All of us need a place to unwind and relax. Having that is important for us on so many levels. Many people find that learning how to chill out is a big help if they suffer from mental health issues.
Where and how you relax is a very personal thing. What works for you may not work for me, and vise versa. However, increasingly we are choosing to use our bathrooms as our go to space when we need to unwind properly.
There really is nothing quite like soaking in the tub for an hour. You can almost feel the worries of the world lifting from your shoulders.
It works so well because the water supports your tired muscles and the fact you are naked means that most of the family will not bug you while you are in the tub. In many families, the bathroom is the only room in the house that is sacred, and is a place where you can get five minutes to yourself.
The next time you remodel your bathroom I strongly urge you to think about how to make it more relaxing. If you do, you will have somewhere you will want to spend more time, and can really unwind.
Here are a few pointers.
A good door
The first step is to update the door. Now I know that sounds weird, but it really is a good idea. As much as possible you want to block the noise of the rest of the house out, so a good heavy door like the one you already have on your bedrooms is well worth fitting.
Oh, and make sure it has a lock on it. As I said earlier in most homes people do not disturb each other when they are in the bathroom. However, having a lock on the door and using it is good for you on a psychological level. When you slide shut the bolt, it switches your from mum or dad mode, into me time mode.
Being able to create the right ambience is important. For most people lighting is one of the most important elements of this. So, if you do not already have dimmable lights in your bathroom consider fitting them.
A way to play music
Music helps the majority of us to zone out. Of course, you have to be careful because electrics and a damp bathroom is not a good mix. The last thing you want is to end up creating an electrocution hazard. This page lists some great ways to listen to the music in the bathroom, and do safely.
A fast-filling tub
One reason people give for not taking baths is that it takes too long to fill the tub. Often they get home from work and only have a limited time before they need to take the kinds somewhere, so do not have time to run a full bath and soak.
You can find everything you need to resolve this problem at the bathroom store. They sell water pumps, fast flow taps and other specialist items, and are happy to advice you about whether they are suitable for use in your home.
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