What is the cost of relaxation?
Is relaxation only materialistic in nature? Should we not focus on actual relaxation of the mind and body? Give input on this unique perspective of what really relaxes us.
It's common for us to get tired from our routine life sometimes and seek various means of relaxation.
In olden days people used to relax by staying at home with family, enjoying tasty food at home, watching TV or going to the nearby park for picnic or movie theatre to watch a movie, visiting friends and relatives etc. But as time progressed the norms of relaxation have changed. Getting relaxed nowadays is synonymous with going out and spending money. Going for an expensive outing and staying in a 5-star resort, eating in high end restaurants, staying in an expensive resort even in the same city, enjoying spa treatments etc are all modern ways of relaxing.
This makes me wonder, what is the cost of relaxation? Do we need to spend lavishly really to feel relaxed? Can relaxation come free of cost or at least at low cost? Yes, of course.
I think relaxation is more related to the state of mind and body. If our body gets to rest and mind gets peace we get relaxed. It should not need the support of external factors. It happens that sometimes even outings do not make people feel relaxed as they may end up traveling more and exhaust themselves. On the other hand, sometimes simply staying at home, sleeping, talking leisurely to family members is enough to give relaxation. When people have a budget, they tend to spend money to search for relaxation but the same people when they are constrained on budget them search for cheaper means for relaxation.
So, relaxation comes for either free or at low cost but still, it is your choice if you want to pay heavily for it.