Quality You Time: Creating An At-Home Spa Atmosphere
If you lead a busy and hectic life, and you have to juggle your career or job, family and friends, and all the other things that your days might throw at you; it can be a challenge to switch off and relax. However, the less time you set aside to relax, unwind, and clear your head, the more likely you are to suffer from fatigue and stress. Feeling exhausted and run down can lead to a damaging effect on both your physical and mental health. If you become unwell due to pressure and overworking; you won’t be able to keep up with your responsibilities, and it can often lead to a spiralling effect so that you fall behind and your lifestyle is compromised. Therefore, it’s crucial that you make an effort to give yourself some much needed “you-time” where you switch off from the countless distraction of your busy week.
Taking some valuable time out regularly doesn’t have to mean jetting off on vacation somewhere remote (although, if you’re able; why not?); it’s about finding little moments each day, and unwinding properly so that stress can float away. Having somewhere in your home to put your feet up, refocus your mind, and soothe yourself, is the best way to incorporate a relaxation session and self-care into your daily life. It’s about creating a serene environment and adding the little touches that can make a big difference in how you feel. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those who want to make a space on their home an ultimate relaxation haven with a spa feel so that they have somewhere to escape the stresses and strains of life.
Setting The Scene
The bathroom is a great space to set-up your at-home spa experience; therefore, it’s time to ensure the space can become a blissful escape whenever you need one. Give yourself half an hour or more to have a relaxing bath; place some scented candles around the room, or burn some essential oils or incense to boost your environment. You can add some soothing music, or perhaps some sounds of nature, like rain or the sounds of the sea; you want each and every of your senses to be as chilled as possible, so make sure that you’re surrounding yourself with relaxing vibes. Little touches like a warm, soft towel or bathrobe, can be ready to wrap you up when you step out of your bath so that you can continue to feel at ease when you leave the bathroom.
Say no to your laptop, tablet, and phone while you’re in the bath; switch them off and leave them elsewhere so that there are no distractions when you need to unwind. A book is a great alternative to enjoy in the bath, or simply lie back and enjoy the sound of the music you’re playing. Indulge in a face or hair mask so that you’re encouraged to stay in the water a little longer; feeling pampered will help give you an inner confidence boost so that your spa experience will do more than simply relax you. If you live with others; let them know that this is your time, and not to bother you for however long you choose to unwind. It’s crucial for your mind and body to be able to switch off fully regularly, so make sure you do, and you’ll be able to tackle whatever life has in store for you next.