Sometimes I just want a little time to myself. There’s nothing wrong with that. But who has the time or energy to go somewhere like a spa or nail parlour whenever they just want to take time for themselves? But don’t worry, there are ways to relax and rejuvenate from the comfort of your home. Here are some of my favourite ways to relax in each room, when a cup of coffee won’t do it.
Relaxing in the bedroom
Getting some down time is easy in the bedroom because there’s already a bed in there and you have all your stuff around you. To start off, turn off any electricals in the room, put on some relaxing music, and make sure the room is tidy, so there is nothing in the room to distract you. Then, put on a relaxing face mask, either dim the lights or put on some scented candles to set the mood and just shut the world out for twenty or thirty minutes. It’s a small window, but every moment counts when you find it difficult to set aside some alone time. Your face will feel refreshed, you will feel less tired, and your mood will be improved.
Relaxing in the garden
The sun is out, the birds are singing, and the flowers are in bloom. Nature is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing meditation session, or just to sit outside and breathe deeply. You can sit on a blanket and read while the kids play on the grass. If the sun is hot, just close your eyes for a few minutes and sunbathe. The garden has a lot of potential for relaxing, even if you’re still keeping an eye on things. If you only have a set amount of time, why not stick something in the oven and make a note not to do anything else until the timer goes off.
Relaxing in the bathroom
Even if you don’t have one of those luxurious bathroom suites, you can have a serious pamper session in the tub. In the bathroom, you can have all the fixings for a full body treatment. Hair masks, facial, bubble bath, and aromatherapy candles. No one can disturb you while you’re locked away in this bathroom sanctuary. Put on some relaxing music or nature sounds, and just close your eyes for a few minutes. You will feel clean, refreshed and renewed. If you do this at night, you can try putting a couple of drops of lavender oil into your bath, so you will fall right to sleep after you climb out of the tub.
I wrote in a previous post how I get my Me Time while still getting my errands done. The best ones are when I get the kids involved, like when I sit with them at the table and colour in an adult colouring book while they do their own crafts. Yes, I need some Me Time. But I also like spending time with my kids.