New Year's Resolutions to Help You Relax and Reduce Stress
Stress is a part of daily life. You may not be able to control your circumstances, but did you know you can better equip your body to deal with stress? If you’re ready to worry less this year, read on for some great suggestions on how you can take on stress and win.
Engage in Routine Hydrotherapy Sessions
If minimal effort with maximum results sounds good to you, look no further than your hot tub. A daily dose of hydrotherapy can do wonders for your mental and physical health. Physically, the jet massage can relieve tension, soothe sore muscles and ease stress headaches. The heat of the water helps your mental wellbeing by stimulating your body’s production of a feel-good chemical in the brain known as endorphins.
Exercise does not need to be time consuming and hard. In fact, the key to keeping your New Year’s resolution to improve your fitness level is by choosing activities that you can stick with. In other words, don’t sign up for a gym membership or a year’s worth of spin classes unless you’ll actually enjoy the experience. Exercise should be fun, so look for activities that you like. No matter what type of exercise you choose, try to fit in a minimum of three half-hour sessions each week to truly reap the benefits. When you make a commitment to being more active, you’ll be stronger both physically and mentally — and that means you’re also better prepared to handle stress.
Did you know that you can exercise in a hot tub? That’s right, and not only that, but the warm water inside the spa can actually help to create a more low-impact workout. The buoyancy of the water lifts pressure from your muscles and joints, creating a more comfortable workout, especially for those recovering from an injury or suffering from physical pain or discomfort.
If you’re trudging through each day feeling tired and sluggish, it can be much harder to deal with issues that arise. If you want to be mentally prepared to battle stress, consider making sleep a priority in 2020. Adequate sleep enables your brain to recharge and your body to recover from the rigours of the day. Although everyone is different, the average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep per night to be fully rested. To ensure you are getting your best sleep at night, turn off all screens an hour before bedtime. Make sure your room is cool and dark and devoid of distractions such as incoming texts. You may even want to include both hydrotherapy and aromatherapy in your nightly routine with help from your hot tub.
When you sleep well, you not only have increased energy and focus, but the ability to deal with stress more effectively.
Enjoy Self Care
Taking time out for yourself is not always easy, especially if you have a hectic schedule. But learning to schedule regular “me time” can help you to better deal with stress. Whether you treat yourself to a monthly massage, daily hot tub session, join a book club or sign up for a cooking class, setting aside time for yourself is essential to good mental health. It also means not depriving yourself of the occasional treat like a day at the spa or a mini vacation on the weekend. When you take time out to take care of yourself, you’re better equipped to deal with life’s stresses.
If you’re ready to give stress the boot, our staff at Swim World in Chelan can help. As the provider of the best hot tubs and spa accessories in Washington, we are your one-stop-shop for all of your spa’s needs. Contact us at 509-682-3431 or visit us at our Woodin Avenue showroom for more information about our hot tub covers and hot tub parts.