Everyone knows that it’s more than nice to relax with your family and not have to think about work during the holiday season, but, no matter how pleasant this time is, the fact is that the majority of today’s population has only a couple of weeks a year that they can fully dedicate to themselves and focus on their own body and soul. With this tempo of work, it’s more than hard to find time to relax and not to feel under a lot of stress almost constantly.

And this is what leads to health problems, mental issues and other threats to all aspects of everyday life. That’s why it’s important to know how to de-stress and add some positive energy into your life. Here are a couple of hints on why that’s important and how it can be achieved.

The Problems

It’s not even necessary to point out how much time a modern person spends at work, how many things have to be done during the day and how many items must be crossed off the to-do list. Therefore, with an abundance of work, it’s literally impossible to avoid feeling under pressure and under stress all the time. Additionally, if you have an unsteady job, fear is a big problem as well. If you don’t de-stress, you can experience psychophysical issues and the negative effect of overstressing can seriously harm your life.

How can the amount of daily and accumulated stress be reduced and what are the most commonly suggested solutions?

The Wrong Solutions

A trip to an exotic location, a few days off work or an entire weekend when you focus solely on yourself sound good, but are not as sustainable and manageable as they seem. For example, even if you go on a vacation to a foreign country, it almost exclusively comes down to sightseeing and visiting famous locations, with a minimum of relaxation. Just imagine how much rest you can get in Rome or Paris with the Colosseum or the Louvre right around the corner – who would dare to choose sleep over history and art? Even if you go to an exotic location, you spend the most of your time swimming, diving, lying in the hot sun and taking care of your children instead of relaxing.

All of these solutions offer stress-free time, but do you actually get some rest or do you come back from your holiday more tired than before? And then you have to go back to work.

The Proper Solutions

In order to fully de-stress, you have to create a peaceful environment where you can relax your body and your mind at the same time.

Some of the most popular and effective methods are health retreats, a special kind of you-time where one can focus on calmness and taking care of one’s own inner self. With a unique combination of helpful physical activities in nature, special dieting regimes and complete purification on one side, and treatments like steam baths and massages on the other, you will feel better and completely relaxed after the end of the process.

Also, a lot of people like to organize their alone time at home. Taking the opportunity when there’s nobody around, they draw themselves a bubble bath, light a few candles and put on some relaxing music. Or they open up a bottle of wine and binge-watch their favorite TV shows – the point is not to think of work or anything stressful and do something you normally don’t have time for.

The Cure

Dedicating some time to yourself isn’t a luxury any more, but a simple must; if you don’t do this, your work will overpower your personal life and you won’t be productive and fulfilled in neither. Therefore, it’s more important to figure out what relaxes you the most, and then try doing it as often as you feel the need.