Time to Relax
We all have stress, I know, but how do you handle it? I mean really? Kids, job, housework, schoolwork, bills, conflicts, schedules…Ugh! You need to schedule some time just for you. Down time, relaxation time, stress free time….just a little time. I love soaking in the tub. Before my husband and I got married we were looking for the perfect home so we could blend our families with enough space to not drive each other nuts. We found the perfect place, plenty of space, great location, nice neighbors and schools, and a jacuzzi tub….uhh yes please! You had me at jacuzzi tub. It is big and and has jets that make soothing bubbles and it is way back in the back of the house in our master bedroom. Oh, and the door locks. One more thing, our neighbor plays piano beautifully and I can only hear it while relaxing in my tub. I swear she is playing just for me! Don't tell her, she may get freaked out a little.
Back to self care. I take a bath in my awesome tub at least once a week. I make an amazing lavender bath salt that soothes and smells nice.It is a great detoxifier and great for muscle aches. Here is the recipe:
1/2 to 2 cups Epsom Salt 4-10 drops lavender essential oil (I use DoTERRA) 1/4 -1/2 cup baking soda.
You can make a large batch and just scoop some in each bath, but I just have all the ingredients in a basket near the tub and I just throw it in one by one as the water fills. My tub is big so I use the larger measurements, but if you have a small tub, are low on ingredients or just want to use less, that is fine. Do what works best for you.
I haven't found anyone who doesn't enjoy a relaxing bath, but if this doesn't sound relaxing or you want to do other things; that works too. It is good to have a list of things that work great at giving you some time to yourself. Some people love to walk in nature, others play a sport or work a craft. Some like video games or movies to relax and decompress.
Why is it so important to relax? Your body heals and rebuilds when it is as rest. If you are in constant stress and don't ever get a chance to rest you are wearing your body out! You only get one body. Take care of it and it will take care of you. Will you make some time for you?
Missy Martin Founder of My Momentum Fitness, LLC Certified Holistic Health Coach Certified Yoga Instructor