Planned relaxation calms anxiety and helps your body and mind recover from rush and stress. Music, a long soak in the bath, or a walk in the park do the trick for some people, but for others it’s not so easy.
If you feel you need help with learning to relax, why not try a relaxation or meditation tape? If you’ve got time, it could be worth joining a class and be taught the techniques. This will also ensure you make the time to relax regularly. Your GP or local library will have information about local classes.
In the meantime, here are a few techniques you can try at home: