- Matrix Tutors Team
The bottom line is that we all need to relax. There is no way our mind and our body can work 24/7 every single day of the week.
Relaxation comes easier for some people than it does for others. Find a moment to disconnect from your surroundings to focus on yourself. This can be a number of things, such as: riding a bike, painting, hanging out with friends, reading a book, meditating, etc.
What does the word ‘relax’ mean?
The word ‘relax’ determined by the dictionary means: “make or become less tense or anxious.”
In simpler terms, it means everything that does not cause you to stress, to become more anxious, leaves you uncomfortable, or makes you sad. Relaxing is supposed to be fun, it’s supposed to be easygoing. It’s something you do to take your mind off the stressors of your daily life and something you do to take care of your mental and physical life. For example, a professional swimmer is not able to compete to the maximum of their capacity if they are swimming the entire day. Their muscles would simply not be able to handle so much stress and pressure. Their bodies, as well as their minds, need a rest day in order to be in full power for the next training session. That’s why even if you’re a swimmer, you won’t necessarily swim every day. The workouts vary during the week in order to best rotate the use of their muscles. Training the same muscle every day would cause extreme pressure on it which could lead to pain, in and possible case scenario irreparable damage.
Like our bodies, our minds also need to relax. We may not notice, but we spend a lot of time on our smartphones, computer, and in general in front of a lit screen. This causes our minds to be flooded with so much information on a daily basis. It also causes a lot of stress for our eyes. We are constantly in front or in a place surrounded by artificial light. We need to take a break from that to ease our minds.
Sometimes it may be hard to stop what we are doing and find some time for ourselves. Remember that your body and mind need that rest. They need to recharge in order to operate at their maximum capacity. Imagine your phone is always at 5%. First of all, the battery will easily drain. Secondly, the screen starts lagging because there is not enough battery to power the phone to make it function properly. Thirdly it’s not able to process too much information, or process information in a fast manner because chances are, the battery will drain when you least expect and then it takes longer to re-charge once it’s completely dead than it is to charge when you reach a low percentage.
Remember to relax! It’s more important than you think.
BREATHE AND RELAX!