Recently I have been focused on developing concepts for some classes for my site RelaxandCreate.Today. I wanted to include a gentle relaxing and unwinding exercise at the beginning of each class to help people leave behind their busy days and focus on the activities we were about to do. While the goal is for the activities to be done individually, I felt it was important for everyone to share an initial few moments together and make the mental shift towards being relaxed and ready to create.
I found some resistance to this idea as some considered a relaxing and unwinding exercise to be an unfamiliar and somewhat scary activity. A few felt it might even be contrary to their beliefs. In an effort to help better explain the process, I came across this wonderful guided relaxation exercise to help loosen stress and calm down. It is from the Mayo Clinic website:
So as you contemplate the way you want to tell your story – share your valuable information – why don’t you take seven minutes to view this video. Does it help you with relaxing and unwinding – and clear your mind so you can think more clearly about your project?