It’s okay to relax

This time of year can be difficult for a lot of people.

Tax season and working your job through the winter can be very stressful.

It makes you forget that summer is right around the corner. In no time you will be smiling and care free.

So here are some ways to get through the winter blues.

1. Self Help Books

One thing you could do is read self help books like The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale or The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

These types of books help you to understand that happiness comes from within. These books will help you to relax and stay focused through stressful situations.

2. Meditation

Meditation may seem foreign to a lot of people. But one way to start would be to sit in a comfortable place, close your eyes and count backwards from 20. Now when you’re counting you should be visualizing the numbers. The catch is any time you think about anything besides the numbers you start over.

This technique really helps to clear the mind and relax.

3. Put first things first

One way to rid yourself of stress is by getting the most stressful thing out of the way first. Or as my father would say. “Swallow the frog” - Meaning if you had a bunch of activities that needed to be done… and one of the things was to swallow a frog… you should get that out of the way so you’re not thinking about it all day.

Stressing out about the frog would mess up your efficiency towards your other tasks.

So get it out of the way!

4. Stretching

Stretching is incredibly under utilized. I have clients that come in with all sorts of lifelong aches and pains that are due to tight muscles.

Some of them old some of them young. Even the younger crowd should stay ahead on there stretching so that they do not end up in pain later in life.

Now all of these things may seem counterproductive when you think about fitness and getting in shape. But It is very important to be slow and steady when trying to achieve your goals.

Life's too short, why be stressed out all the time when you can just be relaxed and productive?