During these uncertain times our society is facing, it is important for everyone to make time for self-care. Focusing on what we can do to help feel our best will make taking on each day a little more stress free. Now is the perfect time to take control of how each day is approached by taking some well-deserved time to find ways that help bring peace of mind and relaxation.
The best part, there is no need to leave home or unnecessarily spend money to achieve the benefits of self-care. Start the path to finding your best self with these great ideas for a relaxing night at home.
Idea 1: Listen to Music
As the sun starts to set after a long day, help to lift your mood by filling your living space with music that you love. There have been studies done that suggest listening to music you like makes the brain release dopamine, which has a positive effect on mood. Let music help to lead the way to positive effects with your health, such as:
- Improved mood and well-being
- Reduced stress
- Reduced feelings of anxiety
- Provides comfort with coping and expression of feelings
In other words, make a playlist of your favorite songs to listen your way to happy thoughts for a relaxing night and improved overall well-being.
Idea 2: Make a Soothing Drink
There is nothing like a delicious, soothing drink to help calm the body in the evening. With no need to resort to liquor as a way to numb away stress, there are plenty of stress relieving drinks to help relax at the end of the day, such as:
- Camomile Tea
- Green Tea
- Strawberry Basil Detox Water
- Lavender Lemonade
Enjoying a warm, comforting tea or cold, refreshing detox water is such an easy way to help us relax from the inside out. Take a few minutes tonight and make a soothing drink while listening to some songs you love and see if you start to feel more relaxed already.
Idea 3: Enjoy a Bubble Bath
Taking a nice, warm bath is the perfect guilt free way to spoil yourself at the end of the day. A great idea to enjoy making time for self-care, taking a bath can help to wash away stress without having to do a thing but relax and soak. There are even ways to enhance an evening bath for even more overall relaxation, such as:
- Adding lavender oil to the water
- Lighting a scented candle
- Mixing Epsom salt into the bath water
Whether it’s a ten-minute or hour-long bath, your body is sure to feel more relaxed and ready for a great night sleep after a good soak!
Idea 4: Try a Calming Activity
Unwind at the end of the day with screen-free relaxation. Try some calming activities at home for a relaxing evening that also helps with reducing stress, like meditation or knitting. Find relaxation through creativity with help from Yarnspirations to find knitting projects to try that will inspire the perfect relaxing night at home.