15 Reasons Why You Should Learn To Relax

Every where you go you see ‘life’ being busy all around you. Whether you are working or have children (or both!), maybe you are retired or just lead a hectic social lifestyle. Whenever you are busy, your body is doing a million and one things at once and sometimes it just deserves a break.

Relaxing sounds easy, surely you just stop what you are doing and rest? No.  Sometimes we find it impossible for our brains to truly switch off from all our worries and fears.  Relaxation is an art, and an important art to learn.

At Dimpsey Glamping we want you to relax. From our location, to the ambience, from the good food we have around us to the interior of our shepherd’s hut, everything is there to help you relax. We want you to pause for that single moment in time and enjoy this beautiful area of the Blackdown Hills, the people around you and realise just how awesome you really are.

Here are our 15 reasons why you should learn to relax…

  1. Stress levels – Once you really relax, your stress levels decrease which means that you will be able to deal with ‘life’ easier.
  2. Clear thought – Allowing your brain to relax will give you back clarity, focus and clear thought.
  3. Sleep – Relaxing regularly can improve your sleep at night: your body will get used to being in a relaxed state.
  4. Creativity – After relaxation our creativity levels soar – particularly useful if you work within the creative industry.
  5. Blood Pressure – Because relaxing helps your stress levels to lower, this can also have a knock on effect and help lower your blood pressure.
  6. Colds – Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Carnegie Mellon University, has shown that being stressed can double your chances of catching a cold.
  7. Strokes – In 2011 a medical study examined the specific effects of work-related stress. It found that psychological stress caused about 10 percent of strokes.
  8. Eczema & Psoriasis – Stress can cause eczema and psoriasis flare ups, relax more to keep your skin feeling soothed.
  9. Asthma – Asthma attacks can be brought on by stress, relaxing throughout the day if you have asthma can help keep stress attacks limited.
  10. Depression & Anxiety – Relaxing is proven to help ease depression and anxiety attacks. It also can promote stability with those suffering from Bipolar Disease or Manic Depression.
  11. Weight – When stressed we often raid the fridge for our comfort foods, which are usually laden in sugar and fat. When you are relaxed your body and mind work more in sync with one another and therefore the craving for food comfort is decreased.
  12. Relationships – Being relaxed together and even taking part in mutual relaxation techniques at the same time such as yoga, meditation or even massage can help a relationship feel more at ease.
  13. Getting In The Mood – Relaxation can great help ‘getting in the mood’ for a little private time with your other half.
  14. Celebrations – It’s all too easy to forget or rush the celebrations of your achievements. Take time to relax and enjoy all the amazing things you have achieved and it will spur you on to do more in the future.
  15. Body, Mind & Soul – Taking time out just for yourself soothes your soul. You can connect more to those around you and wherever you are in time and place. Relaxation is good for your body, mind and soul, allowing you to pause, even if just for an hour and refresh your senses.

Pause, take a deep breath and relax.