An interesting article in U.S. News and World Report has some surprising insight into this question…
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This is a very interesting article I recently came across.
While healthy living has much to do with the way that we treat our body, the fuel that we provide it and the physical exercise that we give it, it also involves our state of mind. Of course, we all go through spells when things begin to get on top of us and we start to feel anxious, but some people seem to find it easier to relax and put their anxieties aside than others. Whether it is simply due to their natural make-up or to events from their past, some find themselves constantly plagued with fearful and worrying thoughts that eat away at their overall well-being.
Relaxation comes naturally to some people, but for others it can leave them feeling guilty and as if they are wasting time. Learning to relax is essential, however, if you are going to be able to face each day and give it all you’ve got. It isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.
If, like many, you are not one of the world’s most laid-back individuals, you may find that it takes attention and effort to achieve a sense of relaxation, but with perseverance, it can be done. Learn to walk away, take five and do some breathing exercises or whatever else that helps you unwind and let go. Force yourself to do it, whether it comes naturally or not, and eventually relaxation will become a more instinctive part of your life. You are not a machine. Don’t treat yourself like one..