Amongst the chaos of everyday life, a moment to ourselves is what we long for the most -
Although for many of us, relaxation doesn’t always come as second nature. Even in seemingly soothing scenarios such as taking a hot bath or sitting with our feet up, we can find our minds pacing; and that relaxation time isn’t very relaxing at all… In hopes of relieving feelings of stress and anxiety and getting you back to a mindful space of zen and tranquillity, ABFE is on hand to deal you with the ultimate guide to relaxation.
If left unaddressed, being unable to relax can become severely draining and have detrimental effects on your mental and physical wellbeing. To overcome your inability to relax, it is firstly important to identify what is preventing you from doing so. Typical culprits include feeling unorganised, anxious, or stressed either at work or in your personal life. Once divulged, you may find steps to taking a moment to yourself is much easier.
ABFE’s Relaxation Techniques and Tips
Take a break: When something is causing you an overwhelming bout of distress, step away. Even if it is just for a few minutes, taking a break gives you time to rest and recoup before reapproaching your task.
Keep a diary: In addition to keeping us organised, keeping a diary provides a sense of relief - we no longer have to endure thoughts flying through our head, as they are written down and are there when we need them. Additionally, the nature of writing is both therapeutic and relaxing, as you are taking time to process and express your feelings.
Focus on your breathing: Effective and accessible whatever the situation, breathing exercises are a sure way to feel calmer. Take a deep breath in through your nose counting to 7 then hold for 1 second, and exhale slowly from your mouth counting to 7 again; if you can close your eyes and untense your body.
Get Creative: Channelling your artistic side is both enjoyable and therapeutic. When colouring, painting, playing an instrument or whatever you prefer, you will feel relieved of what is troubling you. And who knows, the product of your heightened emotions could turn out to be a masterpiece!
Immerse yourself in nature: Being in the presence of beautiful trees and flowers helps us to feel at one with nature. Whether you’re getting your hands dirty sowing seeds or admiring greenery from a park bench or forest's edge, breathing in the fresh air outside is a great way to relax.
Listen to music: Enjoying the music of our favourite singers is a sure way to put a smile on our faces. Whilst the instruments themselves have the power to distract us, the lyrics may change your outlook on the severity of your presently troubling situation and inspire you to take a different approach.
Exercise: In addition to filling us with a heightened sense of achievement and joy thanks to the release of endorphins, dopamine and other neurotransmitters, physically exerting yourself will make you inevitably more tired - typically making it easier to relax afterwards!
ABFE’s To Promote Relaxation
The Calm & Clear Collection
Rich in powerful synergetic flowers, this best selling collection of remedies contain the following essences: Black-eyed Susan, Boronia, Bottlebrush, Bush Fuchsia, Crowea, Jacaranda, Little Flannel Flower and Paw Paw.
Each of these essences will help to relieve the external pressures that cause feelings of overwhelm, worry, impatience, irritability and difficulty focusing, preventing you from relaxing and allow you to find your inner peace and time for yourself.
Owing to its spiritual awakening, Meditation Essence is among the best ways to achieve a heightened sense of self through enhanced intuition and inner guidance - ultimately helping you to achieve a greater sense of relaxation and calmness. This essence improves the quality of your meditation sessions.
Specifically infused with the healing power of bush flower essences, the Carers Essence Drops assist in coping with the demands, burden of responsibility and overwhelming emotions that come with looking after another. Encouraging a heightened sense of relaxation, these drops will assist in revitalisation, resilience, self-care and inner strength.
At ABFE, we understand the vitality of having relaxation time to yourself and how emotional imbalance can have further consequences to our health and wellbeing. The above guide to relaxation, followed with simultaneous use of our relaxing range of remedies, will make taking a well-deserved moment to yourself easier than ever before. Reclaim time and tranquillity in your life now!
Much love, light and respect ABFE Team UK