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 relaxing effect.

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
n addition, it is also useful to massage your face and forehead.
Once 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?

Hot drinks:
Have a cup of tea. Chamomile tea seems to have a calming effect on the nerves, and hot drinks in general can help you relax.

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 more relaxed.

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 direction.
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.
As you practice, you will develop a ‘feel’ for how to do this best.
Depending on your choices, it can take anywhere from a couple of seconds to a few minutes.

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 conjunction? I
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 them!

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 it slow.
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!