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woman-laying-on-grass-in-straw-hat-guesthouseMost of us live lives that are non-stop. We go from one activity to the next, with little thought of relaxation or rest. We do this, probably, because many people glorify being busy. Society tells us that we should constantly accomplish something, work on something, or push towards our goals. Most people forget that slowing down and relaxing is very important to mental health and overall well-being. If you struggle with slowing down, you are not alone. It is a process to learn that it is ok not to always be accomplishing something. Here are a few suggestions to help you find your relaxation.

Spend Time in Meditation

Meditation forces us to sit still and find our inner calm. We can use this calm time to relax, think about our mental health goals, and find our center. The inner peace you find with meditation can positively affect many areas of your life.

Journal Your Needs

Think about what you need to maintain your mental health and overall well-being. Write down what you plan to do to take time to focus on yourself and your needs. Sometimes it can be helpful to write things down. We can then go back and reread it if we find ourselves struggling.

Schedule Empty Periods in Your Schedule

For some of us, our schedule is full. We work, and we have hobbies, families, and activities. Many of us put everyone before ourselves without even thinking about it. One way to combat that busy schedule is to schedule yourself times where you focus on yourself. Make those times where you relax, find your center, and review your goals. Try not to feel guilty when you focus on yourself. These times are essential for your mental health. You need to help yourself before you can fully help those around you.

Making time to slow down is an integral part of maintaining our mental health. When we are constantly on the go, we can find ourselves feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed out. Many people think that constant work means success. We fail to recognize the importance of relaxation and slowing down. If you find yourself struggling with addiction, trauma, or mental health, and you struggle with relaxation and finding your inner calm, you can feel frustrated and overwhelmed. Here at The Guest House, we are ready to help you heal and work toward recovery. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can help you at (855) 483-7800.