Out of the 24 hours that we are allotted each day, how much of that time do you spend being good to yourself? Upon waking up and the moment your feet hit the floor, most of us take off running to start our day and the many tasks that await. Although most us of have so many things to do, it is extremely wise to spend some portion of the day taking time for yourself. Taking the time to focus on the simplest things can bring so much clarity and relaxation. It also does not require a lot of money and time to treating yourself with care.
Attention is what every cell in our body is craving, so give it as often as you can.The next time you are preparing to soak in the tub or take a shower, turn out the lights and rely on candles instead. By combining the known stress-relieving activity of soothing yourself with warm water with calming candlelight, you give yourself a double dose of relaxation. Incorporating candles in a relaxation ritual has amazing effects on your total well being. There’s a reason candles are integral to religious and spiritual ceremonies the world over—the flame’s soft illumination touches the soul. The calming effect of candlelight can be a simple yet sacred tool to help reduce stress and increase self-awareness. Bring the tranquil and restorative light of candles into your daily life.
It’s a candle’s flame that helps to soothe our soul – reducing stress and increasing self-awareness. The soft illumination helps us to calm down and even achieve a meditative state. But how does a candle flame help to calm us down and relax our minds? The low light that comes from a candle is captured by your sight and sent straight to your brain for processing. Because of our associations with candlelight, the body begins to relax – helping how we feel emotionally and physically. Some of the added perks of candles brings forth feeling more relaxed and more energy, better sleep, enhanced immunity, less pain and a more pleasant personality.