Most of us believe that relaxation is best sought outside of the home throughout our lives. As a result, we spend months anticipating weeklong vacations, seldom fully appreciating the leisure time we are blessed with on a more regular basis. However, it is likely to reexperience the same utterly relaxed state you slip into while on holiday within your home’s walls. The feelings of serenity you enjoy during a vacation are a product of your outlook rather than your locale. You give yourself permission to enjoy yourself and unwind while on vacation. Granting yourself the same privilege while at home allows you to experience complete relaxation, even when surrounded by routine.
Our homes can be distracting places as most survival tasks are addressed there. Reviving the tranquility, you felt on holiday is as easy as creating an atmosphere that helps you relax. First, divest yourself of the notion that messes must be cleaned up immediately and reaffirm that relaxation is as vital as physical nourishment. Then, set the mood. Music that reminds you of a beloved vacation destination can put you in a vacation mindset. The exotic flavor of a tropical beverage or the spiciness of a favorite ethnic dish can transport you to a more restful mental space. Finally, put aside your projects and commit to doing what you consider truly pleasurable. Your responsibilities will wait as you put up your feet and revel in the peacefulness that comes from within.