If you’re feeling stressed, irritable or just too tired, your body is probably trying to tell you something.
In order to function like a normal human being, finding the time to relax and concentrate on yourself is essential.
Here are eight things you can do right now to put your mind at ease…
1. Take a warm bath
If you don’t have a bath, a steam shower could also work great. Even better than that, you could head down to Covent Garden Health Spa and kick back in our warm Spa Pool.
By taking this time to yourself, you can focus on whatever you want and take your mind away from whatever your daily stresses may be.
Getting into hot water when you are tense also relaxes the muscles, making you feel physically and mentally soothed.
To make it even more relaxing, why not turn off the lights and light up a few candles for the perfect tranquil setting?
2. Try meditation
And no – this does not mean you have to do yoga… but you can! If you want to know more about its benefits, read this blog.
Meditation is more about the mind. Focus on yourself and what is around you. Picking out noises and focusing on nothing but those can help to centre the focus of the mind.
Listen to your breathing, a ticking clock or any noticeable noises that surround you that you can concentrate on.
3. Get creative
There’s nothing quite like having a bit of fun to put the mind at rest.
If there’s something creative you love to do, arrange some time to focus on that. You can even try something completely new!
Some exampes could be baking, painting, drawing or playing an instrument.
The key thing is not to worry about how it turns out in the end. Just enjoy what you’re doing while you’re doing it.
4. See your friends
It’s crazy how much a positive distraction from the negative things in your life can relax you.
Meet your friends for dinner or drinks or go and catch a movie.
There’s no denying that laughing makes you feel good, so spend time with the ones that make you laugh the most.
5. Go for a walk
Explore nature! It’s beautiful!
Taking in the fresh air and seeing beautiful sights can do wonders for your mood.
You’ll be happy and active enough while you’re out there and tired enough to sit and relax when you’re done.
6. Listen to some music
A lot of people use music as a coping mechanism or as something to fall back on when they’re not at their best.
Finding lyrics you can relate to, instrumentals and beats that you can feel good – whatever your preffered taste, it can be fun to have a sing, dance or just sit and appreciate the artists you love.
7. Read a book
With so much technology around us, we often lose the time to get lost in books like we used to.
Your mind will really start to focus when you find a book you can’t put down. Even if it’s just for half an hour, it’s great to shift your focus onto something truly enjoyable.
If reading just isn’t your thing or you struggle to concentrate, try downloading an audiobook.
8. Get a massage
As they directly target your muscles, massages can instantly relieve built up tension in the body. So whether your tension is physical, mental or both, a good massage will help to relieve that negativity from your body.
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to get a massage, you can treat yourself to one at Covent Garden Health Spa.