My goal with this blog has shifted to provide you with ONE thing you can do each day to remain healthy and happy.
Yesterday I encouraged you to move your body. Today, you'll move your body, but not like we usually do in class.
When I was going through my cognitive behavioral therapy program for insomnia, one of the techniques I utilized to help me fall back to sleep was progressive muscle relaxation. I want you to try progressive muscle relaxation today.
Progressive muscle relaxation is a stress management technique that enables you to focus on just one thing, your body. It's a great tool to use when you're stressed and find your attention is pulled in a million different directions. Perhaps you're feeling this way today?
Progressive muscle relaxation works by progressively tensing and relaxation muscle groups throughout your entire body. You will tense each muscle group vigorously, but without straining, and then suddenly release the tension and feel the muscle relax.
You can certainly just lie down and do this on your own. However, I find the best way to practice this technique is to follow a guided script.
Here's one from Rebecca Boskovic of The Fittest Me. I first became aware of Rebecca through my Two Brain Business mentoring program. She is a CrossFitter and a dynamic #bosslady who has a terrific podcast.
Click here to listen to her progressive muscle relaxation podcast.
I hope it's the best 17 minutes of your day.
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