As the cold weather turns the leaves into warm shades of red and orange, it instinctively makes many of us want to curl up and hibernate for the winter. Therefore, autumn is a great time to prioritise relaxation and finding peace-of-mind. If you struggle to unwind, or are just looking for way to soothe your brain as it gets frosty outdoors, here are some great ways to chill out this autumn.
If you have small children running about the house, and the idea of a naked flame makes your wince as a result, then this provides a great alternative. After all, there’s nothing more relaxing than a pleasant scent flooding a room that you’re currently trying to relax in. These machinesrelease scent through moisture droplets, rather than relying on melting a candle to release the scent of the essential oils.
Lavender oil may have the reputation of being a bit ‘old wive’s tale,’ but it is one of the few essential oils that has been found to have genuine relaxation benefits. You might want to try using it in your vaporiser, or alliteratively you can dab it onto a handkerchief. If you want the smell to send you off to sleep at night, simply add a few drops to your pillow, and you might be surprised by just how effective it is.
Many modern methods of relaxing include the likes of taking up vaping. With the added benefit of it coming in a variety of flavours, setting some time aside to sit with your E-cig to vape can be a great way to relax this autumn. Manufacturers such as ultimatejuice.co.uk produce a variety of mods, so you will inevitably find a battery that is right for your vape. Best of all, you don’t even have to go outside; you can do it in the comfort of your own living room if you wanted.
Sometimes it really is as simple as having a hot mug of tea in your hands. Many people try to cut back on the booze before the festive period, and so it’s understandable that people will reach for alternatives. Brews such as chamomile tea are often associated with relaxation and bedtime, and they might be just the right concoction to get you off to sleep at night. Here are some caffeine-free herbal teas which are perfect for the colder months:
- Lavender tea
- Peppermint tea
- Apple and cinnamon
- Red Bush
With herbal teas that contain citrus elements, such as lemon and ginger, you might even want to make your own Hot Toddy. Adding a lemon wedge studded with cloves and a roll of cinnamon bark makes for a mug of tea that was destined for autumnal comfort.
It won’t be long before it’s time to say goodbye to the emergency bottles of sun cream and put the beach towels to the back of the cupboard. Using autumn as a time to get cosy and relax is one of the best ways to spend this chilly period.