Relaxation and Mindfulness
While you can't avoid all stressful situations, learning how to activate your body's relaxation response helps counteract some of its harmful effects.
Learning how to relax is more than taking time to flop on the sofa, go to the gym or watch the latest movie.
It's about creating a quiet space for your mind by removing yourself from everyday thought.
To effectively combat stress, you need to activate your body’s natural relaxation response. Techniques such as deep breathing, visualisation, meditation, and yoga can help.
Knowing how to relax is an essential part of managing your stress.