|Relax Well: Serenity
Peace starts in our hearts. The word "courage" refers to having a steady heart. Here are ways of relaxing your body and calming your mind to allow greater happiness and effectiveness. Explore these methods to find ones that attract and fit you at this time:
|Checking Stress The signs|
|Smoothing Emotions A decision|
|Controlling Tension Flexing muscles|
|Time Outs Taking little vacations|
|Heart Meditation Deeply powerful|
|Calming Formula Well-tested formula|
|Sights & Sounds Inner sanctuaries|
|Serene Self-Sayings Power collection|
|Desiderata Classic pointers|
|SerenityAffirmation New version|
|People Skills Home & Menu|
|Relaxations and Serenities
There are as many forms of physical relaxation and mental serenity as there are people. And the ingredients have a lot in common because we are all human.
Restful relaxation is part of being human -- essential to body maintenance and disease immunity. Healthy people relax when needed. Abundant long-term evidence shows that good coping skills for stress help prevent heart attacks, cancer, diabetes and other diseases.
The skills include awareness of body tension and self-communication of calming messages. If we have over-learned constant activity, we may have to learn how to take breaks. We may have to coach ourselves into relaxing our bodies and serenely focusing our minds.
One way of guiding ourselves into relaxation are positive words or affirmations.
These methods, as well as additional ways of relaxing, are in the menu above -- to select and combine as personally useful. The point is that at every moment, there is a possibility to tune into calming cues: wherever we are, whenever. For serenity to last, we have to carry the paths to serene places within us.
As with all skills, the learning may be easier, quicker and/or fuller with a helping specialist. For medical conditions, a professional should be consulted for advice. An example of a person customizing methods.Top: Serenity Menu