These days, jobs are difficult, days are longer and we’re bombarded with work emails flowing into our phones or smart watches far beyond the end of our working day. You’re left thinking ‘Did I do that?’ or ‘I must remember to call’ and possibly plagued with a feeling of dread for the following days work. This is never more apparent than on a Sunday night where anxiety creeps in ahead of busy Monday mornings.
However, there is a room within your home that you can transform into a space that allows you to practice mindfulness, which will reduce anxiety and relieve stress. All of which can be achieved in the sanctuary of your bathroom. You can create your own Bathroom of Tranquillity. Here are some tips from our designers on how to achieve this.
Creating the ultimate relaxation experience in a bathroom is possible whether you’re a fan of a long soak in the bath or standing under a rainfall shower. It is all about establishing an environment which allows your body and mind to relax. Our bodies are biologically wired to associate a bath or shower with the sensation of swimming underwater; which instantly allows your heart rate to slow down, allowing your body to relax. This is one step towards physical calmness. However, the next and most difficult step is getting your mind to switch off!
Our first tip is to leave your mobile phone or device outside of the bathroom. Or, at the very least, away from your bath. Helping you to resist the temptation of constantly refreshing emails or scrolling aimlessly through social media. Next step in creating a fully relaxing environment; candles, soft lighting and soothing aromas to accentuate the design of your bathroom. So, let’s delve into our tips on achieving this environment.