Why It Is Important To Relax – Just Chill!

Chill pillThere’s so much going on in our lives that sometimes we forget why it is important to relax. Too much stress can cause many health problems. You might even go crazy if you can’t handle the stress anymore!

Sometimes life is really complicated and difficult, we try to deal with relationships, money situations, health issues and much more.

Even the strongest and most resilient people from time to time need a brake and it’s very important to relax.

Why It Is Important To Relax

There are so many ways to relax, but you don’t have to choose more than one or few ways to experience all the benefits of relaxation.

It’s very important that you make relaxation a daily habit, because your mental and physical health depend on in.

Just relax and meditate for a while!

My personal favorite way to relax is meditation. If you are at home and you feel stressed, it might be a good idea to just meditate for 15-30 minutes. I promise you will feel way better than before.

Meditation has so many benefits but the important thing is, you will clear your thoughts and feel really calm and relaxed, because you will forget all your worries.

It’s a really good habit if you have to deal with a lot of stress and anxiety in your daily life. You will instantly start seeing some benefits, because it will change the way you think. You’ll realize that all the stress and anxiety is not worth it and you won’t focus on it anymore.

You don’t even have to start with 15 minutes. It’s alright to go with 5 minutes a day. Just make it a habit, once you start feeling way more relaxed and calm, you will start increasing the time you meditate, because you will love it!

Get enough sleep

Get enough sleepEvery person needs to sacrifice a good amount of time for sleeping. Something like 7 – 9 hours per day for adults should be perfect.

Sometimes it’s really hard to get enough sleep if you have a lot of daily tasks to do, accompanied by your job. But to do all these tasks more porductivly, you have to get enough sleep.

Spend less time on TV or video games in and add a few extra hours to your sleep if you’re not getting the required hours in your bed.

Also, it’s a good idea to take a nap during the day. It can help you refresh your mind and body, so you won’t be as stressed.

If you don’t get enough sleep, stress and anxiety may kick in during the day and it will be harder to fight your stress and anxiety.

There’s just so many things you can do to relax!

Drink some tea, get some honey, dark chocolate also helps to regulate levels of the stress hormone and stabilizes metabolism.

Try counting slowly to 10 and then backwards. Yes it sounds lame and yes, it works. It takes your focus away from all the negative thoughts.

Use your imagination. Imagine something sweet and relaxing (something positive), imagine something like a warm wooden house and a nice fireplace, try to focus on details.

Imagination becomes a powerful tool when you know how to use it. Try feeling like you’re actually in the place you’re imagining. Try to feel like all your worries are going away when you’re in that place.

If it’s sunny, go out and just spend some time in the sun for a while (good weather boosts your mood). Remember you are alive only because of the sun, it provides energy and warmth for everyone.

If you have a pet, it might help to distract you from bad thoughts. Sometimes your pet might occupy your mind for a while, even a little puppy with the correct loving mindset sends huge amount of positive energy to you.

Listen to some calm peaceful music or a good movie might help as well.

You could try contacting an old friend that you haven’t seen for a while, he might boost your mood as well.

Some hobbies might help you reduce stress. For example, play some video games and have fun (just don’t play too much).

Laugh a lot! Find some good stand up comedian like Goerge Carlin or Jimmy Carr, I’m sure they will make you lough. Do basically anything that is fun and entertaining.

Once you start seeing the benefits, you will understand why it is important to relax, because reduced stress and anxiety will change your life to the positive side.

Workout – It Helps To Relax

Exercise to reduce stressWorkouts or simple exercises can really help you relax. When you focus on lifting weights or just stretching your muscles it takes your mind away from constant daily life bullshit.

Regular exercises will increase self-confidence, it can relax you and it also improves your sleep quality. Physical activities helps pump up the production of your brain’s ”feel good neurotransmitters”, called endorphins.

For example, running helps to relax and also, it’s extremely good for your health, so just go for a run at least once per week and you will feel much better.

Or go for a walk in the park and let your mind flow. Walking is a great exercise and some fresh air always helps to take your mind away from the daily stress.

After exercising or just at the end of the day take a bath or a shower. Water always helps to relax and clear your mind.

Have sex! I mean really, sex does feel great but that’s not the only reason why you should have sex… It reduces anxiety and stress, it makes you happy and it’s very good for your health, so go get laid!!

Breathing Is The Key To Everything

Breathing is extremely important, breathing supplies our bodies with oxygen which is a must for our survival. Also, when we breathe we get rid of toxins and waste from the body.

When we are stressed or upset our breathing becomes quick and shallow, so if you want to calm down you should focus on your breathing.

Breathe slowly and deeply and you will calm down physically and mentally. Your breath is the bridge between mind, body and soul.

What ever activity you do, correct breathing will improve results. Doesn’t matter if this is sports, work, logical activity or even conversation with some annoying guy. Just focus on your breathing and it will help a lot.

There are many breathing exercises that will help you to relax and calm down. It’s important to realize that our breath is life. The quality of your life can improve if your learn to breathe correctly.

This is why it is important to relax. Just think about it, by relaxing you improve the quality of your life… If I were you, I would take that and make my daily habit without any further questions!

Relax It’s Good For You

Why It Is Important To RelaxProbably you heard that a little stress boosts your adrenaline and may help you to get through long working hours or increase your performance at the gym.

But at the end of the day, it’s way better for your health to just simply relax more.

Some people say that stress is one of the biggest health concern and it should be avoided as much as possible.

Some studies show that stress has a role in Alzheimer disease and more stress possibly accelerates development of this cruel and yet popular problem in today’s world.

Relaxing lowers the chance of stroke and its good for your hearth, so don’t push your self too hard on daily life, if you feel tired or exhausted mentally just take a break from everything, it’s good for you !!

Stress And Anxiety Hurts Your Social Life

Do you like to be around angry, stressed and anxious people? I bet you don’t. And one thing for sure – other don’t like people like that as well.

Bad mood is contagious, and you can’t be in a good mood if you are stressed and anxious. You need to relax if you want to have great time with your friends. Yes sometimes your friends might help you feel better but they won’t help every time.

I’m pretty sure that your boss won’t be happy about your poor performance and it’s impossible to do your job well when you are stressed.

Simply, if you are always stressed you won’t be that somebody that other people like to be with and it will really hurt your social life.

Depression Is A Worldwide Problem – Relaxing May Help

Depression and anxietyDepression is a serious and popular problem in the entire world. In fact, depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide after back pain.

It is a big public health problem, but all around the world only a small percentage of people get any kind of treatment or diagnosis.

Depression, anxiety and stress often go hand-to-hand and it’s very important to fight them because if you do nothing those problems won’t just disappear by themselves.

And if you don’t take any action to fix this, they will only get stronger. Relaxation might just be the “magic pill” you have been looking for.

Relaxation can help just about anybody and even if it magically doesn’t help – it won’t hurt you for sure. So take a “chill pill” and reduce your depression, stress and anxiety.

Do You Want to Have Long And Healthy Life?

Everyone wants to have long and healthy life, but very few people succeed at this. Apparently, stress management has a huge role in this task.

Most of the people who are over 100 years old say that if you want to have long life, the most important thing is to avoid stress. Common advises from elders are ”avoid stress”, ”sleep well” and ”try to enjoy your life”.

Those people know why it is important to relax and they mastered this art. If you want to live a long and healthy life, just know that stress will deny this dream.

But the good news is, you can easily reduce stress if you just simply take the right actions. Relaxation is the key to a long life, so don’t overlook it!

30 thoughts on “Why It Is Important To Relax – Just Chill!”

  1. Liz says:

    I think in this modern age many of us have forgotten how to relax. We think that chilling out on our phones while scrolling through social media is a way to relax, when in reality, often it can cause us more stress and cause our brain to think faster and be distracted. My favourite ways to relax are all the things you mentioned here-especially exercising and meditation and just taking time to simply breath and be connected with bare feet to the earth. Being in nature away from technology from time to time is really important in order to be able to fully relax I think!

    1. Donny says:

      Humanity has definitely got way too used to all the technology that surrounds us, especially the phones. Everyone’s just consumed by those things. People need to cool down their minds and meditate for a while!

  2. Arlet says:

    I agree, Relaxing is very important and with our busy lives we tend to forget how to do it.
    I tend to have anxiety meltdowns and for a while it got out of control. I actually bought a small aquarium for my son and seeing the peacefulness in the water and how gracefully the frog (Yes, a frog XD) swims around distracts me, it calms me down, I relax. For me pets have always been a must for balance in my life, sadly i don’t have any besides the ones in the aquarium and i realized how much they help.
    I know for some people exercising does it, I’m still trying but it hasn’t done the trick for me.
    Great post, I will try the other way you mentioned and hopefully reach a calm relax state of mind and body.

    1. Donny says:

      I can see how an aquarium can calm you down. I often turn on Waterfall videos on YouTube. The sound and the view really calms me down. I let it play in the background for a really long time. Pets can definitely help as well!

  3. Hendrik says:

    Hey Donny,
    nice article on relaxing and living a more stress free life. I just came from a Vipassana retreat and man that has changed me for the better. I was quite stressed about many things in life and I believe a lot of us are trying to deal so much with the outside circumstances that we totally forget what’s going on inside. Nice work

    1. Donny says:

      Nice to know that you just came from a Vipassana retreat. I’ve heard a lot of great things about it! 

  4. Wendy says:

    Hi Donny! These are all great tips. I am a huge tea drinker and I find them very helpful to relax. I also have recently gotten back into meditation. It really helps to calm the soul and remind us of our true purpose. It is really easy to forget why we are here on earth, meaning we get so wrapped up in stresses that really don’t mean a thing in the long run. Getting grounded and remembering our true purpose is important. Great Post. I enjoyed the read.

    1. Donny says:

      Whatever helps you to relax (as long as it’s not harmful) makes your life better, because you’re happier and calmer. When people have no way of relaxing, they forget why they’re here on earth. It’s always important to have ways to cool down your mind!

  5. Melissa says:

    You have done a superb job in reminding us we all need to relax. I also enjoy how you have explained so many different options to achieve this.
    I am not one for mediation. I have tried many times I guess I may not be doing it right. However, I do like to work out.
    And how mentioned to imagine nice places, I do this at night as I am going to sleep helps put me in a more peaceful sleep.
    Thank you so much for the helpful advice.

    1. Donny says:

      Well, there’s hundreds of ways to meditate. I’m sure you just need more practice. I couldn’t meditate at first as well. 5 minutes felt like 20. My mind just wouldn’t stop racing, but I kept on going. It requires some willpower and concentration. But, the more you do it, the more you train yourself to develop these traits. 

      Imagining nice places is definitely a great way to fall asleep quicker. It’s similar to meditation as well. Some might even call this meditation.

  6. Rachel says:

    Indeed, I feel that people (including me) are getting stressed out and anxious over many things, and even when we ‘relax’ (eg. reading a book, playing computer games, hanging out with friends etc.) there’s always something at the back of our minds nagging at us, saying that hey, you still have AAA, BBB, CCC…….and ZZZ that you have not done. When are you going to do them so you can achieve (insert goal here)?

    For students, at least we can start a real relaxation after we have completed our homework. However, I feel that the list is never ending for adults. Maybe the society is just pushing too much to adults at times, in terms of both the economical aspect and the familial/social aspect.

    1. Donny says:

      It is indeed quite hard to forget about the daily tasks that you need to do even when you’re relaxing. By practicing mindfulness, you can forget about all the worries and stresses most of the time. 

  7. Mat A. says:

    Hey Donny,
    Great post on relaxing, appreciate you sharing. This is something I could get a lot better at. I am definitely good at putting down the electronic devices but my main issue is simply trying to do too much. I do reward myself with some downtime here and there but I tend to go go go too much.
    I do work out on a regular basis so that helps me sleep better. For a while I did meditation for 20-30 minutes before bed and that was awesome. I always read a fiction book for 30 minutes or so while in bed before I sleep so that helps me shut my brain down.
    I’ll try to pay more attention to relaxing.
    Mat A.

    1. Donny says:

      Yeah, you gotta let your brain relax a bit, because you’ll be more productive this way! When you try to do too much work, you’ll end up doing less, because your brain won’t be able to handle it.

  8. AJ says:

    Hi there

    I really enjoyed this post. I agree with you that meditation is really the way to get relaxed. I find it harder sometimes for me because I cant always turn the brain off (caffeine). I have noticed if I eat cheese though on days were you are more upbeat it calms the mind down. Weird I know, but works amazingly well. How long have you been meditating for?

    1. Donny says:

      Yes, meditation is not always easy, because there can be a lot of things on your mind. You don’t need to turn off your brain, but just calm it down and observe your thought process .

      I have been meditating for over a year now!

  9. Dennis says:

    Everyone’s stress level is different and that is what makes each of us unique. This article reminds us that relaxing is a very important part of life and you give several good ways to relax and chill out. I retired early from my 9-5 job a little over a year ago. My wife and I are full time RVers and love this lifestyle. We workamp and I also maintain a website. There are things that still stress me and I have several ways to alleviate the stress. Once a week we find a local state park and enjoy nature. We also have a motorcycle and are constantly looking for scenic roads and byways. We have many places that we want to see so finding some down time to just chill is a priority for us…Dennis

    1. Donny says:

      Nice! I’m glad you’re enjoying your lifestyle 🙂 Enjoying time in nature is really great for relaxation. I often do this and I feel refreshed every time!

  10. Sergio says:

    Haha, had to laugh out loud at the “get laid!!” part. Definitely true though. Besides that, this article definitely has some very good point. I’ve pushed myself too long for quite some time and got extremely stressed because of it, I couldn’t sleep anymore and I didn’t enjoy anything. It was terrible. This is when I learned the importance of relaxing.

    Since then I’ve learned how to relax, but meditation is one thing on my list I would still like to achieve. The thing is, I never seem to stick with it. It just gets too frustrating after I feel like it’s not working after meditating daily for weeks. Do you have any tips for this?

    1. Donny says:

      If you think that meditation is not working for you, I would suggest letting go of that idea. Don’t think about if it’s working for you or not. Don’t focus too much on the benefits and so on. Just meditate and you’ll see great results in time. The most important part is staying consistent. You won’t get any benefits if you meditate for a week and then stop.

  11. Marques Pizarro says:

    Thank you for sharing this! A lot of people are striving for success, which is great, but sometimes they find themselves burning out. For me, as an amateur bodybuilder, I sometimes become impatient, and I start overtraining, which impedes muscle growth. But with your information, I will recover, meditate, and get more sleep because I realized that is where muscle grows, thank you!

    1. Donny says:

      Yes, muscle is growing when you’re sleepig so it’s a good idea to get enough of that!

  12. Angie says:

    Yes, this! I have to remind myself on a daily, or sometimes hourly, basis to chill the heck out. I know for me, my creative outlets are things that require my full concentration. So I’m thinking about what I’m doing and not whatever is stressing me out. But sometimes as soon as I’m done, the stress is back. I haven’t quite figured out how to fully let it go I guess, maybe I’m just distracting myself from it momentarily.

    1. Donny says:

      I’ve had the same problem as you. I chilled out occasionally and when I was done, I felt stressed again. It takes some time but the more you do it, the more stress you’ll reduce. You have to dedicate yourself to relax a lot! I basically focus on my breath all the time. No matter what I do, I find myself observing my breath… Even right now! And this focus on my breath takes away most of the worries. 

  13. JJ says:

    These are very good explanations and tips on relaxation. I am interested in this article because a few years ago I was having anxiety attacks and was medicated for a while. Since I couldn’t see myself taking pills for any length of time I became aware of the many ways to relax.
    My most effective way to induce relaxation are: going for a walk in nature, laughter, meditation pauses, hanging out with friends. The decision to relax has now become a way of life for me. It is essential for a good quality life. I wonder why don’t they teach it in school?

    1. Donny says:

      Pills are never the answer. In fact, they only make everything worse. Relaxation is indeed the way of life! 

      They don’t teach a lot of things in school. They teach outdated useless information that doesn’t prepare you for life at all. I never was a fan of school. The system is screwed up and it only want’s to take money out of everyone’s pockets for studies.

  14. Geno says:


    So many more people in today’s society need to read this article and realize how important it is to relax. It is so important yet society almost demonizes it and presses us all to work harder. It’s actually really tough at times not to fall into this trap of believing we all need to stress and work harder in order to achieve more in life.

    Meditation has helped me a lot with this and has actually proven to me that just the opposite is true. If everyone can relax and get the inside right, the outside typically tends to work itself out. I cannot say enough great things about mediation and the benefits it has brought about in my life.

    What type of meditation(s) do you recommend? I personally use Vipassana and I love it.

    Thanks for the awesome article!



    1. Donny says:

      Relaxing is something that many people completely forget when daily life becomes stressful and worrying. It can save you a lot of nerves!

      I personally enjoy Zen meditation 🙂

  15. jessie palaypay says:

    I think a lot of us deal with stress in some form or another especially when you work a 40 hour work week. But I was wondering what you would suggest if you do not have one of these typical jobs. For a person who works probably 60 hours or more? Also, what would you suggest for someone who is in a high stress position like an executive?

    1. Donny says:

      I would suggest focusing on your breath all the time. Taking deep, slow breaths and observing it. By doing that, you forget all the worries, because you’re focusing on your breath all the time. Make it a habit. Observe constantly. Also, meditate at least for 5 minutes every day to find more peace in your mind.

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