Variations on relaxing

Sometimes, counting to ten and back, while breathing slowly is just not enough. So you try to add variations on your relaxing techniques. Just like variations in music, you change the harmonies, the melody, the rhythm and tone and you lose yourself in the new orchestra of sounds…

As the music in your head changes, so different pictures of events and lovely places begin to emerge. The waves are inevitable when starting to relax. The sound of the ocean, the sand in your toes, you dive into the water and the sounds are so far away and than you go up and your ears lose the water and listen to the birds fishing.

But that somehow is not enough, your nerves are still tense, so you need to change the picture, change the station, change the channel. Why not try to go into the jungle? Listen to the monkeys and the elephant. Swing from the trees and turn the huge banana leaf to see the beautiful waterfall and the deer drinking water. The sounds of the exotic birds and feel the life in the nature. Jump and hang from trees, laugh with Timon and Pumba and sing along their song…

Now, not only you feel relaxed, but you are invigorate! You become capable to deal with any problem that needs to be solved. By shifting your subconsciousness from one place to another, feeling different feelings [that you would not normally feel in your immediate surrounding] you also shift your understanding from a little box, to a indefinite universe of colors and textures.

The petite, and sometimes petty, problems are just that. Small obstacles that tend to take too much of our time, while in fact should only be decided upon a minute. Don’t dwell on little things for too long, go to your happy place and dismiss the worries from your mind.


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