I’m sure at some point in your life you’ve experiened a rough day or week, (whether at work or at home with the children) and all you could do is hope for a little peace and quiet. Maybe you don’t have much money or enough time to take that dream vacation that you long for, however why not take a weekend break or just a couple of mental health days off? We work so hard to aquire material things that we somehow forget important things such as our health. Whenever I speak of health, I’m speaking of both our physical and mental wellbeing. We’ve become so busy with work, school and other priorities that we tend to neglect ourselves. With this said, we all deserve a little time off, some necessary peace and quite.
I can think of plenty of ways you can get that peace and quiet without a lot of money or time off from work; however I’m only going to focus on just a couple. One way to acheive this is by creating an outside oasis. Whether you live in a home with a yard and a porch or you live in a Condo/apartment with a small balcony, you have the ability to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. What you may not know is that it doesn’t take much money to create your ideal space. Try adding brightly colored outdoor pillows to your chairs and benches, decorative flower pots and plants, and maybe add strings of hanging lights. These are just a few of many items you can use to spruce up your outdoor area and to create your outdoor oasis. You can find all of this items and many more in a variety of different stores and online. Another way to create a relaxing at home oasis it to turn you bathroom into a spa. This can easily be acheived by adding lush towels and bathmats, some candles and bath salts/bubbles. I find that a couple coats of paint in a light and airy color always brings a different look and feel to a space.
Whenever it comes to our physical and mental health, we must take some time to refresh and rejuvenate. No matter what your budget, there are many diferent easy and inexpensive ways to achieve a peaceful and relaxing getaway at home.