What is relaxation? In common terminology, relaxation means that we leave ourselves free of tension. Relaxing mind may mean that the mind is not under stress or activity. In today’s lifestyle, this looks difficult. Isn’t it?
Nowadays, most of us believe to be being under stress during most of the week and relax only on the weekends. This is considered a common way of life. Is this the right way of living? Is living a relaxed life all the time, not our right? Let us reclaim it.
If you ask anyone why is he/she under stress most of the week, what answer do you expect to get? I have so much work to do, deadlines to meet, tasks to be completed, prepare for the new launch, etc. Don’t you think that something like this will be the response?
Let us discuss why most of us are stressed all the time.
At some time in our life, while we are chasing the dreams we lose our habit of sitting back and reflecting. We begin giving auto-responses. If we are held up in a traffic jam, our response is — either to worry about the work ahead or blame the system or some such negative thought. Not many of us think — All right. If the traffic is not moving, let me relax, listen to some good music, or go back to some childhood memories, remember good friends, let me make the best use of the time to relax and enjoy life. Not many of us respond in this way. We respond in a stressed way whenever we come across any similar situation. This habit is taking a big toll on our quality of life.
Stress — A way of life.
We have taken stress as a way of life. Very few of us think about why they are trying to work at such a hectic pace and if ultimately, we are going to leave this world with a lot of incomplete work, why not at least work in a relaxed way? What is the use of working so much, if we kill all the joy? In search of a better tomorrow, we kill the present. Isn’t it?
Stressed work environment, stressed family life, no time to just walk around doing nothing but watch the nature… Why? It is as if we want to achieve most in the shortest possible time and therefore have no time to relax Working non-stop all week is a way of life for a large majority. The increase in cardiac attacks, depression, etc, are all the results of this stressed lifestyle. When we get stressed, we look around for the latest stress busters, the latest therapies, etc. to counter the stress.
And then by the time the weekends, we again go out somewhere to relax. Sometimes holidays also tire, don’t they?
Why not lead a relaxed life all through the week? Why not work in a relaxed frame of mind? Why get stressed?
Reflection about our own life is very essential if we want to reclaim our right to live peacefully. Will it help, if we bring some beautiful scenes of nature on our computers? Will it help, if we find time to watch a butterfly flying on our screens? The beauty of a colorful flower. Can it make us a little relaxed?
If your answer is yes, download screensavers and find time to watch them whenever you find time while working. Look at them, wonder about the beauty of nature, think of their perfection, and just relax.