Squeeze To Relax!

Written by Tim Webb

This heading may seem like a contradiction in terms. How on earth is squeezing anything going to allow for relaxation to occur? Surely it will generate more tension, won’t it?

Well, not necessarily. Indeed, combined with focused breathing it is a great tool to alleviate stress and will help those stubborn tense muscles to let go!

It is a common affliction for many people to have unnecessary muscular tension throughout their bodies and this becomesrepparttar norm. Hectic lifestyles and sedentary jobs all contribute towards tension inrepparttar 137957 body as well as bad posture.

This beingrepparttar 137958 case it may sound ludicrous to suggest creating more tension by squeezing. However, it is by initially squeezing that a wonderful physical contrast is created leavingrepparttar 137959 body feeling more tranquil. Also, once you have experiencedrepparttar 137960 difference it will also encourage you to consciously become less tense and to use less energy when going about everyday tasks.

Below are some simple instructions that can be instantly used to experience how squeezing muscles and breathing in a specific way can help tension to subside!

1. Sit or stand comfortable.

2. Inhale and squeeze a muscle group.

Developing A Positive Mental Attitude In The 21st Century

Written by Ian Bruce

We have all heard that positive thinking works miracles, and whilst that statement may be something of an exaggeration, it is true to say that positive thinking can go a long way to helping you change your life forrepparttar better. If you think in a positive way then you automatically begin to act in a more positive way, andrepparttar 137956 results you get in life are therefore more likely to be positive ones.

Developing a positive mental attitude isn’t something that can be achieved in an instant because your thoughts are usually habitual, and habits take time to change. However, you can make an immediate start in learning to think in a more positive manner by applyingrepparttar 137957 following principles:

#1 – Adopt A Positive Life Metaphor We all have different metaphors to encapsulate how we perceive life to be. Some people describe life as being a test or trial. Others view it as a grind or, even worse, as a bitch. Whilst we are all free to hold our own opinions, none of these particular metaphors are tremendously empowering, and if you believe that life is a test, trial, grind or bitch then in truth that is what you will perceive it to be in your own experience.

Adopt a more positive life metaphor and you can immediately improverepparttar 137958 way you perceive your life. View your life as a game and any problems your encounter will be perceived as challenges which you can overcome. Label your life a dream and you will find it easier to detach yourself from any negative emotions you might otherwise experience. Describe life as a party and you will usually increaserepparttar 137959 amount of fun you get from each day.

Changingrepparttar 137960 metaphor you use to describe your life won’t magically change what happens to you, but it will transformrepparttar 137961 way you perceive your daily experiences. This beingrepparttar 137962 case, make sure you set yourself up for success by adopting a positive life metaphor. Select one fromrepparttar 137963 list below or invent your own, and noterepparttar 137964 positive impact it has on your day to day life.

Life Is...

•A game •A dream •A ride •A gift •A stage •A party •A movie •An adventure

#2 – Seek Out The Positive We all know people who go through life seekingrepparttar 137965 negative side. These arerepparttar 137966 people who focus hard on finding reasons why nothing will work and why things will always go wrong instead. Tell them about your hard-earned promotion and they will tell you how tough it is to have so much responsibility. Tell them how much money you’ve saved and they’ll point out that it won’t buy you happiness. Tell them that you’ve metrepparttar 137967 love of your life and they’ll tell you that they give it three months.

The people who achieve and enjoy true personal success in life don’t do this. Instead they seek outrepparttar 137968 positive side of life as a matter of habit. When facing a problem they ask themselves, ‘How can I get something good from this?’ or ‘What can I learn from this experience?’ They viewrepparttar 137969 proverbial glass as half-full instead of half-empty. They take their eyes offrepparttar 137970 mass of any cloud and look instead forrepparttar 137971 silver lining which they know is always there.

Seeking outrepparttar 137972 positive side of life in this way might feel a little awkward at first - especially if you are used to focusing onrepparttar 137973 negative. However, if you practise this principle each day, then in a matter of weeks it will become second nature and you will wonder how you ever managed to live without it.

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