In this competitive world, our days are filled with the numerous demands and pressures of meeting deadlines for both our professional and personal goals. Oftentimes, we find ourselves destructed with the hustle and bustle of our surroundings. These usually take a toll on us through feelings of fatigue and emotional distress. More often than not, it leads to un-productivity.
Our body is not a machine and our mind can only do hold so much at a time. Whether we like it or not, taking a step back once in a while is something that we should consider. The easiest way of getting away to avoid a breakdown is to find time to “go off the grid” and to create our own personal haven where we could charge up for the upcoming days ahead.
There’s no better place to do both but in our own bathroom! There’s so more into it than a place for personal hygiene. It could be a sanctuary in cleansing our mind and body together. All we need is a little bit of redesigning to put our bathroom to the next level. It’s like staging the perfect nook to achieve our perfect “Me Time”.
Here are some things to consider in personalizing our bathroom:
The bathroom fixtures should complement the theme. It should not only be easy on the eye but must come with convenience and durability as well. A freestanding bathtub is a smart choice to invest in since it is usually made of acrylic, a material known for being strong and lightweight. Keep in mind that a bathtub is the most essential piece needed in this project of creating our own oasis.
The bathroom theme must be carefully planned to ensure that it matches our personality, creating a real comfort zone. It can be playful, elegant or Zen. Whatever it is you fancy!
The decor shouldn’t be crowded or unflattering. Select simple, easy to clean items for decoration. These items should stimulate our brain at the same time be relaxing. Paint color is Benjamin Moore Sebring White 1492.
Now that we achieved a fresh, new look for our bathroom, let’s now focus on getting a revitalized mind and body through bathing. Immersing ourselves in a soaking tub after a long day’s work is everyone’s sweet escape. It is just right that we make our soaking experience a blissful one.
Here are some must tries:
Bathing like a king or queen may need us to use more than our ordinary bubble bath or soap. Certain vanity products are also available to help supplement our skin needs; there are bath salts, shower gels, body scrubs, and body oils to name a few. Some prefer the use of ancient body care like honey, milk and certain flower petals.
The scent should complement our mood, whether we need something to boost our creative juices, ease the feelings of sadness or to just simply relieve stress. There are a wide variety of scented candles or essential oils to choose from to help elevate the aroma in the room. It is also recommended to use the scents that match our favorite personal care products.
Finding inspiration is the best quality time we could give to ourselves. It could be drawn by enriching ourselves through reading a book; reflections from life’s experiences or just by simply clearing away distractions by letting our mind and body dwell with the calmness of our surroundings. Having mood music in the background may help. It not just establishes a mood of calmness and relaxation, but having good background music definitely takes us to a tranquil state where we can get inspiration. Classical music, instrumentals or acoustic music are some of the top picks for this.
An immediate result of serenity can easily be noticed during the process of quality bathing time for a perfect quality time for ourselves. Having a spa-like experience could benefit us in different ways:
A more rejuvenated feeling can be felt right after bathing. It leaves us with the feeling of healthier and younger looking skin. Also, a relief from muscle tensions and joint pains is evident depending on the type of bath we prefer, leading us to be invigorated for the next day.
Providing our mind to pause for a moment makes us to see things in a broader perspective, especially in time of distress and confusion. The aroma from the steam promotes the clarity of mind that we need to help us think more objectively.
Finding inspiration has paved the way for rediscovering ourselves. The process of bathing has allowed us to contemplate on our beliefs and uplift our spirituality.
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Aren’t these bathrooms stunning?! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them.
I am taking some time this afternoon to go for a walk at the beach with my kids and husband… I’m sure this will bring inspiration and peace to my mind and heart.
Find a moment to do something that makes you feel happy and healthy.
We’ll talk again tonight.
Luciane from HomeBunch.com
Sources: 1: Scout for the Home for Atlanta Homes Magazine. 2: Celtic Home Gallery. 3:Geoff Chick & Associates, 4: Verner Architects. 5: Blackband Design. 6: Evens Architects. 7: ZeroEnergy Design. 8: T. Duffy & Associates for Atlanta Homes Magazine. 9: The Design Atelier Inc for Atlanta Homes Magazine.