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How to Relax? Your Guide to Complete De-stressing

May 17, 2022 4 min read

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Did you know that more than 11% of people in Canada suffer from anxiety? In our modern and fast-paced world, anxiety and stress both seem like inevitable problems. After all, how can you find a moment to breathe when you have to worry about work, family, and other duties?

However, learning how to relax is also important. But how should you go about relaxing in the first place? While relaxing is easier said than done, there are a few ways in which you can separate yourself from the stresses of the world to take a breather.

Keep reading below to learn about how to find your solutions to stress.

Which Activities Can Help You Relax?

There is no one way to relax. For that reason, it might take some experimenting to find the right relaxation method for you. Some people like sitting down with a good book in a quiet place.

Other people might like to stay active and go for a hike. The thing to keep in mind is that there is no wrong way to relax. Take a look at our suggestions!

 

Reading

When it comes to techniques for relaxation, reading is high on the list. Relaxing in the outdoors with a good book is even better. All you need is a nice hammock to lay in along with your favourite book. Then, you would have the opportunity to get lost in whatever story you might be reading. This will allow you to forget whatever might be stressing you out in your everyday life. The great thing about this method is that it is simple; you don't need anything but a book and somewhere to sit. Having a hammock is a plus!

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Hiking

If sitting around isn't your idea of relaxation, hiking might just hit the spot for you. Hiking is a great way to expend any extra nervous energy you might be holding onto. This is not to mention that hiking can give you the feeling of progress as you slowly make your way up to the top of a slope.

If you bring a hammock with you, you can make the trek even more enjoyable. Once you get to your destination, you can set up your hammock and rock in it while you enjoy the view.

Read More: How To Hammock Camp?

Meditating

Meditating, of course, is a classic way to relax both your body and mind. Meditating involves being in a quiet and calm space. Meditating outdoors in your hammock is especially beneficial because you'll have the chance to listen to the sounds of nature while being elevated from the ground.

You can also put on some relaxing music while meditating if you don't like complete silence.

Read More: What You Need To Know About Hammock Meditation

Being Creative

Being creative not only gives you the chance to burn off your nervous energy but also allows you to hone some important creative skills. You can express yourself and your emotions better through art. For example, painting or sculpting are both great ways to release your emotions. Writing poetry or any other kind of literature can also be helpful.

Swinging!

Many people don't realize that the simple act of swinging can be very calming. This is because swinging mimics the comforting feeling of being rocked by your parent as a baby. A hammock swing or a regular swing are both great options for this.

A regular swing will be able to swing you higher, but a hammock swing is better for a more relaxed motion, it benefits your back and brings back nice memories. It's a win-win-win!

 

Taking a Break From the Internet

You'll find a lot of your stress comes from the internet. Maybe the stress has something to do with your job, social media, or something else. For a quick fix, take a break from the internet for a few hours or even a few days.

Don't even touch your phone if you don't have to. This will give your mind a chance to slow down and relax.

Fishing

Fishing is all about patience and being quiet. When you're out in nature with your fishing rod, you'll have a lot of time to reflect on the world around you and put things into perspective.

Going on a Picnic

Going on a picnic is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors while eating delicious food. Taking a friend or family member with you can make the outing especially enjoyable.

However, if you prefer some peace and quiet, you can also have a picnic on your own.

See the Sunset

Watching the sunset is a very calming thing to do. You can be bathed in the warm glow of the sun's rays and admire the amazing colours before they fade away into the horizon, all while rocking gently in your hammock, with some nice music in your ears. Don't know where to watch the sunset? Here are some of our favourite places:

  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
  • Vermilion Lakes, Banff, Alberta
  • Champlain Lookout, Quebec

 

Spending Time on Yourself

Self-care is always important, but it is especially important when you're stressed. Try to do things that you enjoy and make you feel more confident. For example, treat yourself to a massage, buy yourself some new clothes, or even better - find a hobby that involves spending time outdoors. The possibilities are endless when it comes to self-care.

The Takeaway

Learning how to relax can be difficult at first, but you'll find that it gets easier once you get the hang of it. There are many ways to relax like hiking, reading, watching the sunset, or fishing. By taking some time to relax, especially with a comfortable hammock. you can get back to your daily life more invigorated than ever. To learn more, check out our products here.