Coming home from an exhausting day, or even waking up to an exhausting day takes a toll on you and your body. Sometimes it seems like not even being at a beach house overlooking the dark blue waves could calm down your nerves. Through the years, I've picked up a few tips on how to create a spa within your room for the relaxation of your mind and soul.
1. Take It Back To The Less Stressful Years
Remember your favorite activity back in kindergarten? Coloring in a picture and simply focusing on getting the picture as pretty as you'd like takes your mind off of whatever presentation or assignment you have on your plate. Head down to your local Barnes and Noble, or even your nearest Dollar Tree to pick up a coloring book and some markers, crayons, and colored pencils and your set for this stressful task and the next
2. Pamper Time
Guy or girl, it's the best feeling ever to feel pampered and nice. So, set some time aside at the end of the day before bed to run a bath and just drown yourself in a book and music. Baths can be masculine if you use a bath bomb scented like cologne. Tucking yourself into bed, and putting on your favorite show can do more than you've imagined. A nice sleep after a long day is priceless. and sets you up for a good day the next morning.
3. Get Out
Just taking in some fresh air can relieve your mind and body. A cool breeze or the bright sun is sure enough to brighten up your day, and get you excited to get out after your shift at work or school. While you're out, take out your phone, and make some plans with someone that you enjoy for a little incentive to get through the day. Also, take a picture of the sky and post on Snapchat, because if you make others believe you're enjoying your day, you just might be able to make yourself believe too.
4. Go On A Drive
After work, maybe you just want some alone time, and not have to deal with anyone else. If that's the case, just drive. With no destination at all. Maybe you'll find your new favorite cafe. The background music in the car, and the beautiful views makes it incredibly hard to stay upset and stressed. Park the car, and take some pictures to keep as memories. I have a favorite spot with an incredible view that I go to for special situations.
5. Enjoy What You Love Best
If you have a hobby, now is the perfect time to enjoy it. You'll rediscover why you love it so much, and have a newfound appreciation for it. Whether it be dancing or singing your heart out, anything you love is sure to de-stress yourself, as well as give you practice for whatever recital you have.