Tips for Relaxing

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Think things through as you decide how best YOU can increase relaxation in your life!

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Tips for Relaxing

  1. 1. Tips forRelaxingLifeServices EAP1-800-822-4847
  2. 2. Guidelines for Relaxation activities Is it legal? Is it healthy? Is it fun? Is it relaxing? Is it a source of energy? Is it a source of renewal?
  3. 3. Have the time? Make it a priority Make it a habit Put it in your planner “Just Do It!” Involve a partner Don’t get sidelined with distractions!
  4. 4.  Research relaxation activities on the internet, library, LifeServices website, etc… Get a free consultation at a Educate yourself local fitness or “Ignorance is not an excuse…” yoga club What is most beneficial for you?
  5. 5. What are your objectives? Stress reduction? Relaxation? Focus? Energy? Fulfillment? Better health? Distraction?
  6. 6. Discuss it with loved ones Enjoin them! Inform them!  You don’t have to be alone & maybe they don’t want to be either!  Do it in spite of their reluctance to join you!
  7. 7.  Use to sew, paint, medita te, walk, read, dra w, write? What got in the way? Still have the equipment; Long-lost supplies? hobbies? Go get them & Where did they go? get back to it! Make a goal of a finished product to use, gift, or donate!
  8. 8. What the brain needs… Oxygen; transfer of neurons to release endorphins which give us the natural feeling of well- being. Many relaxation activities will make that happen!
  9. 9. And, when endorphins are released: Magic? So, do it again! Problems dissipate Solutions appear Or, what was previously felt to be a problem is now felt to be benign!
  10. 10. Imagine, visit, make your screen saver your retirement location! This is mine: near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan, voted the most beautiful place in America, 2012!
  11. 11. This is the “other” retirementlocation….hey, it could happen! Saving a table for Margie & hubby!
  12. 12. Let’s look at some suggested activities in our handouts! Call LifeServices EAP for a consultation or resources (www.LifeServicesEAP.com). Make an appointment with a counselor to discuss your needs in person.Always be open to newideas on how to relax! 1-800-822-4847
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