It is essential to set or reset your Basal Ganglia to be relaxed, healthy level. Resetting your Basal Ganglia is best done by a dream of daily relaxation. Taking 20 to 30 minutes a day to train relaxation in your body will have more beneficial effects, including decreasing anxiety, lowering blood pressure during tension and muscle pain, and improving your temperament around others. Guided imagery is a beautiful technique to use daily.Your Basal Ganglia & Rest, The Secret to Great Leadership Click To Tweet
Relaxing your Basal Ganglia: The Importance of Taking Breaks
Find a quiet place where you can go and be alone for 20 to 30 minutes daily. Sit in a comfortable chair. You can lie down if you do not fall asleep. This is how you train your mind to be quiet. In your mind’s eye, choose your own unique Special Haven. Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world to feel relaxed and content?
Imagine your special place with all your senses. See what you want to see, hear the sound, your love to hear, smell and taste all the fragrances and tastes and feel what you want to feel.
The more vivid your imagination, the more you can let yourself go into the space of relaxation. If negative thoughts are noticed, then recognize them but do not dwell on them. Focus on your Safe Haven slowly, deeply enjoy your mini vacation.
Guided imagery is a beautiful way to achieve relaxation. Negative thoughts are normal but do not let them keep you from enjoying your break. Taking breaks helps improve our temperament around others and can lower blood pressure and anxiety levels.
The Basal Ganglia is a set of structures in the brain that play an essential role in the movement of your body. They help to control movements by sending messages to other parts of the brain that tell them what to do. The Basal Ganglia also play a role in emotions and motivation. This means that they can help to keep you calm and motivated and can help you to stay on task.
Symptoms When Something MAY be Wrong with Basal Ganglia:
- the feeling of nervousness or anxiety
- panic attacks
- symptoms of heightened muscle tension, headaches, sore muscles, hand tremor,
- heart pounding, rapid heart rate or chest pain,
- trouble breathing or feeling smothered,
- feeling dizzy, faint, or unsteady on your feet,
- sweating hot or cold flashes, cold hands,
- fear of dying or doing something crazy,
As a leader in the healthcare or education industry, you know that stress and pressure are part of the job. But that does not mean you have to put up with it! Relaxing your Basal Ganglia can help you manage stress more effectively and be a better leader for all.