Tuesday, September 16, 2008

De-stress at home

Home de-stressing tips

Home should be a place where we can rest and be calm. These quick stress relief techniques can help you to achieve a sense of inner peace at home.

  • Try to avoid spending the evening slumped in front of the TV. Maybe you could revive an old hobby, or take up a new one.

  • Relax! Sit or lie down, close your eyes, and concentrate on your breathing. Stay like this for 5-10 minutes.

  • Set aside a regular time to relax in your own favourite way. Home is a place for rest and rejuvenation and you should give yourself time for it.

  • Have a laugh. Whether it's watching a funny movie, or laughing with your family and friends, laughter is a great stress reliever.

  • Cut yourself some slack! Don't beat yourself up thinking you need a showcase home, and if you burn the dinner, get takeaway!

  • Make sure you get enough sleep. Try going to bed half an hour earlier and see whether it makes a difference to how you handle your life.

  • Treat yourself to a long soak in the tub. Envelop the senses with soothing smells, gentle candle light, relaxing music, and lots of bubbles.

  • Give yourself a massage! Massage your scalp and face with your fingertips. Use small circling motions and a light pressure. Of course, if you can persuade someone else to do it for you, that's even better!

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