6th Day of Wellness

Beach-Background-Wallpaper-640x400Stress Management: Doing Guided Imagery to Relax

Have you ever been in the middle of a stressful situation and wished you could be somewhere else-like lying on a tropical beach? Guided imagery helps you use your imagination to take you to a calm, peaceful place.

Guided imagery is a method that helps you use your imagination to direct your thoughts toward a relaxing or peaceful scene. Because of the way the mind and body are connected, when you use your senses to imagine a scene, you can feel like you are actually there. For example, if you are imagining a meadow in the morning, feel the crisp, cool morning air. And as the sun rises, feel the warmth on your face. You may see the dew sparkling in the sunlight, hear birds chirping, and smell the wildflowers.

Why try guided imagery?
Imagining yourself in a calm, peaceful setting can help you relax and relieve stress. Guided imagery may help healing, learning, creativity, and performance. It can also help you feel more in control of your emotions and thoughts and help improve your attitude, health, and sense of well-being.

Source: WebMD

Activity for Today :

Listen to this guided imagery video.  This video is less than 8 minutes in length.

Mark on your Calendar:

The day and time you did this guided imagery.