As someone who loves the Autumn and Winter months I find it the perfect time to de-stress and relax. It's important to take some time away from life's many stresses and one of my favorite things to do during the Winter half of the year is to have a cozy night in. I love the fact that staying curled up on the bed all day reading books and watching films counts as a Winter activity. (It does count, right? If not, it should).
As you may or may not know, one of my favorite things to do is to read. Sometimes, when life catches up with you there's nothing better than losing yourself in a fictional universe and let your worries melt away. I'm currently reading a book by Jenny Eclair called Moving. It's about an elderly woman who lives in a big house in London and one day decides sell her home. Whilst entering rooms she hasn't set foot in for years, packing up her home you get to learn about her past and her family. I'm about half way through the book and so far I'm really enjoying it.
When it comes to ultimate relaxation, there are several things I require. The first being a candle. I find that during the Winter half of the year lighting a candle instantly sets the mood and calms you down. And as I'm not the biggest fan of scented candles I tend to stick to unscented ones. The second thing is to wear something comfortable, in this case preferably pajamas. When I get home from work in the evenings I always change into pajama bottoms and a comfortable jumper. Being comfortable is a must. Which leads me onto the third thing on the list. Skincare. I really enjoy doing my skincare in the evenings, I see it as a nice little wind down from the day. Taking my makeup off is a way of telling myself that the day has come to and end. It's time to just relax and switch off.
What's your favorite way to relax and de-stress? ♥
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