Relaxation is something everyone can do with now and then. Our society seems to be built around stress, stress, and more stress. The cost of living is on the up, meaning we have to stress about having enough money to survive. There are terrorist attacks and tragedies every month, which causes us to stress about our safety. And we have the normal stressors in life such as children, education, work, weight, health – the list goes on and on.
To put it simply, the more time we have to relax, the better. One of the best and most effective ways of relaxing is getting a nice deep tissue massage. Alternatively, you can visit a spa and spend the day having a detox to cleanse your spirit. Unfortunately, you can’t do either of these things every day. Some people can’t even afford to do them ever, so there needs to be other options.
Have no fear, there are a lot of ways you can relax, and most of these things can be done without leaving your home. So, if you’ve had a stressful day, or you just have some free time and want to de-stress, here are a few genius ideas you can steal:
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Gaze At The Stars
This is a wonderful way of relaxing at home, and there are many ways you can go about it. If the weather is nice, you can sit outside or lie on a mat and gaze up at the stars from your garden. In fact, if you have a sunlounger or deck chair, then that’s even better. Doing this is so effective because you can lose yourself in the sky. You get to stare at all the stars and see them twinkling. It gets your mind racing as you think about what else could be out there or you attempt to draw things with the stars. Factor in the fresh air filling your lungs and all your stress seems to fade away.
This is the best way of doing it, but you do have two other options. The first is to get a telescope so you can look at the stars from inside. This is really fun as you can try and identify certain stars or planets, and you get a better view of everything. The second alternative is to get a virtual reality space game or app. I think there’s one on the Google Play store for Android devices, it basically gives you a tour of space, but you feel like you’re there because it’s virtual reality.
I don’t know why, but the stars and space are just a very relaxing thing to think about. Maybe it’s because we concern ourselves with things that are millions and billions of light years away from our own problems on earth.
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Chill Out In A Bean Bag Chair
Relaxation is all about letting all tension leave your body and just getting comfortable. You want to be able to sit down, stretch out, and hear a huge sigh leave your body. Some people have a favorite armchair that they sit in to relax, but I find conventional chairs and sofas to be a bit hit and miss. Instead, you should get your hands on a bean bag chair. If you visit Fombag online, you’ll see a huge range of bean bag chairs that are filled with foam. This type of chair is ideal for relaxing in, as you get maximum comfort levels. With bean bags, you pretty much just sink into the chair and become part of it. You melt down into the bag, and it’s incredibly relaxing.
Get yourself a bean bag, and just sit in it while listening to music, reading a book, or watching TV. The effect will be instantaneous. The only bad thing is that you might struggle to get back up because you’ve relaxed so much your body now feels part of the chair.
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Take A Long Bath
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to a spa, you can give yourself some spa treatments in your bathroom. One of my favorite ways of relaxing is running a nice hot bath. Sometimes, I drop in a bath bomb, so it smells and looks really nice. Then, I turn the lights off and have my bath in candlelight. Bring in a radio or some speakers, and you can listen to some relaxing music as well.
The warmth of the water helps with circulation and can soothe any tight spots in your body that have built up through tension. It’s a good way to help relax your muscles and get yourself ready for a long night’s sleep. If I could, I’d do this every night before bed. Those of you without children should do this as often as possible before it becomes hard to do regularly!
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Stretch Every Morning And Evening
Staying on the topic of relaxed muscles, tight ones can be a source of stress for everyone. When your muscles become tight and knotted, they develop trigger points that cause pain and soreness. It means you wake up every morning with a stiff back or neck, and this soreness stays with you throughout the day.
Getting into the habit of stretching can help you get rid of a lot of tension in your body, and relax a lot more. My advice is to find a stretching routine online and do it every morning and evening. It will be the perfect way to start the day by getting your body moving and loosening up all your tight points. Then, a stretching session in the evening can relax your muscles and get you ready for bed. It doesn’t have to be a long routine, I say five minutes minimum and maybe thirty minutes max.
As you can see, there are plenty of genius ways you can relax at home. The best thing about all these ideas is that they’re easy to fit into your routine. Everyone can find a spare ten minutes or so to relax in a bean bag chair or do some stretches. We’ve all got time for a bath once or twice a week, and you can stare at the stars whenever you like. Give everything a try, and you can relax more and see so many health benefits as a result.
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