You work hard every day, so you deserve some rest and relaxation. Taking a warm bath can be the perfect way to find some peace without having to leave the comfort of your home.
However, trying to relax can be a lot harder than you think. Most adults are so used to their daily fast-paced life that slowing down can feel like an impossible task. Don't stress get in the way of your bath time any longer. With these helpful tips, you will feel the stress wear off, and you can finally get the "me time" you deserve.
Throw In Some Essential Oils And Bath Salts
Using bath salts and essential oils can take your bath time up a notch without much effort. Bath salts can soothe your body and allow you to recover after a busy day. Essential oils come in a variety of scents such as jasmine, rose, and lavender that smell wonderful. Together, they can be quite therapeutic.
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Light Some Candles
Most bathroom lighting fixtures are harsh and overly bright. This forces your brain to think it's "go" time and not "relax" time. However, you don't want to bathe in the dark, either. What you can do is to light a few candles and put them around the room or the bathtub. Not only is candlelight be more soothing to the eyes, but it also sets the mood. If you get scented candles, make sure its aroma is pleasant for you.
Put On Some Music
Candles aren't the only thing that can help you create the right mood. Music can keep your mind distracted from the things you find stressful and calm your nerves. Be sure to choose music that is relaxing. Even if you have a love for heavy metal, you have to admit it's not the most calming music.
If you don't feel like relaxing to some music, then perhaps listening to various sounds will help. Nature sounds like raindrops falling, a crackling fire, and birds chirping can all give you the serene atmosphere you're looking for. You can easily find them online or through apps.
Close Your Eyes
It may seem silly to do this, but having your eyes closed is essential to complete relaxation. Sometimes, this can be surprisingly challenging to do. That is why putting pieces of cucumber, a cold washcloth, or eye pads over your eyes can be beneficial since doing so makes it easier to keep them closed. It also helps to visualize yourself in your "happy place" or focus on aspects of the bath that have to do with your other senses, such as the smell of the bath salts or candles you're using.
Open Up A Good Book
If you don't want to close your eyes, why not go for a good book? Reading can be a great way to venture off to distance lands in the comfort of your own bathtub. With our minds often cluttered with the stress of daily life, a book can help us calm our thoughts and have some peace of mind.