How to Relax with Scented Soy Candles and Stress-Free Activities
Article by Sandy Winslow
We all know that stress isn’t good for us, but sometimes life just gets in the way. It’s hard not to take our anxiety from work and school home with us. Then of course our home life often causes stress too, in the form of relationship problems, financial trouble, and so on. If this sounds like something you struggle with, it’s important to find some way to let go of your stress. Here are some tips for using scented soy candles and other relaxation techniques to help.
Use scents to help you relax. Scented soy candles come in a variety of smells. You can choose your favorite scent, perhaps something that you have happy associations with, or a scent that is known in aromatherapy for promoting relaxation, such as lavender. Candles are a perfect way to set the mood while you do something relaxing, such as taking a hot bath, relaxing with a glass of wine and some favorite music, or even reading a book or writing in a journal.
Find something that relaxes you. Everyone has something that they enjoy doing that makes them forget about whatever is stressing them out, whether that is work, school, or something in their personal lives. For some people, the best way to relax is taking a hot bath with candles and soft music. For others, it’s lighting a fire in the fireplace and curling up with a blanket and a favorite book. Find a quiet activity that will allow you to reclaim your inner peace.
Consider the benefits of exercise. While quiet activities work best for some, for others, exercise is a good way to burn off steam. Exercise also has an added advantage of making it harder to think and stress about something that is bothering you. Many people also report feeling much better after exercising. Regardless of whether you prefer yoga, working out at the gym, or something more aggressive such as boxing, a little exercise can refresh your outlook and make you feel much better about whatever has been bothering you.
Use alcohol in moderation. When you’re feeling stressed out, it can be very tempting to reach for a drink as soon as you get home. But while that beer or that glass of wine can help take the edge off, even help you relax in a hot bath or while listening to music, be careful that you don’t abuse it. A nice glass of red wine has also been shown to be good for your health.
Learn relaxation techniques. There are many relaxation techniques that can help you manage your stress better. For instance, people across many cultures meditate every day or when they feel stressed. Simply concentrating on your breathing and clearing your mind for a few minutes is something that can be done during your lunch break or even at your desk. Writing your worries down in a journal is another technique that many people use. Yoga, martial arts, and even support groups can teach you some of these techniques for dealing with your stress.
There are many ways to relax and relieve stress, but not every approach works for every person. Scented soy candles and indulgences like scented lotion may work well for one person, while going for a run might work best for someone else. Experiment a little and find out what works best for you!
About the Author
Sandy Winslow is a writer on various topics, including home décor. Do you let yourself get too stressed out with work, school, and other responsibilities?Here are a few tips to help you relax with scented soy candles.