How To Relax When You’re Addicted To Being Busy: 5 Tips

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Signs You Need To Relax

If you’re used to being “on” all of the time, you may not even notice just how burned out your body and mind actually are.

1. You’re experiencing burnout. 

Burnout is a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that occurs as a result of being overworked. Affecting many people who are workaholics, burnout can alter your normal functioning. 

This state of exhaustion can be extremely hard to push through and it’s vital that you recognize the power of relaxing to decrease the symptoms of burnout. 

2. You keep getting sick. 

We’ve always been told that excessive stress can lead to a weakened immune system. So what do you need to do if you keep getting sick? Relax, of course!

The immune system becomes unable to fight off antigens that cause disease and infection due to heightened stress responses. We must be aware of the ways in which a lack of relaxation affects us physically. 

3. You frequently have nightmares. 

One of the most common causes of frequent nightmares is linked to high stress and anxiety levels in your waking day. If you’re too busy and are finding it hard to handle all the responsibilities you hold, you may experience nightmares each night. 

By taking time to relax and practice some of the techniques already discussed, it will help minimize nightmares and create a good night’s sleep.

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Benefits Of Relaxation

Taking time out to relax each day will help even the busiest people.

1. You will become more productive. 

Sometimes we’re so focused on accomplishing tasks in a quick manner that we forget the mental toll that inevitably ensues without any time for relaxing. But research shows that taking short, frequent breaks will actually improve your productivity. 

We should do what’s best for our level of productivity and if that means relaxing, I think that’s a pretty sweet deal. 

2. You will be better equipped to manage stress and anxiety. 

When you don’t give yourself the time to relax, stress and anxiety can become an overwhelming hole that you can’t dig yourself out of. Your perspective might be blurred and you can lose sight of simple coping mechanisms. 

However, when you let relaxation into your life, you gain a clearer vision and can easily get back to the basics of dealing with stress and anxiety

3. You will be happier. 

There’s nothing better than genuine contentment within your life. When the weight of the world doesn’t seem too heavy to carry, you become a happier person who is able to live fully and without limitations. 

Setting aside time to relax, is one of the best ways to guarantee happiness within yourself and your responsibilities. It’s all about taking time for you until you’re actually you again. 

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