Friday 19 January 2018

Ways To Relax In The New Year

With a new year well underway now, sometimes you just need to unwind a little bit, and being in a relaxed mood is a great way to do this! So, here are some of the way I keep myself relaxed for the first few months of the year.

Admin Days
Choose a day each week to do 'life admin'. This can be such as budgeting, paying bills, doing house repairs, MOT for the car, running important errands. Setting aside a day each week to do this, means you can relax on the 'days off' and then spend just one day doing everything, so that you can do your own thing the rest of the week.

Power Nap!
Nothing is better than a 20-30 minute power nap. This will give you an extra boost of energy for the remainder of the day, meaning you'll be able to get more done. Just don't fall into a deep afternoon coma! There are some benefits to this, so give it a try.

Be Selfish
If you do not want to go to a party, event, date night, etc, then say no. You're allowed your own down time and to be lazy, and just do you. Forcing yourself to go out when you really do not want to, will make it less enjoyable, when you'd rather be at home in your PJs!

Like the admin day method, set aside one day a week to do a big clean of the house - OR, do one area each day, so it's not a long winded clean. I prefer to do it all in one go over the course of a couple of hours. Once it's clean, I know I've not got to go Dettol mad until the following week, thus leaving me to do what I want.

'Treat Yo Self' Days
Go shopping, see a movie, hot bubble bath, get your hair done, bake a cake, see your friends and family. Have a day or few hours to have time to yourself. Just a few hours of pampering does me a world of good, and I feel so much happier the rest of the day.

Movie Marathon / Netflix & food binge!
Pick a set of films and do a marathon of a TV show or set of movies. You can watch all the Marvel movies in chronological order, watch the Hobbit/LOTR trilogies, Harry Potter saga, Star Trek movies, RuPaul's Drag Race season 2-9, binge both seasons of The Crown, or even a few rounds on Wonga games can help you get away from “normal life” which can be more than overwhelming. Just go wild and enjoy yourself and do what you want to recharge those batteries without feeling the need to get out. This can be endless and be a whole day event. Just get cosy and have some healthy or junk snacks on hand.

Hope you liked these ideas! What do you get up to for your duvet days? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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  1. I need to do some life admin! I have next week off so time to get sorted.

    Corinne x

    1. My week off is at the end of this month, and I'm ready to just lay in bed all week! haha xx

  2. All great ideas! I'd add getting lost in a good book to the list ;) x x

    1. I need to read some more books this year - can a magazine count?!?! xx

  3. These are all good ideas - I need to learn how to say "no" to events I really don't want to go to!

    Becca xo

    1. I've become somewhat of a pro at not going to events in the last year - Duvet days FTW! xx


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