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Ways To Relax at Home

In today's world, it is easy to feel stressed out and on edge.  Here are some ways to make your home feel relaxing and like an oasis away from reality.

1. Burn some candles

Soft scented candles can give your home a relaxing aura and bring warmth to any room.

2. Curl Up With a Good Book

Getting caught up in a good book can take your mind off of everyday life and bring you into a whole new world of imagination.

3. Disconnect

Turn off all of the electronics or anything else that can bring negativity into your home.

4. Play Relaxing Music

Make a playlist of soft and relaxing music that you can listen to when you feel like unwinding.

.5. Light the fireplace

I always feel so relaxed when I sit in front of the fireplace.  I enjoy the warmth of the fire and the sound of the crackling embers.

6. Take a Nap

There is nothing wrong with getting a little nap in during the day.  It can help keep you refreshed and help you de-stress.

7. Meditate

I am not saying you have to sit with your legs crossed and make Om sounds.  You can simply sit in a chair and take some deep breaths with your eyes closed.

8.  Have a Friend Over

Some people prefer to have others around when they are feeling stressed.  Have a friend over and enjoy a good conversation with eachother.

9.  Take a warm bath

A nice warm bath with scents like lavender or sandalwood are so relaxing.  The next time you are out shopping, look for a scented bath product that makes you feel relaxed.

10.  Spend Time with Your Spouse

A quiet evening alone with your spouse or partner can be very relaxing without distractions.  Make some time for eachother.

11. Have a drink

Whether it be a hot cup of tea or a glass of wine.  Having a relaxing drink in a quiet room is a nice way to relax.

12. Get a babysitter

Sometimes you need some YOU time.  There is nothing wrong with getting a babysitter for an hour or two. This can help you unwind and get things organized around the home. You can even do nothing at all.

13.  Exercise

Do some yoga, Tai Chi or Pilate movements at home to help you relax.

14.  Order Takeout

Sometimes you just don't want to cook when you get home.  Order out and use paper plates.

15. Go for a walk

Taking a walk is not only good for you but helps you to relax. Take a slow, comfortable stroll around the neighborhood or at a local park.

There is nothing wrong with making a little time for yourself.  You should never feel guilty for wanting to take care of you.  Make a schedule of days and times that you want to make for yourself.  This isn't only a good idea to do, but it is also healthy to do. Stress can lead to many different diseases and ailments.  Taking time for you is always a good idea.

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