When was the last time you felt truly relaxed? If you have to think really hard to come up with an answer, it may very well be time to create a place where you can be totally calm and forget the stresses of everyday.
”Where?”, you ask. It doesn’t matter – as long as it somewhere quiet. ‘When?’ Anytime you have to spare – it doesn’t have to be at the end of a day. It can be a few minutes before the day starts. ‘Why?’ It’s for your own wellbeing! We all need some time and space to ourselves; a break from that frantic lifestyle. Without a break, our mental and physical health suffers. Let’s see what you can do about setting up our own home relaxation zone.
Whether it’s a two seater sofa or a reclining chair, make sure it’s a comfortable one. Consider retailers like Super A-Mart, for a wide range of furniture. Even if you’re the type of person who prefers modern furnishings, you may have to leave that to the rest of your home, as ‘modern’ doesn’t usually mean ‘comfort’. A rocking chair is also an option – it may seem old-fashioned, but there’s not a single person who hasn’t been instantly soothed when sitting in one! Pair up your sofas, chairs and daybeds with a comfy blanket or plump cushions. Instant cosiness!
Don’t allow Clutter
Feel free to make the place as beautiful as you want by making sure the things that give you peace are around you. However, don’t be tempted to fill every nook and cranny with objects. Just one of your favourite flowers in a corner of the room will do, a couple of pieces of art depicting peaceful scenery, or a religious figurine perhaps. No matter how each individual piece may calm you down, having too many things around you will not soothe your nerves; it will just create a crowded feel to the space instead.
Ditch the Technology
Usually, electronics lead to us being excited or stressed, so it’s best to leave out TVs, computers, and phones, as the area may morph into an entertainment zone instead. Certain devices are allowed though – a foot massager, an eReader if you’re the kind who prefers to read books in electronic form, and stereos or mp3 players so you can listen to music that relaxes you. If you’ve recently participated in sports or done some strenuous exercise, it can be hard to relax when your body is sore. Ease the pain by using a special relief gel for muscle pain. With this, you can relax both your body and your mind.
The Small Things
Have a table or even a box filled with things that cheer you up or bring back fond memories – create a little ‘happy place’ if you will. Vacation snaps, souvenirs, gifts from friends, letters, trinkets from childhood – anything that makes you smile or laugh will bring down your stress levels.
Everyone is different, and we all have different ideas of what relaxes us. Ultimately, allow yourself the freedom to make this space your own. It may be a good idea to inform other household members of this zone, so they’ll respect this as your safe haven and allow you some privacy and time to yourself to collect your thoughts. So, what will you put in your relaxation zone?
Article Submitted By Community Writer.