Sometimes you just need a relaxing evening. Life is stressful! Taking time to chill out and devote time to nothing but rejuvenating your spirit is important. When you make time for relaxation then you’ll find that you’re less stressed out and more prepared to handle whatever life throws at you. These’re 7 soothing items to help you have a relaxing day or evening.
1. A Candle
There’s just something very soothing about lighting a candle. It lends a soft light to the room which is comforting. The fragrance of a candle can make you feel good inside, too. There’re thousands of different fragrances to choose from so there’s something for everyone. Notice the difference in how you feel when you’ve got a candle burning.
2. A Cup of Your Favorite Tea ☕
A cup of tea does wonders for the soul. Many times you’ll see someone fix a cup of tea for a friend that’s upset. You may have even had someone do this for you. The warmth, aroma and lovely taste of tea are all soothing. However, you want to go with a decaf tea if you’re sensitive to the effects of caffeine. There’re so many flavors you can choose from. A few I love are chai, peppermint and blueberry.
3. Soothing Music
We all have different taste in music and that’s okay. Your taste in music is part of what makes you who you are. Listening to soft, soothing music can help you to relax. It’s nice to play some music you love in the background when you’re just chilling. It’s also nice to listen to when you’re taking a relaxing bath. 🛁
4. Bath Essentials
Speaking of baths, the essentials for a bath are wonderful items to have when you want an evening of relaxation. Bath salts, bubble bath, lotion and body butter are all great choices when you want to soak your cares away. There’s just something about a soak in a tub that helps the day’s troubles to fade. You emerge refreshed and revitalized which is a wonderful feeling. It’s also a good choice when you’re sore from a strenuous workout.
5. A Favorite Magazine
I love to lose myself in a good book but sometimes it seems magazines are more relaxing. Just paging through the glossy pages is a treat, isn’t it? Short little snippets of advice and useful information are enjoyable. My current favorite magazine is “Real Simple.” It has a nice mixture of subjects to enjoy reading about.
6. Comfy PJs
To me, comfy pjs are the most blissful part of relaxing. They say “you’re home and away from the world.” Isn’t it awesome to just veg out in them? If you don’t have a pair of comfy pjs then treat yourself, girlfriend! They add something special to your life!
7. A Soft, Warm Blanket
Having a special blanket is a lovely thing. It’s the one that you always grab when you’re sick or you want to cuddle up on the couch and enjoy an evening of Netflix. All blankets are comforting but finding one that’s soft and just irresistible is a real treat. It’s a great time of year to shop for them too, since many stores will have them on sale after the holidays.
These’re 7 soothing essentials you need when you want to relax. What’s your favorite way to relax? What special things help you relax?