The Link Between Relaxation and Self-Esteem
There is a link between relaxation and self-esteem. Regular moments of relaxation are important for a high self-esteem. The better we get at relaxing, the higher self-esteem we get the opportunity liv @ mb condo to build.
We believe that relaxation is easy. To relax should be to do nothing, that is, the opposite to doing. Doing should be difficult and not doing should be easy. However, many people are actually very bad at relaxing.
The world is so stressed out and time conscious these days. Time is money. The goal of most people’s lives is to achieve as much as possible in as little time as possible. Because of this achievement obsession relaxation has almost become tabu. Relaxing is still “cool” if covered by some fashionable title as “yoga” or “spa”, but just sitting at home watching TV is not cool. We even look down on people who we think relax too much.
Just as with any skill, practise makes perfect. The more we practise relaxing, the better we get at it. People who are used to relaxing can get to deeper levels of relaxation (and the associated “deeper” brain patterns) than a person who never takes the time to breathe out.
Relaxation is important for health and caring about our health is important for self-esteem. We don’t need to have a certain health level to have a high self-esteem, but we need to care about ourselves. It is perfectly possible for a person with poor health to have a higher self-esteem than a person with good health. What matters for the self-esteem is that you care about yourself and do whatever it takes to put yourself in as optimal physical condition as you can be in. Relaxing is an important part of taking care of yourself. This is one of the reasons to why relaxation and self-esteem are so closely linked.