Parenting and the Importance of Self Care

Have you ever wondered why the airlines tell you that in case of an emergency you’re to put on your oxygen mask first and then help others? It’s because if you run out of oxygen you’re unable to help anyone else. Simply put, you can’t help others if you don’t help yourself first. Often times, helping ourselves is put to the wayside. Especially if you’re a parent. Today’s parents are the kings and queens of multi-tasking. From working to grocery shopping to driving to and from extracurricular activities to homework and more, there’s hardly time to take a breath.

While it’s not easy to do, be it time constraints, budgeting, or even feelings of guilt, self-care is such an important part of being the best possible parent you can be. For the last several months, we’ve all been pushed into a new normal. Quarantine, working from home, virtual schooling for the kids. Over time, the balancing of everything can take a toll, causing unnecessary stress and exhaustion, even unbalanced mental health. 

But what if you started to take time for yourself and invest in a long-term solution where everyone could ultimately benefit? Incorporating a hot tub or sauna into your home life will bring an abundance of wellness benefits into your life, not only giving you the oxygen you need to sustain yourself, but also that which is necessary to help others. 

Will a 10-Minute Soak in a Hot Tub Help Your Wellbeing?

The short answer is yes. Ongoing research continues to show that immersing yourself in warm water for 10- to 20-minute time periods has a similar effect on your nervous system as meditation would. Some of these effects include:

  • Reduction in stress levels
  • Promotion of self-reflection and improved emotional balance
  • Reduction in anxiety

Because of the relaxing effects of soaking in a hot tub, a number of other positive benefits follow suit, including improved quality and duration of sleep, better self-confidence, and an improved overall sense of personal well-being. By immersing yourself into 100-degree water, you’re giving your body a chance to fall into a deeply relaxed state.

Stress is known to wreak havoc on the human body and your mood. It affects your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which can ultimately translate into your role as a parent. It may be time to think about how you, and everyone else in the family, will benefit from incorporating a hot tub in your daily or nightly routine. 

If you’re still looking for stress relief but aren’t wanting to make a commitment to a hot tub, have you thought about a sauna? Saunas also provide an excellent reprieve from stress and give your body and mind the break it deserves.

Saunas & Stress Relief

When it comes to your mental health and wellbeing, a sauna bath is an effective means of calming yourself and reducing that extra noise. Sitting by yourself for 20 minutes a day in a sauna gives you a quiet and calm atmosphere to de-stress your body and mind. Not to mention sweating in a dry infrared sauna or a steamy traditional sauna promotes a night of deeper sleep, cleanses the skin, and flushes out toxins, all of which play into heightened stress. 

Busy parents deserve the ability to disconnect and recharge. While a sauna is a perfect place to begin or end your day on your own, it can also be a place where family and friends can spend quality time together. However you are looking to decompress, consider all of the ways you’ll benefit by incorporating a sauna soak into your daily routine. 

Your Lebanon Hot Tub & Sauna Dealer

Being a parent is one of the most demanding, yet important, jobs you’ll ever have, and we want you to treat yourself in a Hot Spring spa or helo Sauna. If you’re looking for ways to make the lifestyle changes necessary to focus a bit more on your own self-care, give your hot tub and sauna experts at our Lebanon or Franklin locations at Hot Spring Spas of Music City or our Crossville location at Hot Spring Spas of the Upper Cumberland a call today.

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About Hot Springs of Music City

With 3 locations in Crossville, Franklin, and Lebanon, our mission is to provide Middle Tennessee with the best name hot tubs, swim spas, and saunas. We carry the entire line of HotSpring® and Freeflow® spas and accessories, Endless Pools®, Helo® saunas, Covana® covers, HotSpring®, SpaGuard®, and Silk Balance water care products. 

We back up our product with expertise and a get-it-done-right-the-first-time water care and maintenance service. We don’t sell pools or multiple brands of hot tubs and saunas. We feel it’s important to focus on selling the best, not everything.

The staff at HotSpring Spas of Music City has two things to focus on: quality product and top-notch service. We believe that a business cannot succeed without a focus on both. That’s why we strive to keep customers happy over the long haul. If you’re interested in improving your health and wellness with a new hot tub, swim spa, or sauna, contact us today.