Does anyone have any techniques they can share for relaxation?
This week has started out, not as stressful so much as just not at all relaxing... and I think it will continue this way. I'm going to pull out all my relaxation stops and hope that my mind and body cooperate!
Breathing - just do it! Stop holding your breath! Take a few big, deep breaths with your eyes closed at least once an hour.
Body Relaxation - think about every muscle group on your body and relax as you come to it, start with your toes, then your feet, ankles, and move up. If this truly works you can fall asleep, so don't do it when you need to be awake. Best done lying down (at least for me).
Bath Time - run a hot bath (apparently pregnant women can't have it quite as hot...) and use scented epsom salts (or a bath bomb) for scent and muscle relaxation. I've been using citrusy-smelling salts which are more of a pick me up. For more relaxation I might switch to lavender.
Aromatherapy - I have never tried this! And I think I really should. Anyone use aromatherapy? Suggestions?
Any other relaxation suggestions?? Let's help each other :)