How To Relax In Busy Life
Since the dawn of time, the discoveries that humans have made and the advances that have followed in the field of science and technology have been motivated by one thing in particular among many others: our desire to make this world a better place and, in the process, make our lives more comfortable and relaxed.
But the truth is that despite all the advancements made and despite all the machines that are ready to do our bidding at any time of the day, there is no denying the fact that our lives have become increasingly busy. Long gone are the days when we could just sit around and relax for a bit. Now, each and every day is a whirlwind of activity where we spend our time leaping from one routine task to another and relaxing moment sare few are far between.
If you feel that your daily life is hectic then you are not alone; no matter which line of work any of us is in, today’s life is demanding and full of stress. There is hardly any time to sit back and relax and even in our downtime our mind is still racing from one thing to another.
Not knowing how to relax in everyday life is a very dangerous thing: working all day long whether its office work or chores around the house can be disastrous for you. All this activity can take a toll on your body and not just physically. Sure, your body will ache after a hard day’s work or an energetic evening but the effects of being always busy can be even more severe. Having no time to relax or not taking a break every now and then can even affect your mental health.
Stress is your enemy
Stress is the cause for many ailments and problems and that’s why you should avoid it at all costs. Whether it’s a meeting that you are worried about or whether you don’t know whether you will be laid off or not, stressing about a situation that is blatantly out of your control is never a good idea and here’s why: a number of heart problems including an increased risk of heart attack and high blood pressure are attributed to stress. And that’s just half the story: stress is the cause for a number of diseases; some of the other illnesses that can be linked to stress are:
- Memory loss
- Chances of stroke
- Skin Problems
Now you know what stress can do to you and if you are very much alarmed then I won’t blame you. You may be thinking that avoiding stress just isn’t possible. If that’s the case then there is some good news for you: you just have to relax in everyday life and then you won’t have to worry about the stress no matter how busy your day gets. If you just remember to relax, chill out and enjoy life then you will be fine.
Want to relax? Then build yourself a relaxing space!
If the question in your mind is “How to relax in a busy life?”,then the answer is quite simple: all you need to do is to build yourself a relaxing space. So what exactly is a relaxing space? I am glad you asked.
Relaxing Space 101:
Imagine such a magical place where your worries and problems would just melt away. Not only that, you would also have the opportunity to rejuvenate yourself especially your mind. It does sound wonderful and that’s because it is. To put it in a different yet simple way: a relaxing space can help you relax.
One of the best things about having a relaxing space is that you don’t have to travel to the end of the world to find it. You can build your very own relaxing space right in your home. All you need is a little motivation along with a little spare time and you are all set.
How does a relaxing space really work?
You may be asking what makes a relaxing space so special when you can just as easily relax in your bedroom or kitchen. The answer to that is simple: a relaxing space is meant to minimize outside intrusions and maximize your calm and peace. These are the two things that you won’t find in your kitchen or bedroom (in fact places like these may actually increase your stress) and that’s why you need to have a special relaxing space. How do I make one?
Now that you are onboard with the idea of having a sanctuary of your own that will help you prepare for the next brisk day, the question now is how you can make one. While there are no hard and fast rules of making such a space and the final result varies from person to person and their preferences, there are, however, a few points that can help you proceed in the right direction:
1. Selecting the right room:
The first and foremost thing that you need to do is to select the room that you want to convert into a relaxing space. Ideally, this is the place where you encounter least distractions. This place can be a separate room in your house like your study or the guest bedroom.
If you can’t spare a whole room then don’t fret: you can use a corner of your bedroom or any other room for this purpose too. In this case, you will just have to make sure that the room is big enough and there is enough space that you can transform one of the corners into your relaxing space.
2. Just keeping the essentials:
A cluttered and untidy space can have a negative effect on a person’s mood. That’s why your space should be clean and tidy. Only bring what you need and that includes the furniture. No need to have a table when you don’t need one. And if you need something more comfortable then you can use a sofa instead of a chair.
Usually, a relaxing space is dimly lit because bright light can be jarring to the senses. This is something that you should pay special attention to. If possible, use natural light to illuminate the room but make sure that you can control it at different times of day. If you like to read while relaxing then there should be enough light that you should be able to read easily.
4. Choose the color wisely:
Colors on the wall can be used to create a specific atmosphere or a certain kind of ambience. Different colors have different effect on us. Painting the room bright red won’t help you relax very much. Using colors like shades of blue and green will result in a soothing effect and that is exactly what you want.
5. Plants are the way to go:
If possible, bring some plants into the room. They don’t have to be massive, even small potted plants will do. They will not only make the air in the room better but they will also help your inner self connect with nature and that is something which will help you immensely while relaxing.
6. Don’t forget your tunes:
Just like some people relax by reading a novel or a book, others relax by listening to calming music. If that’s you then you should have a setup to play music in your relaxing space. What you need to keep in mind is that it shouldn’t be too loud so that you are not disturbed by it. Also no fast paced music as music, just like the colors, can affect our mood to a great extent.
7. No distractions:
Your relaxing space is exactly that: a place to relax. The latest email or the text message can wait. That is why you should never bring your electronic devices like your smartphone or your laptop in your relaxing space. Whether you need to reply to an email or call someone for an update, you can do that after you have spent enough time in your relaxation space.
Get creative with relaxation spaces
A relaxing doesn’t have to be devoid of all the things that you like. In fact, you can turn your car, your gaming room, your listening room and even your workplace into a relaxation space. The added advantage of what you love in a space where you are comfortable and at peace can really help you manage your daily stress.
If there is one thing for sure it is that life will only get busier with every passing day and with that, you and I will have to manage more stress. Fortunately, the easiest way to do that is to create a relaxing space that can help calm one’s nerves. With a bit of effort, you can have a couple of stress-free hours every day to revitalise your mind and body.