I came into the new year with high hopes for major productivity and lots of goals, and then nothing turned out as planned. In reality, January so far has thrown me lots of curveballs and unexpected detours, and even though my winter “break” wasn’t all that long ago, I could really use some R and R.
I’m sure I’m not the only one… I think that after the holidays, everyone feels like they’re in a bit of a slump, or a rut, and could use some time to themselves and to take some time to get back into the swing of things. So I’m sharing some of my favorite things to do when I want to relax.
Seriously, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate a warm, fuzzy throw. I have way more throws than places to actually “throw” them. But there’s no relaxing for me without being wrapped in soft, cozy warmth. This blanket seems like it would do just the trick.
A Good Book
Getting lost in a good book is the ultimate relaxation to me. It’s perfect for when you don’t have anywhere to be, and you can just fully immerse yourself into a story. This memoir by Julie Andrews is next up on my reading list.
Cup of Coffee
I know that people drink coffee to stay awake, and I am fully addicted to caffeine, but I also just love to sip at a cappuccino while I’m lounging around. These cute glass double-walled cups are perfect for that.
Maybe it’s just me, but doing a face mask just seems so pampering – and as an added bonus, your skin looks and feels better after you’ve taken the time for yourself. I tried this mask by Drunk Elephant at the end of last year, and was really impressed by how well it worked!
I’ll often have the TV on “in the background,” but I’m trying to get away from mindlessly watching. Listening to music is equally, if not more, relaxing, and you can either play the music in the background or go all out and have a personal karaoke show – whatever your prefer. I got an Echo Show 8 last year, and the speakers are pretty decent. I use it all the time as a speaker – I can even pair it with my phone to listen to my own music.
What’s your go-to R and R method?