Society these days is definitely fast paced, with everyone around you going at warp speed to get things done, get the new technology on the market first, drive the new vehicle first and it can get extremely overwhelming. People are starting to burn out with the stresses that are found in daily life and looking for ways to recharge, relax and regain the sense of taking your time. Maintaining a fast and hectic lifestyle can be taxing and people need to learn to take time to themselves to relax.
Relaxing is the body’s way of recharging the physical and mental batteries, so to speak. When a person relaxes enough to get a solid night of rest – physical pain is diminished because the body uses this time to heal wounds and boost the immune system. It is during relaxation periods that the mind is also able to recharge both short and long-term memory functions. Relaxed people are also nicer people because they aren’t as prone to mood swings and irritation as those who are burnt out.
With such a hectic and fast-paced society though, where are you supposed to go to just relax and breathe? At home of course! There are ways to make your home truly a safe haven and a place where the worries of the day just melt away. Want to know what they are? Then keep reading.
Smell the Relaxation
Sometimes our other senses need to be triggered in order for a relaxation technique to be successful. Instead of smelling the typical smells that come from multiple people (and possibly animals) living in the same household; use something that will instantly invite you to relax the moment you walk in through the door.
Try an essential oil diffuser which is a small appliance that can be battery or electrically power that turns essential oils into water mist. This water mist is then diffused into the air of the home, coating the air with a light scent that can calm you. Lavender is a fan favorite for relaxing people as it has properties that reduce stress and anxiety. You can even buy scented products for pillows and blankets to help reduce anxiety before bedtime.
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Another way to turn your home into a relaxing oasis is to turn a room into an exercise/meditation room. Take one room of the house, clear it from any clutter and instead have it so the lighting can be dimmed, the air circulation can be increased or decreased and have equipment on hand for a bracing workout. Physically taxing workouts can make the body and mind tired, reduce tension and stress, lower anxiety and more!
Make sure there are comfortable pillows for meditation sessions and yoga sessions. These methods of exercise can reduce stress and anxiety while focusing the mind on yourself. Meditation is all about reconnecting with one’s inner self and learning to appreciate each lungful of air that is brought into the body and exhaled.
Listen to the Music
Musical studies have shown a trend between relaxation and sound. Typically when a person hears their favorite songs on the radio, they instantly smile and relax into the beat. This is because the music is designed to invoke a response from the listener. Whether the music is the classical greats or the hardest rock of the 70s; it can change your mood for the better.
Have a radio playing during the evening as you are preparing supper with a playlist of your favorite songs or crank it while taking a hot, relaxing bath. This will do wonders for your mood and release tension from your muscles you didn’t even know you had.
Want to relax and gain some perspective at the same time? Then reach out to an old friend or trusted family member and have a conversation. Conversations today are generally held through messaging apps on smartphones and not on the actual telephone. Try having a phone conversation with someone and hear their laughter, listen to the sound of their voice and let that soothe you.
The world today is always full of bad news and hard to hear stories, so it is up to each individual person to learn to just relax. Turn your home into a relaxing oasis where you can just be yourself without any pressures of daily life striking you at each turn.
With a couple of changes to your nightly and daily routine, a couple of new additions in terms of diffusers and the use of essential oils and the willpower to just relax; then you can turn your home into the place of leisure you desire after a hard days work!
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