There is a relaxation value that we often overlook in life. We tend to mouth the words that we understand, but our actions speak a different story.
You have to start seeing relaxation as something important and vital to your life. If it is something you’ll do when you get the time to do it, this will never happen. If you put it off until the weekend or tomorrow, it will not happen.
When we don’t see relaxation value, it will be nothing but something that just crowds your busy day. It will be a moment that you promise yourself you will get to one day. After all, you tell yourself there are so many other pressing moments.
Is Relaxation Critical
Yes, I know it is easy to look at our day and think there is no way we can put an emphasis on relaxation. There are so many things that crowd our day, but if you truly look at them, you’ll see they might be as critical as you think. It takes a long hard look at our lives to sometimes discover this, but it is essential.
The health of our mind and body is at stake. Relaxation value is so often overlooked as something that is secondary in life when it should be at the forefront.
Far too many do this and in fact, I would say the majority of humans walking this planet (especially in the country where I live) ignore relaxation as if isn’t needed. It is almost as if stress is not an issue. As much as I know and understand, I still find myself doing this very thing.
Stress Be Gone
Many people hope it will go away and if they don’t think about it, stress will just be gone! It is easier to ignore than to embrace. While this is a human trait that we must take a stand against, it is one that society perpetuates.
If you’re one of those that does acknowledge stress in your life, others are quick to make you appear weak or that there is something wrong with you. Relaxation value to deal with stress is not something the powerful feel is a valuable use of their time and so they inflict their toxic thoughts to the world.
Many don’t understand that stress is as much a part of the human experience as peace, joy, and activity. Too many see it as something wrong with you or that you’re not living your life in the correct way. This could not be farther from the truth. Stress is a part of the human experience and it is a part of our biology.
Stress Is Positive And Negative
Even when the wind blows, a plant has stress. If the plant doesn’t have some stress, it will never fully develop the strength to stand up when the stronger winds appear. It needs those light breezes to help make the plant stem stronger.
Just like we need those stressors to help push us through things and make us stronger. If we had no stress, we would not take the steps in life we need to take. We would not make different choices or grow personally. Stress is both positive and negative.
When we don’t deal with the stress, it is then that we become overwhelmed by it. It takes us under by impacting us mentally, emotionally, and physically.
However, if you don’t recognize its existence in your life, there’s no way for you to begin dealing with the stress that is there. You can’t have relaxation from stress, if you don’t recognize it as part of your life.
If we are ever to embrace our full potential in life, we must embrace stress. Without relaxation value, our lives never will be all they can be.
We need not look at it as an enemy combatant, but one that can help reveal so many truths we would not otherwise see in life. Stress is not fun, but it often shows up for a reason. Let us embrace it so we can move past it.
Keep checking back and reading the other parts in this series on relaxation and stress. I hope these easy and simple strategies will help you in your life.
These have been posted weekly beginning on 7/1/2020.