This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with budget-friendly ways to relax and take it easy.
We spent a lot of this life working hard and constantly staying switched on. We don’t often get that extended relaxation time. Sure, getting home from work, and lying in a bed for eight hours are two examples of bliss, but those are necessities; we don’t often get the luxurious chill-out periods. When you’re working at a job you dislike all day, running after kids at home for hours, or trying to run a business, then you know full-well how precious leisure time actually is.
The majority of people on this planet, being able to chill-out and have that leisure time needs to be done without spending too much money. Money isn’t exactly easy to come by, so ‘wasting’ it on luxury items and services isn’t something that gets done all that often. There are millions of ways we can kick back without spending too much, however. Not everything has to burn a hole in our pockets. Here are five examples for you right now:
Budget-Friendly Ways to Chill Out
Run A Bath
If you have a tub, then you have worse options than running the tap and making a toasty bath to bathe in. Some people don’t like baths, but their minds often change as soon as they strip down and hop into the warmth. Some can only hack ten minutes, but those ten minutes is the best period of their entire day.
Adding a few bombs, salts, candles, and other aesthetics often input those extra positive vibes necessary for a stellar period of relaxation. Give it a go if you feel like you need to chill out and forget about your day.
Meditation is a popular method of relaxing because it works. From the outside looking in, it always seems like pseudo-science, but it can genuinely change your life if you invest time and effort into it. The subtle practice of controlling your thoughts and breathing can do so much.
Listen To Noises And Sounds
Different noises that nature has to offer can really make a person go from stressed out to chilled out. It’s a strange phenomenon, but the sounds trigger certain parts of the brain that cool us off a little. Have you ever led in bed and listened to the noise of the rain hitting your roof or your skylight? It’s nice, huh? Well, there are different videos and podcasts online that are exclusively made up of different and natural noises. For example, if you want to pretend that you’re at the beach, then you can listen to the waves crashing.
Chill Without Your Phone For A While!
People these days are so glued to their phones! Social media has a lot to answer for! You probably do this yourself. It’s not a huge problem, but it can get out of hand pretty quickly if you’re not careful. What you see on your screen can have a huge effect on your stress levels; put it away for a little while. Forget what’s on it. Kick back with a french press coffee, some music, or a few video games – anything that keeps you away from the pressures of online sociability.