The Importance of Relaxing

Hundreds of Yoli Members are on our Yoli Nation Luxury Trip in Los Cabos right now, but you don’t have to venture off an epic vacation to enjoy the benefits of relaxation. Something as simple as taking a short break to clear your mind can make you feel much better. Today, we’re going to talk about the importance of relaxing!

Relaxation and Your Health

Stress can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional health. According to this article published by the American Psychological Association, long-term stress can depress your immune system and leave you more vulnerable to disease or infection. Chronic headaches and increased blood pressure have also been linked to chronic stress, which can be a serious problem for people who don’t take adequate time to relax.

Relaxation is also important for your emotional health. Going too long without a break can leave you feeling stressed, frustrated, and defeated. Taking a step back and giving yourself the chance to relax can help you ease those feelings.

Relaxation and Productivity

Taking a break can help with your productivity. While it’s tempting to just power through whatever you’re working on, taking a step back can be more beneficial. That’s because your thinking can be broken into two basic states: focused thinking and diffused thinking. Focused thinking occurs when you’re actively trying to accomplish something, and diffused thinking is the more relaxed state that occurs when you’re not directly focused on any one thing. While focused thinking may sound more productive, diffused thinking is actually just as important.

If you’ve ever worked on a tough problem and walked away in frustration, only to have a breakthrough once you’ve stopped giving the problem your full attention, you’ve enjoyed the benefits of diffused thinking. This state of thinking, which comes naturally when you take a break, allows your mind to think more creatively and make connections that you may have missed in focused thinking!

Relaxation is great for your health, so make it a part of your routine. For more ways to take care of your physical and emotional health, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!