advertisement
13 February 2012

Take time out for your sanity

Are you at the end of your tether? Fortunately, there are ways to give yourself a little "time out" in the midst of all the chaos.

0

Are you at the end of your tether?  Fortunately, there are ways to give yourself a little "time out" in the midst of all the chaos.

Take action:
Sit alone in a space and at a time when you are least likely to be interrupted; lie down or sit comfortably; close your eyes and feel yourself breathing, inhaling and exhaling smoothly and rhythmically; imagine a scene that pleases you – a tranquil afternoon on an empty beach, for example; as you imagine the scene, place yourself in it – see and feel yourself lying on the warm sand, hear the ocean and feel the soft breeze touching your face and hair; spend some time in this space, while you continue to focus on your breathing; count to five and slowly open your eyes; remain sitting quietly for a couple of minutes before you continue with your activities.

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X

More:

StressMobile
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Here's some help... »

Combat childhood obesity Childhood obesity brings future health problems

3 ways to get young couch potatoes away from the screen

Are your children glued to their electronic devices? It might be time to start making some rules.

Time for a break? »

Stressful job leads to emotional burnout Work burnout tied to emotional eating

This is why you must take annual leave

Avoid burnout and use your annual leave to get some well-deserved rest. Your body and mind will thank you.