Depression is a serious mental health condition that requires treatment. Depression should never go untreated. Outside of medications and counseling, there are things you can do to relax and put yourself in a better state of mind.
A few of these activities can include, changing your current diet to a healthier food plan, exercising on a regular basis, making sure you are getting enough sleep, seeking support with support groups, learning new relaxation techniques, and taking bubble baths. The last activity mentioned can be the best overall concerning your mood and outlook. Bubble baths are a proven method to easing stress and tension.
This may sound like a simple solution, and it is fairly easy to just slip into a bubble bath to relax and wash away the tension of the day. However, if you are going to seriously use bubble baths in your pursuit to help fight depression; you will need to keep a few things in mind.
Besides the positive action of taking time away from the stresses of daily life, you are taking the time to relax and cleanse not only your body, but also your mind.
A bubble bath is very different from a shower in that the time spent stretched out and submerged in hot sudsy water, has a different effect on your mind set than a quick shower just to clean your body.
The idea is to eliminate stress. It is a good idea to plan a bubble bath at least two times a week if not more. This may sound like an easy task, and truly it is, however the scents and type of bubble bath soap you choose, can make a difference in your outlook and how relaxed you feel after your bubble bath.
Before you slip into a hot tub of sudsy bubbles, prepare your surroundings. To set the prefect mood, light candles, dim the lights as much as possible, and turn on a soft strain of music that will encourage you to close your eyes and focus your attention on the beautiful setting that you have created.
This also means that you should turn off your cell phone and retreat from the world for at least twenty to thirty minutes since your time spent in a bubble bath should be uninterrupted.
Tranquility is the key to a soothing and calming bubble bath. The scent you choose to lounge in will also help to ease your stress and peacefully tantalize your senses. Try such soft scents as chamomile, rosemary mint, roses, and lavender.
If you do not want to invest in expensive bubble bath soap, then you can use an old familiar brand and add scented oils to help induce the relaxation technique. Fragrances will play a key role in helping you relax the most.
Once you sink down beneath the warm water you will start to feel your muscles relax and your depression will start to fade. Take in a long smooth breath and exhale slowly to breathe in the comforting scents that are also soothing your body.
Let your mind wander in the serenity of the moment and promise yourself that you will give yourself the time to enjoy a bubble bath as often as possible. Bubble baths are a positive method for improving depression.