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How Self-Awareness Relates to Relaxation

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

How easy do you find it to relax after a stressful day? How capable are you of maintaining your composure under pressure? What effects do these have on your life?

When life presents you with stressors, how easily can you notice the signals of stress?

For many people, the identification of the physical signs of stress is a difficult task. They may discount the warning signs. They may not know what these signs are. They may even try to convince themselves that they are in control when they are not.

Other people will be able to identify when stress presents itself. They will be able to recognise the warning signs that stress is impacting them physically. They may experience tension in areas of the body, they may experience headaches, or they may notice changes in their heart rate or breathing.

Being able to notice the signs of stress requires self-awareness.

One way to increase our self-awareness can be meditation. Meditation opens up the opportunity to clear the mind and regain some clarity. When we think more clearly, we are more likely to make more informed decisions and respond more thoughtfully.

Meditations can also focus on a specific subject you want to address, such as relaxation. I have developed meditations on relaxation, motivation, and identifying emotional cues. If you would like to purchase a recording of any of these, please contact me here: Home | Chloe Mepham BSc Certified Life Coach.

I am also considering requests for bespoke meditations. If you have an area of mindset that you would like support to address, please don’t hesitate to message me directly or book a free Mindset Meeting here Home | Chloe Mepham BSc Certified Life Coach to discuss what you want to achieve.

Once you have practiced meditative techniques, you will more easily be able to identify your physical warning signs of stress. That then makes the identification of future stressful situations easier. The earlier we can address stressors, the less impact they will have on our lives.

The benefits of meditation are not limited to but include:

  • Increasing blood flow

  • Decreasing heart rate

  • Enhancing energy, clarity, and focus

  • Lowering blood pressure

  • Increasing serotonin levels

  • Enhancing intuition

  • Provision of peace of mind

  • Enhancing happiness

  • Releasing endorphins

  • Relaxing the nervous system

  • Can support pain tolerance

If anyone would like to learn more about developing their self-care routine, please don’t hesitate to book a free Mindset Meeting here: Home | Chloe Mepham BSc Certified Life Coach.

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