We all have our own way to relax, some of us relax in the garden, some of us settle in for a nice relaxing bath, but the one thing about trying to relax when you’ve got a really busy home, or you are feeling overwhelmed with common problems, is that you feel like you can’t get away. There is no space for you to actually relax, so why don’t you start to think about creating a space that is dedicated to the act of relaxing, so you can get back on track? Here are some suggestions to take on board.
When you feel warm, you feel relaxed. There’s nothing worse than in the bleak midwinter where you feel so cold that you don’t want to get up, let alone go to work! So, make a space dedicated to warmth, not just in a physical sense, but in a spiritual sense. If you have a spare bathroom, or you only tend to use the en suite, this is a perfect opportunity to set up somewhere that is neutral and relaxing. You might want to invest in heated towel rails, like on https://www.bathroomtakeaway.co.uk/heating/towel-rails as well as underfloor heating that you can find on places like http://www.theunderfloorheatingstore.com/electric-underfloor-heating-systems, and these will help to create a little bit of warmth in what is usually a cold environment. Yet the great benefit of using your bathroom as a relaxation space is that it’s the one room in the house where you get to be by yourself for the most part. You can take a dip in the bath, with some scented candles, and some light music and you’ve got a purpose built relaxation space.
Remove The Electronics
This is the one thing we can all benefit from in our day-to-day lives. From the television, to the computers, to our smartphones, we won’t just feel more relaxed if we put these to one side, but research has shown that excessive use of electronic devices severely disrupts our sleep. So even if you can’t find a space to relax, by removing or limiting the use of electronic devices, it will have a bigger impact on your mindset than you think. And if you can’t bear to part with your phone at bedtime, get a blue light filter installed, to minimise the harsh colours of your screen disrupting your sleep.
A cluttered room makes for a cluttered mind. And if you’re trying to make a space to relax in, you may very well have your sights set on a junk room, but if you are going to use this as a place to relax, you have to make it as clean and de-cluttered as possible. This means doing some actual cleaning, as opposed to dumping all your junk in this one place. Just invest in a few storage boxes, ones that can go underneath the beds, or out of sight, and this will help ramp up your relaxation space.
It can be very difficult to find somewhere that is for the purpose of relaxing now, but try these simple ideas, and see if you can start to evoke the feeling of relaxation, even if you cannot find a place dedicated to chilling out.
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