learn to use hypnosis with the help of a hypnosis download. Once you have learned how to stop and relax with hypnosis then you are in a position to think clearly and logically about your situation.

Mahatma Ghandi made the comment that "there is more to life than increasing its speed". If things seem to be moving too quickly for you or if you are not enjoying life or if you are suffering from "dis-ease" a great place in which to begin the process of change is to take your mind and body to a place of rest and recuperation - which you will find in the state of hypnosis.

Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for health, wellness and success.

With a degree in psychology and qualifications in hypnotherapy, NLP and sports psychology, Roseanna Leaton is one of the leading practitioners of self-improvement. You can learn to relax with a free mp3 from and peruse her extensive library of self hypnosis mp3s for health.

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