Do you like to come home after a long day of work and kick-back on your patio for some rest and relaxation?
Maybe it is the TV room where you find your comfort zone following a long day? How about escaping to the living room and putting your headset on; drifting away on the couch to some relaxing music?
No matter where you go for some R&R, finding it is the most important thing.
In today’s fast-paced world, taking some time for you is what is most critical in not having an overload of work, children, bills, and the many other daily stresses of life.
Take Some Time for You
In order to find your place of relaxation, it may take some rearranging of your home to truly locate it.
With that in mind, keep these ideas on the table so you can relax a little bit more and minimize stress:
- Bedroom – There probably is nothing better after a long day of work or dealing with screaming kids etc. than plopping yourself down on your bed for a long snooze. While that may sound good, you might in fact literally get tired of doing that all the time. Face it; the bed is not exactly the most exciting place in the home to get away from it all. If you do opt for the bedroom, make sure you have it free of clutter. Having a junky bedroom will only remind you of what a mess you have on your hands, not exactly a relaxing thought. Also be sure that your mattress is nice and comfy. The last thing you want to do when trying to relax is tossing and turning for hours at a time;
- Living room – Lots of people end up heading for their living rooms when they need a little “downtime” in their lives. One of the problems with this idea is that this area of the home is oftentimes one of if not the busiest rooms in the house or apartment. If you have kids, there is a good chance they will be in this room or passing through it regularly, not exactly leading you to full relaxation. In a best-case scenario, get comfy on the couch for some sleep or turn the TV on and hopefully drift away into your own world for the time being;
- Patio or yard – As long as the weatherman is cooperating (even better if you have an enclosed porch), the backyard or patio can be a true oasis when it comes to getting away from it all for a while. Finding a comfortable spot on a teak steamer chair or other such apparatus can provide you with quality rest and relaxation, not to mention soothe any back or other such pains. If you have kids, tell them to play indoors for the time being so you can get outside for some fresh air and relaxation. If you have a yard, keep it organized (grass cut, bushes trimmed etc.) so you don’t spend your relaxation time thinking about all of the yard work you have to do. In the event you just have a patio or balcony, you can still decorate/organize it to your liking. Try not to make it too crowded with chairs and other items, avoiding that congested feeling;
- Kitchen – You may think the kitchen would be the last place in the world you could relax, but many people (women and men) find it their last haven of sanity at times. Although you’re not going to in all likelihood get a nap in the kitchen, it can be a great venue to get your mind off of one or more things that are bothering you. If cooking is your thing, use the kitchen as your relief zone from the work world, family issues, money matters and more. You might be surprised how an hour or two in this part of the home gets you hungry once again to take on the world.
When it comes right down to it, finding your place to relax at home can seem challenging at times.
Know that you are certainly not alone in this endeavor.
As someone looking for a little R&R, where do you find it at home?