Making the Most of Homebound Relaxation

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Making the Most of Homebound Relaxation

The modern world moves quickly, and getting sucked into the vortex of work, social obligations, and daily chores is simple. But there’s also an unmatched satisfaction in slowing down, taking a deep breath, and unwinding inside the walls of one’s house, as many are finding out.

Whether it’s out of need or on purpose, making the most of your downtime at home can not only lower stress but also improve your general well-being.

The allure of culinary comforts

There aren’t many things that can match the enchantment of a warm drink in hand when it comes to at-home relaxing. It can be calming and grounding to prepare and enjoy a beverage ritualistically. This is demonstrated by the increase in popularity of beverages like turmeric latte mix. A relaxing beverage made with turmeric, which has potential anti-inflammatory effects, and the creaminess of milk or a milk replacement is ideal for quiet thought or perhaps reading a good book.

Crafting a personal oasis

No matter the size of the house, every home has the ability to include a personal oasis—a designated area or corner for relaxing and recharging. This does not necessarily imply that you require an expensive home spa. It may be anything as straightforward as a relaxing reading nook with plush pillows, a chair by the window, or even an outside area lit up with fairy lights. The secret is to make this area uniquely yours by furnishing it with things that make you happy and calm.

Digital detox

It’s tempting to bring your gadgets everywhere in the age of technology, even to your quiet spot. While some people may find comfort in a relaxing Spotify playlist or a good Netflix binge, periodically engaging in a digital detox can improve your level of relaxation. The concept is straightforward: turn off your screens for a while, even if it’s just for an hour, and give yourself permission to be in the present without being distracted by notifications or the continual buzz of digital discourse.

Engaging the senses

Relaxing at home involves more than just what you see or don’t see (like on displays). It involves using all of your senses. To infuse your home with calming scents, light some scented candles or use a diffuser with essential oils. To relax your hearing, listen to relaxing music or nature noises. Touch is as important; invest in plush blankets, dress comfortably, and consider giving DIY massages or self-care routines a try.

Active relaxation

Contrary to common belief, unwinding doesn’t usually imply quiet. Yoga, tai chi, or at-home stretching are examples of active relaxation techniques that can help reduce stress and tension. They improve posture, ease tense muscles, and soothe the mind.


The ability to unwind at home is a deeply individualized and ever-evolving skill. Our need for comfort and renewal fluctuates as we negotiate the highs and lows of life. We enable ourselves to access a reservoir of tranquility and contentment by embracing culinary delights, creating personal spaces, engaging in digital detoxes, activating our senses, and even indulging in active relaxation. You may even try a supplement for stress relief.

The house is a sanctuary for the soul, not just a place to live in.

About the Author

Jared Levenson is a former binge eating wrestler turned Zen Buddhist Monk, Internal Family Systems counselor and nutrition wellness coach. He's helped hundreds of people through universal meal principles and internal family systems to make peace with food, stop binge eating, and find true health and wholeness.


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