Practicing relaxation can mean more than deep breathing. Relaxation can help with strong feelings such as stress, anxiety and even anger. There are many different ways to practice relaxation, and some of these should be practiced daily for the best results. Implementing these daily methods of relaxation allows for your baseline of emotions to be at lower levels. When you might find yourself in a situation where you feel stronger emotions you are more likely to turn to relaxation techniques to calm down.
Self-monitoring or decreasing feelings of strong emotions may be huge in recovery, especially early recovery. Some of the most common emotions that might trigger relapse are stress and anxiety, so let’s explore some ways to help you bring relaxation into your life:
These are just a few of the ways you can practice relaxation. Remember building healthy habits takes time. Continue to practice these things until they become part of your everyday life.
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, Centerstone can help. Call 1-877-HOPE123 (1-877-467-3123) for more information about our addiction and recovery program.
Mental Health Physical Health featured
Dissociation Mental Health trauma
Mental Health Physical Health LGBTQ+
Family Matters Mental Health Children & Teens
Mental Health Physical Health emotional health