There’s no question, in this day and age it’s almost unheard of to lead a lifestyle that doesn’t bring some level of stress along with it. Sure, there are some people who have just seemed to figure it out one way or another, but odds are we haven’t been fortunate enough to do the same.
We can make up for how much stress our daily lives bring us by giving ourselves options for the utmost relaxation within the comfort of our own homes. These treats are often not particularly cheap, but when you really think about it what is cheap in our lives? Certainly not the cost of housing, food, transportation, clothes, you name it. Why not make a little extra room for treating ourselves in the budget? Heck, we sure deserve it considering how hard we work.
So if you’re thinking you deserve a little more reward for your strenuous work and persistence, don’t worry because you are in good company. Here are a few upgrades you can bring to your home to make it easy to take a load off when you need it.
Make Room for a Comfortable Bath
Most homes come equipped with a bath as part of the shower. The funny part is though that all too often these baths are so small that they can barely fit a full grown human, let alone comfortably. Can you imagine how much you would enjoy a bubble bath every weekend, if only you had a comfortable place to make it happen?
Well, what are you waiting for? Why not install a nice, accommodating bath with high sides so that you can sit back and relax with a book, some scented candles, and (heaven forbid!) a nice glass of wine? You’ll probably have to call the plumber to make this one happen, but it’s certainly not impossible. As the old saying goes, you can do anything you set your mind to.
Install a Sauna
Saunas are all the rage around the world, particularly in Eastern Europe. Why haven’t they caught on so much here in the United States? Beats me, but one thing’s for sure: I certainly love to spend a good ten to twenty minutes in the sauna whenever the logistics permit.
There’s a lot of negative press about saunas, and maybe that’s a bit of the problem. There’s also a lot of positive press about saunas though, it all depends on where you look. The other thing is that price and space requirements are often prohibitive. If that is your sticking point, you may want to check out infrared saunas as they can alleviate both of those concerns. Check out MBISR’s guide if this is the case, you may be surprised at how easy it is to find one that fits your home and your budget well.
Make A Meditation Room
On a budget? No problem. We have one more option in store that can cost as little as zero dollars, depending on your situation. Meditation is certainly spreading throughout Western culture – and with good reason. There is so much anecdotal evidence of the benefits the practice bestows on our everyday lives that it’s hard to ignore.
If you’re into meditation, you may want to consider what many seasoned practicers have done and make a dedicated space or even an entire room for meditation. Here you can design the colors, furniture, and artwork in a way that is accommodating for your practice and make it a truly calming and free place to be while you meditate. Add accents like jade trees, zen gardens, and incense to really bring the whole thing together. Then just make sure you stay on top of your practice to keep the stress at bay.