Switching Off: Steps To Induce Calmness And Tranquility

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Do you ever feel like your thoughts are whizzing around your mind at a hundred miles per hour? Are you sick of nodding off on the sofa only to find that you can’t get to sleep when you get into bed? Is the lockdown making you anxious or restless? If you can’t switch off, you’re not alone. Here are some steps to take to induce calmness and tranquility

Adjust your evening routine

One of the most common problems people experience is struggling to get to sleep. Even if you feel exhausted, it’s not always easy to drift off. If this scenario sounds familiar, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at your evening routine. How do you spend your time? It’s so important to prepare your body and mind for rest, and you can do this by taking time to unwind and relax. If you take your phone to bed with you, or you’re still sending or checking emails at 9pm, now is the time to introduce some new rules. Try and make your bedroom a tech-free zone, leave work at the office and make use of the spare time you have in the evening. Run a bath, listen to music, call friends and family, watch TV, read a book or meditate. If you get into bed feeling calm, it will be much easier to fall into a deep sleep. 

Ease anxiety

Anxiety is a natural human response, but it can also be a mental health disorder. It’s perfectly understandable to be nervous and anxious if you’re about to sit a test or you’re watching a horror movie. The trouble is that anxiety can persist even in scenarios when the vast majority of people feel content and calm. If you’re on edge all the time, or you find it virtually impossible to control your breathing or clear your mind, it’s important to seek help and to try and manage your symptoms. There are several possible solutions for anxiety, from taking medication prescribed by a doctor and talking therapies to self-help techniques like exercise, meditation and massage and aromatherapy. CBD has also become more popular in recent years. If you are considering trying CBD for anxiety, look for a reputable cannabis dispensary & delivery service, research products carefully, follow usage instructions and seek advice from your doctor if you have any concerns or queries. If you are prone to anxiety, you might find that it takes some time to identify effective solutions and techniques. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. 

Express yourself

Often, we find it hard to wind down because we’ve got thoughts, ideas, feelings and emotions charging around our bodies and minds. Expressing yourself is cathartic, and it can help you to manage and deal with your emotions. There are myriad ways you can express yourself, including artistic activities, writing, playing music and exercising. If you’re angry, for example, and you’ve had a frustrating day, punching a bag at a boxing class or going to a high-intensity interval training session can help you channel your emotions in a constructive way. If you’re tired, and you’ve had a long, busy day, painting, writing or doing Pilates could help you to switch off and relax. 

Most of us have days when we feel like we’re spinning plates and it’s impossible to find inner peace. If you’re struggling to switch off, hopefully, this guide will help you slow down and relax.

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