Stressed? Tense? Anxiety? Whether its work, family, kids, partners, worldwide health pandemics or even for reasons we cannot explain can cause us of feelings of depression, anxiety, and fear in our daily lives. You should feel less stress in the comfort of your home. These 9 items are must-haves for relaxation at home.
White Noise Machine
White noise machines have been used in doctors offices for decades. They are primarily used in psychiatrist and therapists offices to help relax patients who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and stress. They are designed to produce a low humming sound. This low humming noise can help soothe patients. Some people even use it in childrens bedrooms to help them fall asleep.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Essential oil diffusers fill the room with the aroma of whichever essential oil you place in it. The diffuser heats up oil and lets out bursts of scent to fill the room. Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus are known to ease tension and relax the mind. It is a form of aromatherapy.
Singing bowls have been used for centuries to help turn attention away from racing thoughts and send sound vibration to the person using the singing bowl and even for those hearing it. There are many different kinds. Brass singing bowls and crystal singing bowls are the most popular types. Using a mallet, you can lightly tap the singing bowl or rotate your wrist around the edge of the bowl to produce a harmonious sound. It helps to reduce anxiety. Some people even choose to chant or sing with the bowl they are playing.
Blue lights are a form of color therapy. The color blue is known to soothe and relax you when you see it. It is especially helpful when in the form of a blue light because it can turn the entire room the color blue. Sit in a room with a blue light for 20 minutes or more to feel gradually calmer and more focused.
Cuddling up with a cozy blanket is a wonderful way to get ready for a pleasant nights rest. Similar to pet therapy, a blanket made of real or faux fur that you can touch and wrap around you, will comfort you while reducing your anxiety.
Light Therapy Lamp
Used in seasonal affective disorder, also known as S.A.D, light therapy lamps are designed to stimulate natural light even when you can’t make it outdoors to see the sun or if the weather is dull. Spend 20 minutes or more in front of a light therapy lamp to feel more energized and optimistic.
Working out is proven to help improve your mental health and mood. It can increase the production of endorphins and jump start the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression. Aside from its immediate results, it will also help your heart, lungs, muscles, nerves and you will look more fit and healthy too! You don’t have to get high-cost workout equipment either. Even an ab roller, a leg machine, a yoga ball or some weights will work.
You don’t have to spend a lot of cash on a big fancy massage chair. There are affordable massage devices that target specific areas of the body when you need to relax or soothe sore muscles. You can choose one that requires a source of electricity, one that is battery operated or even one that requires neither but your own body to work through those knots and tense aches.
Bathtub Wine Caddy
Relaxing in a warm bath at home will definitely help relieve any tension you are experiencing. Now imagine soaking in a soothing bath with a nice glass of your favorite wine. No spills and no messes. When done in moderation, red wine improves heart health. Immediate results work as a sedative to help calm you.
These 9 essential items are must-haves for when you want to relax indoors. They are perfect for relaxing the mind and easing the body. You can pick just 1 or 2, or use all 6 to soothe you into a full-on bliss in your comfy, cozy abode.