We all have moments when we need time out to relax and recover. Perhaps you’ve had a hectic day at work, or the kids were up in the night. If you’re feeling fraught or you’re suffering from stress, here are some easy peasy relaxation techniques you can try at home.
DIY spa session
As a busy mom with a packed schedule, you may not have time to get to the spa. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a little pampering. All you need is an hour to yourself and a few lotions and potions. Lock the bathroom door, turn on the taps and light some candles. Pour in some aromatherapy oils and some bath foam. Step in, sit back and relax. Read a book, listen to some music, or simply enjoy a few minutes of peace.
When you’ve had enough of reclining in the hot bubbly water, dry yourself off and get comfy in your bathrobe. Apply a face mask, and use a good foot massager for relaxation. You don’t need a professional masseuse. You can simply buy a specially designed device to provide your toes with some TLC and release any tension in your leg muscles. Afterwards, apply some foot lotion, and then wash your face mask off and moisturize.
If you’ve mastered some yoga moves, and you’ve got a mat, you can practice this stress-busting activity anywhere. Roll your mat out, put some soothing music on, and stretch out. Yoga focuses your mind, calms you down, and clears your head. It also helps to increase flexibility and improves muscle tone. Even a 20-minute session can eradicate stress, and make you feel a million times better.
Are you a creative person? If so, have you thought about using your interests to combat chaos and make you feel more relaxed? Painting, drawing, and coloring in are great ways of distracting your mind from stress triggers. They can also be enjoyable, and give you an outlet for your emotions.
Meditation is an increasingly popular activity for those who struggle to balance work and life and stay calm. The art of meditation is focused on controlling your breathing and altering your mindset. When you’re meditating, you’re encouraged to take yourself to places where you feel calm, and you’re not afraid or anxious. When you’re in this place, you don’t think about anything that is causing you to feel stressed or frustrated. When you’ve finished, you should feel more serene. To meditate, you need peace. If it’s noisy at home, go into a different room or sit out in the garden. Even five minutes of peace could do you a power of good.
Sometimes, we need to just take some time out and relax. Many of us struggle with stress these days. These simple relaxation techniques can help you to overcome anxiety, battle tension, and clear your mind. They can also help you to unwind before you go to bed, which should help you get a good night’s sleep.