Why It’s Important To Take Time to Relax
When was the last time you took a moment that was purely for yourself? Most of say we should take time for ourselves, but struggle to actually make this dream a reality. With so many activities and opportunities on the Gold Coast, it’s not surprising that the majority of Australians feel stressed much of the time.
General emotional stress can have devastating effects on us over time. Not only does it affect the way we think and interact with others, often making us unfocused and difficult to be around, but stress has lasting physical repercussions as well.
Health Problems Related to Stress
Stressful situations once in a while generally do not leave much of a mark. However, when we become stressed in our everyday lives to the point that we forget what it’s like to be relaxed, this can have some serious repercussions. It can exacerbate any existing health condition, or can cause issues such as obesity, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems, headaches and migraines, heart disease, and chronic depression or anxiety. Stress is also a known cause of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
For those who experience acute stress on a regular basis, it’s important to really evaluate the costs and benefits of your current lifestyle.
Maintaining a More Balanced Lifestyle
So how do you actually manage a stressful life? It’s important to create balance in your life — between work and home, between family and time to yourself, between relaxation and energy-consuming activities. If your life is out of balance, it’s not something that will be fixed in a day. However, it’s important to take small steps in improving your lifestyle until you feel less stressed.
Taking Time For Yourself
It’s crucial to take time out of your day for yourself. You’re looking out for you more than anyone else, so if you don’t design your schedule to include personal time for yourself, who will?
No matter how hard we try, we cannot make extra time in a day. Instead, we have to manage our time and energy to keep ourselves healthy and happy.
If you’re on the Gold Coast, take some time for yourself by indulging in a traditional Hammam treatment. Lella Hammam Spa is the only Moroccan bath house on the Gold Coast and uses treatments that have been helping busy people relax for centuries.
Indulge in a Hammam package, which includes transitioning from a steam room to a hot stone, being deeply exfoliated and bathed, and then energising the skin and muscles with massages and Argan oil rubs. With Traditional, Royal, or Grand Hammam packages to choose from, you can fully relax with several options. Alternatively, try one of our Ayurveda Spice packages, which harness the power of traditional spices like sesame, poppy and saffron.
To take some personal time to rejuvenate your mind and body, give us a call. Lella Hammam Spa offers relaxing treatments that allow you the time and space you need for yourself. Book an appointment at our for-purpose facilities at 07 5679 5330.