Starting any type of project or task, whether it’s big or small, is an undertaking, especially if it involves your home. Everything can become a jumble if you don’t have a plan and a power to make your life easier. We’re here to help! We’ve searched high and low for some solutions and picked out the top five ways to de-stress your life.
Bathe in Relaxation
Science has once again proven a great way to de-stress is to take a bath. But don’t just take any old bath. Bring in some candles and music, use the good bath salts or bath bombs and create a space for you.
This is your time to relax and give yourself time to think. Amiano & Son has plenty of ideas in helping you to create your bathroom sanctuary and designing your go-to spot to de-stress.
The saying has always gone, “laughter is the best medicine,” and it still rings true. Try and stay positive throughout the process, even if there are bumps in the road. You may think it is easier said than done, but this is one of the best ways to de-stress. If you have to take a break and step back from what you are working on so you can regroup, do that. Take that step back to watch an episode of a comedy show or play game night with the family. This time will help you focus afterwards on what your next step will be. You might even realize that what you were stressing about has a pretty easy solution.
Eat that Cookie
We are not recommending stress eating, but having a small snack or something you might be craving could help you to take the edge off. Even if you take the time to bake a batch of cookies and then have one or two, the time spent making the dough and cooking can help to de-stress. Kitchens can be special areas too.
It all depends on how you make the space yours. Don’t forget to take your snack away from whatever you are doing, whether at your computer or your desk with the monthly bills spread out. Focus on each bite, close your eyes, and chew slowly. You’re now combining meditation with snacking.
Turn on the Tunes
Listening to music has always been a good solution for years to release stress and will hopefully also to calm your thoughts. If you have a favorite track or album, that’s great. You know that it already can make you happy, excited, or calm depending on what type of music it is and how you react to it. Don’t have a tune that has really stuck with you as of late? Try putting on a radio app, like iHeartRadio or Spotify and listen to something you’ve never tried before. Find a spot in your home that gives your comfort like a bay window or swing on your porch.
This is probably the one no one wants to hear because society is so connected through our phones, computers, and tablets. Yet this is one of the best ways to de-stress because it is most likely what is causing the stress. Even putting those devices down for one hour and just walking away to do something else can create a much better head space for yourself. Make sure you have something else to do, like one of the other five ideas, to keep yourself busy. You don’t want to be unplugged but then focusing on who could be texting or who could be posting right this minute. A room with a crackling fireplace or a sunny all seasons room are just the place to de-clutter your mind.
The bottom line is you need time and space. Stepping away from the situation makes all the difference in keeping yourself sane and organized. When you are in the jumble of things, it’s hard to focus, but taking that step away will allow you to visualize your plan of attack and you will be more prepared when you jump back in.