If you have about ten minutes and a quiet room, you can take a mental vacation almost anytime with soothing sounds. Consider music such as relaxation CDs or tapes to help you unwind. To rest your mind and take a visual journey to a peaceful place, consider the following:
- Spoken word. These CDs use spoken suggestions to guide your meditation, educate you on stress reduction or take you on an imaginary visual journey to a peaceful place.
- Soothing music or nature sounds. Music has the power to affect your thoughts and feelings. Soft, soothing music can help you relax and lower your stress level.
Try several CDs to find which works best for you, since no one CD works for everyone. When possible, listen to the soothing music and spoken word samples in the record store to help you decide. Also, consider asking your friends or a trusted professional for relaxing music recommendations.