Switching from concern about stress let’s look at the other side of the coin, at relaxation. What is your history of relaxation? What I mean is what has relaxed you? Do you remember? Do you remember several sources of relaxation for you? I know, it is hard to remember, at least most of the time, what has worked for us over the years. No time to look backward we automatically concluded, got to take care of today.
Seriously, what have been things, places, people, and events that have brought you peace and perhaps brought you very positive feeling?. Take your time, don’t rush.
What brought you peace, relaxation within the last six months?
The last year?
Over the last 5 years?
When you were quite younger?
Again, don’t rush it. You don’t have to come up with everything right now, think about adding to your list over the next few days but be comprehensive. Dig deep. Pull hard. Assemble your list of what has worked for you, whether it was large or small, still possible to repeat or impossible to have again, what did it for you?
Look at the list. What was it that gave you that relaxation? What were the qualities of the person, place, thing, event that had such an impact on you?
Which are your top three?
Can you find and experience them again?