Guest post by Hubert Dwight
If you often spend sleepless nights rehashing the events of the day or worrying about your future, relaxation techniques could assist you get the sleep you require.
Learning to shut the mind to all of the day’s stresses can allow both your mind as well as your body to rest and recharge.
Good relaxation techniques can help combat stress during the daytime so it does not keep you awake during the night.
I often find sitting out on a patio,. or verandah when you can be away from the TV news and other distractions is an aid to relaxing
With this in mind, here are some suggestions on how you can relax on your patio at night.
Reading is a great way you can use to leave all the thoughts of the day behind you. and enter a different world.
While relaxing on your patio at night, it’s ideal that you choose something light and enjoy it in peace.
Reading however will only work if you are among those people who enjoy reading.
Listening to Soft Music
If you’re not into reading, listening to soft music is another excellent strategy of passing time while you’re relaxing at your patio at night. Soft and relaxing music will relax your mind as well as your body. Choose soft music with no lyrics and songs that have a regular slow rhythm.
The reason for this is that song lyrics can easily stick in your mind and hence keep you awake longer that you usually stay up. Also, you can choose the sounds of nature to help you relax at your patio at night.
Taking Deep Breaths and Thinking of Good Things
While relaxing at your patio, take a few deep breaths. Taking a few slow deep breaths will assist you in releasing stress in your body.
When a person is stressed, he or she often tends to breathe in short, rapid breaths.
Getting into this habit can sort out your breathing and easily return you to a calm of state.
Thinking of good things while relaxing is also a sure way that you can use to lower your immediate stress.
For instance, you can think of how happy it is to be loved by your family or even about a great vacation you went with your friends or loved ones.
Do a little light gardening
If you have pot plants on your patio, a little evening gardening could be a great way to relax.
Simply pruning a bonsai tree or tending to your potted plants will certainly help distract you from your problems and most people find watching things grow is a good way to generate positive thoughts.
Making Sure You Are Comfortable
Of course it’s essential that you have a comfortable warm patio to relax on, otherwise the chill may way see you heading back indoors, away from your sanctuary on your patio.
Having comfortable patio furniture, with a table for nibbles and drinks is good.
Some screening to keep cold winds away is also worthwhile
There are plenty of heating options out there that can help to make your patio a haven for relaxation.
Whether you choose an outdoor heater powered by gas or electric, make it an energy efficient one to avoid having bills so high that you’ll be more stressed out than ever.