Life in the modern time is very busy. Everybody has their own share of problems and worries. We sometimes feel stressed and overwhelmed by the things going in our life and it tends to overstimulate ours mind. Our tired body and mind need rest and relaxation and these activities which we pursue in our spare times are called Hobbies.
Stress is a normal part of our life and it actually works as a survival mechanism and protect us from dangerous situations. But, when we don’t know how to relieve this stress, problems arise. Self-care and taking out time for ourselves is very important but how many of us actually do that. It might feel a bit indulgent to set aside your duties to do something you enjoy. But, Your brain needs rest now and then. Research has found that taking breaks can improve your mood, boost your performance and increase your ability to concentrate and pay attention.
Relaxing your mind is fairly simple as its just a matter of reducing the things that agitate your thoughts and take some time to allow it to settle down. A slight change in our attitude can completely change how we feel and live our life.
When we do things we enjoy, our brains release neurotransmitter, especially Dopamine, the chemical messenger linked to the brain reward center. Dopamine is associated with pleasurable sensations, along with learning, memory, motor system function, and more.
Some simple practice to relax your mind are:
1. Listen to soothing music
2. Take a walk
3. Make time for exercise
4. Make a gratitude list
5. Find some alone time
6. Turn your cell phone off
7. Smell the flowers
8. Get some sunlight
Life is not as bad as we think it is but this mind-set is directly related to having a positive mind frame and good mental health.