Switching off at the end of the day can be difficult, as a society we are always surrounded by media, technology and the stresses of modern living. Bathing Solutions understand the importance of ending the day in the right frame of mind, helping you sleep well, waking up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Every person has different triggers for relaxation. We hope the seven tips listed below will help you switch off easier.
Take a relaxing bath
An evening soak in the bath has many benefits when it comes to helping you switch off and relax. The warm water will release the tension that has built up in your muscles throughout the day. Try adding soothing music, candles and bath salts to heighten your relaxation. Bathing Solutions offer a wide range of walk-in baths that are perfect for the situation. If you’re looking for a walk-in bath that is flexible to your personal needs, try The Serene. This has a reclining back giving you the perfect position to relax.
Enjoy a good book before bed
Reading is a great way to refocus the mind, making you concentrate on subjects other than daily life. Taking your book bed will also tire your eyes making it easier for you to get to sleep. Try to make sleep a gradual process that you build up to. By adding reading into this schedule will make a noticeable difference.
Meditate a few minutes each evening
Adding mediation into your evening routine is a perfect idea. You’ll be bringing a sense of calm to your mind and body. It can also give you time to reflect on the positive aspects of the day. You don’t need to meditate for long periods, five minutes in the evening will give you a renewed sense of wellbeing. If you’re new to meditation don’t worry, several handy apps are available to guide you through the process.
Take an after-dinner walk
Walking is a relaxing form of exercise that will help use up your bodies excess energy. Doing it after dinner will also aid your digestion – going to bed on a full stomach can lead to a night of disturbed sleep. A gentle walk is preferable, as strenuous exercise will release adrenaline and keep your body awake for longer.
Make your evening tech-free
Bright screens, such as TV or mobile phones, act as a method of keeping the mind alert. This isn’t ideal conditions for a relaxing evening. There is nothing wrong with watching your favourite programme at the end of the day, but try and stop at least 30-40 minutes before you go to bed.
Introduce candles and fragrances into the home
There are a host of candles and fragrances that have calming properties. We recommend introducing these into your nightly routine. Scents like lavender or chamomile are great for helping you relax and unwind. This means you’ll head to bed in the right state of mind and body.
Start using essential body oils
Essential oils can have the same effect as relaxation candles and fragrances. These have the added benefit of feeding your skin with essential nourishment. Applying therapeutic body oils is a relaxing activity in itself and will surround you in beautiful scents that aid sleep.
It’s important to remember that everyone has different relaxation techniques that work for them. Test the suggestions above and find the evening routine that best helps you to switch off.