NLP for People Who Have Trouble Relaxing

Filed Under (NLP life coaching) on 01-02-2014

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Many people don’t know how to relax. They’re stuck in living in the fast lane.  They live the paradox of wanting to be highly productive all the time to please everyone [at once], yet often achieving the opposite.  That’s partly because regularly relaxing is essential for long life and personal effectiveness. Here are 8 techniques for people who have trouble relaxing.  

The 7th day – the Lord’s day of rest

1. Work only five or six days a week and rest completely on the seventh day.  Every single study in this area confirms that you will be far more productive than you would be if you worked through all seven days.

Relaxing means relaxing

2. During your time off do not do anything that pertains to work. Let your mind completely relax and do things with your family and friends. Work around the house, go for a walk, exercise, watch a movie, or play with your children. Discipline yourself to take your mind off work completely for at least one 24-hour period every seven days.

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3. Take one three-day vacation every three months and don’t do any work during the vacation. Do not succumb to the temptation to catch up on even a few small things.  If you do, you will switch your mind to the work mode and end up neither resting nor doing work of quality.

2 weeks a year

4. Take at least two full weeks off each year during which you do nothing related to work.  You can either work or relax; you cannot do both.  If you succumb to the temptation to do a little work while you are on vacation, you’ll never give your mental and emotional fields a chance to recharge.  You’ll come back as tired as you were when you left.

Give yourself a daybreak

5. If you are involved in a difficult relationship or emotionally draining professional situation, discipline yourself to take a complete break from it at least one day a week.  Put the concern out of your mind.  Refuse to think about it.  Don’t continually discuss it with yourself or others, nor make telephone calls about it.  You cannot mentally perform at your best if you are emotionally preoccupied with a person or situation.  You have to give yourself a break.

Active relaxing is also an option

6. Since change is as good as rest, going for a nice long walk is a wonderful way to relax emotionally and mentally.  As you put your body into motion, your thoughts and feelings will relax all by themselves.

Eat light foods

7. The process of digestion consumes an enormous amount of physical energy. Thus if you eat lighter foods, you will feel better and more refreshed in general.  If you eat more fruits, vegetables, and wholegrain products, your digestive system will require less energy to process them.

Be picky

8. Since what you eat has a tremendous impact on your level of physical, mental, and emotional energy, the more fastidious you are about what you put into your mouth, the better you will feel and the more productive you will be.  Foods high in fat, sugar, salt are not good for your body.  The higher the quality of the foods you eat, the more energy you’ll have.

There’re far more NLP ways to help people who have trouble relaxing. Would you like to know some? Let’s talk about them.

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