Modern life is frenetic. Keeping up with everything you have to get done often feels overwhelming. According to a recent survey carried out by Forth, over a third of people, in the UK, felt stressed out.
It is all too easy to feel overwhelmed. When that happens, your mental and physical health soon starts to suffer. This, in turn, makes it really hard to maintain a good home environment for your kids.
Stress has a very negative impact on us, so it is important to manage it. One way of doing this is creating places within your home that you and other family members can retreat to so that you can decompress and relax. Here are a few suggestions.
Being able to have a nice bath or enjoy a massage shower are great ways to relax. The warm water eases your muscles, cleanses your skin, and lifts your spirits. If your bathroom has seen better days and you hate being in there, consider upgrading it.
This retailer sells a good selection of electric showers, massage showers, and bathtubs. In the past, you would have had to pay hundreds to upgrade these items. Today, you can buy a find nice baths and showers priced at under a hundred pounds. So, you can revamp your bathroom, even if you are on a tight budget.
Create a reading snug
If you have the room, set aside a corner of your dining or living room and turn it into a hobby or reading snug. All you need is a comfy chair, a floor lamp and, maybe, a footstool and a small table.
Place the chair in the corner with the lamp behind it. Try to buy a lamp with a dimmer built in. This enables you to create the ambiance you want. It is nice to be in the same room as the rest of the family, but have somewhere you can sit slightly apart, so you can concentrate better.
A zen shed
If you have a ratty little shed at the end of your garden, consider turning it into a mini-retreat. You will be amazed at what you can achieve. Watch this video and you will soon see what I mean.
Outdoor chill out spaces
Many people find that being close to nature relaxes them. If you have a garden, make it as easy as possible to spend more time out there. It could be as simple as buying some comfortable patio furniture. Or, if you can afford to do so, install a hot tub.
Don’ forget the kids
Potentially, your children can use all of the above as somewhere to go and chill out. Older kids will really like the hot tub, soaking in a spa bath or using the reading snug. But, for younger kids, playing is usually the best way to disengage and relax. So, for them, create a playroom.
You could do this in the loft, your spare room or a shed. It does not really matter where. You just need to make sure that it is somewhere they can go and play to their heart’s content without being nagged to tidy up by a grumpy mummy.
This is a collaborative post.