Summer is slowly coming to an end, which for most of you is a sad thing, but for me on the other hand; i am totally okay with this.
If you know me, you will know i LOVE Autumn/Winter. The cosy evenings in, the crisp, colourful leaves and the Starbucks toffee nut lattes- BRING. IT. ON.
Since i recently read ‘The little book of Hygge’ I thought i’d share my favourite things to do when i’m needing a little ‘me time’ and want more hygge in my life.
First things first, I am a strong believer in the saying ‘Tidy room, tidy mind’.
I cannot begin to even think about unwinding until the space around me is tidy. When i get ready in the mornings i tend to make a bit of a mess, so of an evening when i get home i have a super quick tidy. Only when this is done will i begin to feel more relaxed and ready to chill.
Planning & lists
Another thing i like to do (usually on a sunday evening) is plan out my week in my planner. This helps me to feel more organised and thus, more ready to face the week. I plan out what blog posts i need to write, what photos need to be taken and edited and any other bits and pieces that is going on throughout that week.
Now for the more relaxing part, and yep, you guessed it…
An absolute must for me. I pretty much have candles lit every single evening after i come home from work. They’re super cosy and make me feel instantly more content and relaxed.
At the moment i am obsessed with two scents from Village candle Company.
The first is a Coffee bean candle, which (obviously) i can’t get enough of! It’s the most beautiful earthy smell of freshly brewed coffee that will leave your whole house smelling good enough to eat.. well, drink.
The second is the Cosy home candle, which honestly just smells like Christmas. (whats not to love!?) a fragrance of cinnamon, clove and tea is a perfect combination for a snuggly night in front of the tele. ooo and did i mention that these candles have a dual wick and can burn for up to 170 hours! (That’s A LOT of cosy time)
I am such a sucker for a hot bubble bath, especially in the colder months. I like discovering and trying new bath/shower products, and i think this is why i love baths etc so much, because i usually have an endless supply of goodies to try out!
My go to bath product is Brightside bubble bar from Lush. It’s scent is heavenly, not to mention the masses of light, soft bubbles it creates. I am also really digging Zoella’s new range – Jelly and Gelato.
So recently i have re-discovered matching pyjamas sets. I usually just throw on a T-shirt for bed, but after i bought a gorgeous pink set from ASOS, i’m now loving getting into them. I suppose its sort of the same feeling as when you wear matching underwear, you kind of feel like you’ve got your shit together.
Films, books and magazines.
I love nothing more than switching off from the world and entering an entirely new one. Wither that be getting lost in a good book, flicking through your favourite magazine, or simply watching a film, there is no better feeling than getting out the bath, changing into clean pjs, lighting a few candles and snuggling up to watch a film or read a book.
I don’t know what it is but holding a hot mug in my hands, but it makes me feel instantaneously more cosy and at peace. I have discovered a new found love of calming camomile tea and would recommend giving this a go as a night cap.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.
What are your favourite ways to unwind?
* Some of the items in this post were gifted to me – all my thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.