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Relaxing In Your Home

By Jake Stevens

The art of relaxation is becoming an increasing necessity for today’s modern being. As we continue to add to the already hectic lifestyles we lead, with more hours at the office, the daily grind of travel and the pressures of providing for your home and family, the need for tranquillity can sometimes feel overpowering.

We know through many studies conducted, that the practice of regular exercise and the subsequent release of endorphins will help to reduce your levels of stress. A healthy diet will reduce any dependence on stimulants such as caffeine that increases anxiety and will not only enhance your energy levels but will also help avoid hormone imbalance and reduce mood swings. The start of massage therapy can initially relieve any built up tension you might have and then continuation will help sustain supple limbs, promote digestion, increase your white blood cell counts which raise your body’s immune system and improve your blood flow which ultimately carries the oxygen around your body to your brain.

Consider your home environment carefully when de-stressing your life; your personal domain can have a huge effect on your mood and stress levels, and a few basic principles can enable you to enjoy the space fully and uncover it as a relaxing haven of serenity. Colour plays a vital role here, as pastels and earth tones can help to soothe you after a long day, whereas bold colours may be best left for feature walls and communal areas to clear any unnecessary noise from your personal spaces. The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui is well-known and uses the principles of design and heaven and earth to utilise your living space in a way which allows your inner calm to be released.

Your furniture will of course also be a part of this structure, with your bed needing to be of high comfort and an encouraging place to fully rest. The inventions of advanced fibres and memory foams in mattresses and pillows were designed to promote full body relaxation, cushioning your neck and vertebrae and proving an aid in the onset of a good night’s sleep. The other furnishing that is a point of focus is your sofa. Not only is it the centre piece of your most frequented conscious living space but it needs to allure your senses with a want to regularly return, so you can crash down in comfort and let your mind decompress. Finding the right shape, size, colour and style for your room is essential, so as not to overcrowd or indeed, underwhelm.

The secret of relaxation is a simple one: look after your body and your mind. A good way to help achieve this is to keep your home tidy and free from clutter, as things lying around the kitchen counters or surfaces only serves as a constant reminder that things need to be done. Streamline your home and keep it clutter-free to keep your mind clear and relaxed.

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Stevens, Jake "Relaxing In Your Home." Relaxing In Your Home. 25 Aug. 2010. 22 Jan 2015 <>.

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Stevens, J (2010, August 25). Relaxing In Your Home. Retrieved January 22, 2015, from

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Stevens, Jake "Relaxing In Your Home"

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