Living with brain disease or a mental health disorder calls for self-care, and one effective tool is mindful relaxation.  If you make this a habit in your daily life, it will become easy and you’ll reap major benefits, such as feeling more relaxed, grounded and aware of your surroundings.

Use these tips and simple process to help guide you:

  • Find 15 minutes each day to sit in a comfortable chair
  • Close your eyes, clear your mind and focus on your breathing
  • Try to maintain focus
  • When you notice thoughts reappearing, let them go and refocus
  • Imagine you’re drifting away as you breath in and out
  • Continue to be mindful of your breathe

Practicing mindful relaxation will make a difference in your life.  You’ll become more peaceful and able to handle stressors more easily.  Take the time each day to practice mindful relaxation, and you’ll find yourself more grounded and prepared for the day ahead.

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