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Any mom will tell you how difficult it is to find the time to unwind, especially as most moms don’t get any opportunity until the kids have gone to bed. Even then, you may not get the relaxation you deserve, so make sure that you make the best of any down time you may have by using these ideas to help you make the most of your time alone.
To relax, you are going to need to be able to be separated from the distractions of your daily routine, and though the usual approach is to isolate yourself in the evening in a lounge or bedroom, this does not have to be the only option. The garden is a great place to relax, with the sounds of nature and the open space helping you to unwind. For those in a noisy area, if you visit GardenSpaces.co.uk you will see some great ideas for insulated garden rooms that will give you comfort, privacy, and a quiet space in which to relax.
Relaxation is all about creating the most comfortable mood for you, and, therefore, you that need to take ownership of your comfort zone. Part of this comfort will be the space you choose, but it will also be about the lighting of your space. Subdued lighting is the best choice, so make sure you have a dimmer switch fitted as you will want control of the brightness of your room in the evening, and have shades fitted so you can block out any direct sunlight in the day. According to an article in the independent on the effects of dim light, it will not only help you relax and unwind, it will also help you control your emotions and make better decisions, so keep that light dim.
The temperature of a room is very important for relaxation as it is very difficult to relax in a cold temperature as your body tries to heat itself up. A room that is too hot can also disrupt your relaxation so take measures to control the temperature. The obvious choice is climate control, but many people would prefer to cuddle under a blanket than turn up the heat, and some find the hum of a fan more comforting than turning on the air conditioning. For some people the most relaxing thing in the world is to be drinking a cup of hot chocolate watching TV under a duvet, so experiment to find your perfect solution to your temperature needs.
Now you have the perfect space, light and temperature, it is time to set your scene. Spend some time thinking about how you will create your own special atmosphere, and make sure you can switch it on whenever you have the time. Scented candles and music are obvious choices, but make sure you have a selection of both. Essential oil diffusers are a must, and knowing the essential oils for different uses will help aid your ills as well as help you relax. Your music should be familiar songs that bring back memories of good times and make you smile. Slow, emotional songs that make you cry will not help you relax, so make those tunes happy ones.
Not all relaxation is about time on your own; and many people find a visit to a health spa, or a social call on friends, the most relaxing of times, but we don’t all have the time or freedom for such things. However, these pointers will help those of us with a busy schedule to take the time we have and turn it into a time of maximum relaxation; enjoy it while you can.