Peace and quiet! I just got home after a few days in Northern Wisconsin (Boulder Junction). When I get away, it is always a reminder of how important it is to make time for relaxation, fun, and new surroundings.
I like to remember my favorite peaceful image when stress hits. Floating in a kayak on a glassy smooth lake – preferably early in the morning when it’s just me and the loons – is relaxation nirvana for me. The memory has become a part of my stress management repertoire.
If you do not have a powerful relaxation image that is meaningful to you, it might be a good addition to your stress management tool kit. Everyone can benefit from de-stressing options.