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The Easiest Way to Relax

By Mary Banas

No, I am not going to speak about medicines. Probably, they promise the easy way to relax (swallow a pill and relax) but we all know how harmful they can be to our health. The time people spend on relaxing activities has been lessening more and more today. The main reasons are increasingly demanding jobs and the pressures of modern society. And for these exactly reasons, the need for relaxation has become higher. There are, of course, many relaxation methods that one can use. Psychologists offer a wide range of them:
Going in for sports (at least twice a week)
Walking in the forest (15 minutes can be enough)
Sleeping in (not less than 10 hours)
Traveling (it takes time!)
Knitting (you may get a new sweater for yourself)
Meditation (requires at least half an hour)
Eat sweets, mostly chocolate (could be harmful to your body).
Talk to a friend (15 minutes chat)
Lots of puzzles: Word Search Puzzles, Jigsaw Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles (will take 15-50 minutes)
Watching your favorite movie (do you have 2 spare hours?)
All these relaxation techniques can help but they all require some free time. That is probably the biggest problem: above mentioned relaxation activities require you to dedicate time to them, and re-juggling your schedule just so you can relax can itself be stressful.
Is there a solution? Can a busy person relax not wasting time on relaxation? Sure, the answer is music.

Just think! Music is always accessible. Music has always been a regular part of human society, from prehistory and especially today. Humans, even with the simplest tools, naturally gravitate towards music and the creation of music—this says a lot about the nature of music and how it affects humans.

The mind and body responds and relaxes to music even in the midst of physically or mentally demanding activities. There is a lot of evidence that points to the beneficial effects of music on the mind and body (hence the existence of music therapy). The many effects of music on the mind and body has even warranted the existence of music psychology, a branch of psychology.

Music is the only tool for relaxation (and a very effective one) that you can take anywhere and use anywhere. With today's modern technology, relaxing need not be something done to the exclusion of anything else. If you have a portable audio player, no matter where you are, you can listen to music and immediately start to relax. Even in the midst of work or some recreational activity (such as jogging or walking your dog) you can benefit from the relaxing effects of music. Note that the scientists proved that listening to background music even if you do not pay any attention to it can still be extremely powerful.

All you have to do is to buy an iPod or any mp3 player. Why those? Because they are far more convenient to use (small size and light weight) and you can fit more music on them (up to hundreds of albums of the music that you find relaxing). Now you can get your music everywhere with you and use its relaxation power whenever you like. Just rip your old CD's and convert to mp3 format with Total Audio Converter. Now you can listen to your favorite music on your mp3 player.

By the way, the relaxation music is not necessarily slow tunes. You'd better listen to the music you like even if it is rock'n'roll than force yourself to relax listening to the music you hate. Everybody has his own relaxation music. Many people find the sounds of ocean waves or spring forest very suitable for a relaxation. You may download such tracks from the web, convert to the format your gadget supports with Total Audio Converter and enjoy it.

Listening to music can do wonders for a stressful life. Music gives wings to the mind and flight to the imagination. Take the advantage of modern technologies and enjoy music in your busiest life!
About the Author
Mary Banas is a member of CoolUtils team. CoolUtils Team believes that software is supposed to save people time not taking ages to learn. We develop indeed user-friedly software.

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