You can’t always be on top of the world. Everyone has those days they’d rather leave behind. Maybe the traffic was bad, maybe work was a nightmare, maybe the children just seem to be a little wilder than usual. When these days occur, it can seem like we’re always on the brink of having a (brief) breakdown. As such, it’s good practice to put a system in place that’ll help you to return to a calm, tranquil state of mind. Your home is the best place for this! Below, we take a look at some tips for relaxation that you can do without leaving your house.
Wash It All Away
OK, so a bath or a shower might not actually change anything, but it does seem to have some therapeutic benefit. It just calms us down to know that we’re “washing away” all the stresses and strains of the day. The next time you’ve had a day from hell, soak in the tub or take a shower. And do it the right, way, too – which is to say, indulge yourself. That means plenty of bubbles, giving yourself at least thirty minutes, using pampering products, and so on.
Unplug the Wifi
Back in the old days, when we entered our home, we’d be leaving the world behind. Now, that’s not the case. Thanks to our smartphones and tablets, the world follows us wherever we go! But who says you have to always be connected, or respond to every message as soon as it comes in? You don’t. If the day has beaten you up a little, switch off your phone and unplug the wifi. There are a lot of benefits that come from taking a brief detox from technology. Indeed, you might want to make it a regular part of your day whether you’re stressed or not.
The good thing about relaxing is that you don’t need to overthink it. In fact, it’s recommended that you don’t overthink it! It’s the simple pleasures that are the best, the ones that feed your senses with the things they need to feel at ease. If you diffuse some aroma oils throughout your property, light a few candles, and curl up on the couch with a good book, then you’ll be on your way to a calm and relaxed state of mind. It’s amazing what an hour spent living the good and simple life can do for your mood!
Stress is rising for a number of reasons, one of which is the fact that few of us ever “stop.” We’re always on the go, always bombarded with messages, lights, and sounds. If we can quieten our mind, our stress decreases. Meditation has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on our mood. And the good news is that anyone can do it. Sit still, focus on your breathing, and within ten minutes you’ll have fallen into a dreamy trance state – and it only gets better the more you do it.