Rationale to Key to Succes 2 : Relax
How To Relax Fast (in a Bug Out Situation)
Why should you be able
to relax fast?
Because stress is more than just unpleasant.
Stress is dangerous. Stress can kill you!
Many diseases are now known to be caused by or made worse by
stress, but you can do something about it.
Just try these relaxation
techniques today, and use them whenever you feel that tension coming on.
When you just stop, calm
yourself, and take a deep breath, you can begin to feel the
relaxation flow back into your mind and body. Take a few more
deep breaths to allow the relaxation to flow through you. Usually, 3-5
breaths is plenty, but you can use as many as you like. This can be
done in less than 2 minutes, and with practice, you may find that a
single deep breath (maybe 15-20 seconds) will create an incredibly
Breath deep through your nose and out through your mouth
Just close your
eyes and pay attention only to your breathing and the tip of your nose
while doing this.
Five slow deep
breaths is like a mini-meditation.
Learn and try out as many breathing techniques as possible.
We typically get very tight in the area
around the head and neck.
Doing some neck and shoulder stretches before
entering the stressful environment will allow you to relax longer in
the stressful environment.
You can also do some neck and shoulder
stretches in the stressful environment to regain some relaxed focus. I
addition, it is also useful to massage your face and forehead.
you know the stretches that you like, you can do this with a quick face
massage in 2-3 minutes.
By tightening the muscles slightly,
and then relaxing, you can bring yourself into a significantly deeper
level of relaxation.
Pull your shoulders up toward your ears and
tighten your neck and shoulder muscles.
Then relax and allow your
shoulders to drift back down.
Repeat this 3-5 times.
This can be done
in less than 2 minutes.
If you have access to it and the time, have a hot shower if possible.
The hot water relaxes your
muscles, and the break from more stressful activities helps too.
Play relaxing music. Experiment to see which music
relaxes you the most effectively.
Then keep your favorite relaxation music with you. For instance on your Bug Out USB Stick.
Enjoy the scenery:
This really helps if the situation
stressing you out. Why not step
out of the situation for a little while?
Have a cup of tea. Chamomile tea seems to
have a calming effect on the nerves, and hot drinks in general can help
Watch your mind:
If you can spot the stressors lurking just below the surface (hunger,
worry, a phone call you need to make), you can resolve them and feel
Have a laugh. Of course, you know from experience
that this helps you relax, right?
Find the guy that knows all the best
jokes, or just find something funny in front of you.
Take a walk:
Depending on the situation... take a walk.
Walking is one of the best relaxation
techniques if you have at least ten minutes to spare.
Find a pretty
place to walk while you're at it.
Give someone a hug.
As long as it's from somebody
you don't mind hugging, this really can be very relaxing.
Interrupt your routine.
Anything that breaks
you out of your habitual patterns can relieve stress.
Break your state:
When there is a momentum of tension
or frustration built inside you, occasionally you will have to do
something to stop that momentum before you can move yourself in a new
Some easy techniques to do this are: clap your hands
several times very close to your face, hold your breath until it becomes
uncomfortable (be sensible) and then take a deep breath, splash some
cold water in your face, or do a quick set of pushups or squats.
practice, you will develop a ‘feel’ for how to do this best.
on your choices, it can take anywhere from a couple of seconds to a few
All of the above:
All of these
techniques are most effective when combined together.
Using just one
technique will often be enough, but why not use two or more in
t will give you an even deeper effect.
You can start by
doing something to break your state, then do some tension-release while
taking deep breaths (inhale on tension, exhale on release), then
continue the deep breathing as you do some stretching. A
A combination of these
methods can be blended into a single exercise that can be done in less
than five minutes.
Just practice and experience what works best for you
Keep in mind, if you are relaxed and centered while everybody else is
stressed out, You’re in control!
These are incredibly easy to use techniques, but you have to use
The more frequently you practice these (or other) stress relief
techniques, the more you will notice the powerful effects of deep
relaxation throughout your life!
Over time you can change
yourself, and be naturally more relaxed.
Of course, if the though of
the work involved in this just stresses you more, you might want to take
In the meantime, the relaxation techniques above really aren't
difficult, so why not try a few, and learn today how to relax fast.
It may very well safe your butt!