We all require a bit of chill out time now and again. Whether we have a huge amount of stress in our lives or have those general everyday pressures, we need to take our foot off the gas now and again and relax. So many of us don't have our own little space that we can call a chill out zone, but it's important for you to have somewhere like this that you can go back to whenever you're feeling stressed out to rest, recharge, and most importantly relax.
It might not be the easiest puzzle to solve if you have limited space, but if you can pick somewhere with a tiny bit of room that you can set up as a relaxation zone, you can make that a permanent fixture in your home. Whether it's in a bedroom, or it's a corner of a room as long as you can associate it with being a chill out zone it will be a good place to start.
Preparing The Space
The first thing to do is to clear away any clutter in that space so you can make it a blank canvas to build on. If you are using this space purely for chilling out, do you need to decorate it much? If you plan on using it as a place where you can sit back and take stock you wouldn't need over stimulating lights, posters, and pictures unless they are ones that help to aid your relaxation like pictures of nature or waterfalls.
What Are You Going To Put In It?
We all like a bit of comfort in our relaxation space, and there are things like giant loungers which can help you sink into relaxation mode. But it all depends on the amount of space that you have. Something like a lounger or a bean bag is handy for the corner of a room, but if you have a lot more space to play with, you may wish to put a comfy chair there, or a few cushions and rugs on the floor to set up a little meditation area.
What Relaxes You?
Once you've got your space picked, decorated, and furnished is there anything else you can add to make it a more relaxing space so you can escape from the real world for a few minutes? If you live in a built-up area, you may want to soundproof the room, or if you're looking to find somewhere you can catch up on a little bit of "me time" you can incorporate some soft lighting or install a sound system that plays relaxing music. Or you may wish to get some candles located around the place. And never underestimate the effects of essential oils like lavender to help relax you.
Having a little space that we can call our own for at least 15 minutes a day is a fantastic way for us to recharge and get back to life. Everything appears to be so stressful these days so if you can find that little bit of time to take stock and to indulge in some R and R then you should.