For parents working at home, or “mumpreneurs”, things can get pretty stressful in the environment that’s meant to be the most relaxing. Working in an office environment is different, because it separates the anxieties of work, to some extent, from the comforts of home. But when you’re busy working at home, it’s easy to forget to relax in your own space!
Many parents working at home are doing so out of a passion for a personal business or endeavour, but nonetheless, it’s important to allow yourself the opportunity to enjoy some home comforts as well, in order to keep the home environment appealing and relaxing! Here are 5 tips on how to relax and pamper yourself at home.
1. Designate A Reading Spot
Sure, you like to read when you have the time – but have you ever thought about setting up your own little corner or area to make the experience more pleasant? Set up a cozy chair in a sunny room, make sure there’s enough table space for a snack or a cup of tea; have a portable fan and a waffle blanket nearby so you can always be comfortable; and lastly, just stash your Kindle on a tabletop nearby. This can make for a beautiful and comfortable little escape during your breaks in the day.
2. Enhance Your Bath
A warm bath is always a relaxing break, but there are plenty of ways to enhance your bath time to turn it into the ultimate home comfort. Visit ivory-wave.com for some pleasant new bath soaps, set up a portable sound system nearby for soothing music, and settle in for a fantastic break.
3. Enhance Your Mattress
Similarly, you can turn your bed from a place of rest into a place of absolute bliss simply by upgrading the material. Visit dreams.co.uk for a look at a number of different mattress options, including latex and memory foam, and consider splurging a bit on something nicer than what you have. This can make you better rested in general, and can also provide a cloud-like napping surface for you during a break from work!
4. Start A Home Project
This may not sound like typical relaxation, but the right home project can be so engaging and enjoyable that it still feels like a break from stress. It might be gardening, painting a room, doing renovations, re-decorating, or even something a bit more involved like building furniture or creating home-made wall art. Whatever the case, a home project is a great way to relax at home.
5. Always Have A Show
Finally, if you work at home alone, there’s no harm in having a show going at all times! Consider subscribing at netflix.com to access a wide variety of shows, and before you know it you’ll be hooked on something for your daily lunch hour entertainment!
This is a guest post by Amelia Harris. Amelia is a blogger and freelance writer with particular interest in home decorating and home comforts.