26/12/2018

LIFESTYLE | The Perfect Cosy Home Day


Let's hibernate for a day or two.

I think we should take the time for cosy home days all year around, but as winter comes and the weather outside is dreadful, we have even more reasons to stay home and cosy up. Every week, I make sure to spend one day focussing on self-care, relaxing time and doing all the home things that make me feel warm and happy. I've become a bit of a pro at this, so I thought about sharing all the little things you can do for a perfect winter home day...

GIVE YOURSELF GOALS
Even though you are having a relaxing home day, it can be easy to set yourself back and fall into a spiral of procrastination, endless scrolling of your phone, and mindlessly lose your time. Self-care has to be thought through, in my opinion, to really have a positive effect on you. As you start off your day, give yourself a short list of goals to accomplish. It can by anything from catching up on a TV show to finish reading a book, or baking something. Write it down at the start of the day, tick it off, and you will practice mindful self-care. Know what you are doing for yourself and how it helps you feel good. 

WEAR YOUR COMFIEST CLOTHES
For me, being at home always, always means wearing comfortable clothes. Most of the time, during home days, you'll find me in my cosiest pyjamas and fluffy socks. You can also decide to wear proper clothes of course, and in that case comfy oversized jumpers and leggings are your best ally! I find that wearing soft, comforting materials sets me in a cosy mood much more than if I wear thicker materials like denim or items like dresses and skirts. 


Primark has the most wonderful range of home clothes, slippers, socks and pyjamas, especially towards the end of the year.There's nothing like spending a day in your pyjamas to feel like you're really getting some good, well-deserved rest!

A HOT DRINK & A TREAT
Are you more team tea or team coffee? Or maybe you're a hot chocolate kind of person? Whenever I have a home day, I inevitably have a mug of hot coffee and almond milk in the afternoon, with a little snack - a French pastry, toast, or, around Christmas time, a chocolate or two.
Treating yourself to a little sugary snack is the perfect pick-me-up to make the day even more special. I like to do this while I'm watching a film or a video on YouTube, often after I've got some work stuff done (because yes, there's always the temptation to do some work even on an off-day...) 


Get out your cutest mug, buy your favourite ever snack, and turn it into a relaxing moment. Put some music in the background, and you could even feel like you're at your favourite coffee shop... Without the expensive coffee and the chatter around you. You can refocus and do something you enjoy while getting your energy levels up - especially if like me, you like having lighter lunches at home.

STIMULATE YOUR BRAIN
I don't think a day at home should mean snoozing all day and taking random naps. It should be a time for stimulating your mind in ways that are different from what you do during your usual work week. It's your time to practice your favourite hobbies. Reading, knitting, working out, drawing, the possibilities are infinite. Who said staying at home is boring!
Recently I got myself a Netflix subscription, because Making a Murderer part 2 is out, and I could not resist as I was fascinated by the first part of the documentary. And if you've watched it, you will know that this is a hell of a lot of brain stimulation! The detective in me has awakened again. I need a Sherlock hat ASAP.

PRACTICE GRATITUDE
When I spend some chill days at home, I always remember that not everybody has this chance. Some people work shifts, some people work weekends, and in the past I have had days when I felt guilty for taking a day just for myself. Guilty for not working for a few hours, guilty for not being outside enjoying the weather and other people's company... But ultimately we should try to make time for ourselves. There's no better time to reflect on your life and on what you have, than when you're on your own, in a peaceful and familiar environment. Realise how lucky you are to be able to watch Netflix a whole afternoon if you want to, to be able to eat these treats, and have these hobbies that make you happy and fulfilled. Those cosy home days are not lazy days, they can also be work on your inner self. And this can only make you feel good and content.

What are your must-do things on a cosy home day?
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10 comments:

  1. This has been my day today! I haven't moved from my PJs in my livingroom! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. The best way to spend time after Christmas! xx

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  2. Aw my goodness, this post has me feeling all kinds of cosy and warm! I absolutely love your set up with the pastry and Bronte novel mmmm, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and the holidays are treating you well! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! I always love seeing you around on my blog. I hope you had a great time as well! xx

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  3. All the cosy vibes!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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    Ellie xx

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  4. Yes yes! This is basically how i live my life the week between Christmas and New Years haha! I really do need to add practicing gratitude though. What a great idea!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed Deborah! Definitely something to think about between goals and resolutions - remembering that we really are quite lucky! xx

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  5. Very interesting post, all the cozy vibes dear.

    Wishing you a very happy New Year <3
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