Despite how tempting it is to dwell on the negatives and being comfortable in your skin, it can be hard to relax when you're so busy! We've found these six tips to be the best ways to relax and recharge:
Go for a walk
This can be as simple as going for an hour-long stroll with your dog or partner or taking the kids to the park and playing on the swing set. Nature walks can relax the mind by smelling the natural scents in the environment, especially in a flower garden or the park. Scents also invoke and improves memory.
You could also go outside and sit on your front porch; there's something so relaxing outside while the sun sets.
Walking is great because it gives you both physical exercise and mental relaxation: not only do you get to enjoy nature while taking in the fresh air, but by concentrating on walking forward through each step, you can clear your mind from any thoughts that may be occupying it and find yourself feeling calmer afterward.
Get a massage
A massage is a great way to relax and get your circulation flowing. It can also improve your quality of sleep and release tension. Ensure the use of therapeutic oils for the massage to achieve great results. Our website provides you with various options that are great for relaxation.
But don’t expect results from just one massage. Massage is known for being a great stress reliever, but it won't necessarily improve your blood pressure or decrease inflammation on its own.
If you want the benefits of massage, make sure you have more than one session every few months—and be sure that whoever gives you the massage knows how to do it properly (this could mean they have experience or certification).
Listen to music
Music is a great way to relax, especially if you love listening to music or have specific songs that calm you down.
Music and scents are often combined to help you relax and unwind. Some people listen to music while they take a bath or shower, creating a relaxing environment. The right blend of music and scent can create a sense of calmness in your mind, body, and soul.
Many different types of music work well with different types of fragrances. For example, classical music is often paired with woodsy scents like rose or sandalwood.
Music also plays an important role in helping us unwind and relax after a long day at work or school. A playlist full of soft piano melodies and relaxing background sounds can help put us in a more positive state of mind while we work or study on our computers or phones (or anywhere else).
Drink herbal tea
Herbal teas are made from herbs and plants and have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Drinking herbal teas is one of the best ways to get these health benefits:
Antioxidants can help battle free radicals that cause cancer. Free radicals are molecules that damage healthy cells in your body.
They’re often linked to aging, cell damage, or chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Because antioxidants work by reducing these harmful agents on their own or with other compounds in your body, they may reduce your risk for cancer and other health issues like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson's disease.
Herbal tea has anti-inflammatory properties too. If you're looking for something that reduces inflammation, herbal teas can do just that.
Some studies suggest this powerful beverage could help relieve arthritis symptoms because it prevents an enzyme called cyclooxygenase from producing prostaglandins (prostaglandins are inflammatory mediators) — which means less pain.
Meditation, one of the most common forms of relaxation, has been shown to reduce stress, increase self-esteem, improve focus and productivity, and boost mood. It can also help you sleep better.
It has been used for centuries in various forms and traditions worldwide. It has been used by many cultures and religions as a way to connect with Nature and the Divine. It has also been used as a form of self-help and a way to promote health and well-being.
Many different types of scents can be used during your meditation practice. The first step is choosing which scent you would like to use for your practice session
Take a bath
People who are stressed or anxious may tense up in their muscles, which can exacerbate the condition. Soaking in a warm tub of water is an easy way to release some of that tension, especially if accompanied by soothing music and scented candles.
Fill up some hot water with bubbles or bath salts added in; add some scented candles around the edge, so they give off relaxing scents and light without causing too much heat. You can easily find all natural, fresh, and nontoxic scented candles here on our website.
Put on your favorite music while taking your bath, and the flicker of light from the candles add ambiance! It will make the beginning part of your relaxing experience even better.
Once out of the tub, wrap yourself up in towels (or put on furry slippers) and lie down on your bed with another towel over the top, so it feels like being wrapped up inside a cocoon - so cozy!
Take a warm shower
Don’t have a bath tub? Do the next best thing and take a long and warm shower! First, set the mood: Dim the lights and play some calming music to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Take the time to enjoy the warm water and let it relax your muscles. Have the experience of a bath using shower steamers: Sprinkle them into a corner of the shower (not in the direct path of water) and let the essential oils work their magic while you experience the most relaxing shower ever! Whilst enjoying the aromatherapy of the shower steamers, practice deep breathing: Take slow, deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth to help clear your mind and relax your body.
You can also use a loofah or washcloth by gently scrubbing your skin in circular motions to exfoliate and stimulate circulation. Finish your shower with a few minutes of cool water to invigorate and refresh your skin.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this article on our tips for relaxing. If you want more articles like this or have any questions about anything we've said here, please reach out or leave us a comment below!