From cozy clothes to soft tunes, here’s our recipe for the perfect evening after a busy day.
A long day can leave you feeling mentally and physically exhausted. While everyone has their own way of decompressing, here are a few pampering essentials you need for a relaxing night at home.
Grab a hot drink, get comfortable, and read on!
A Warm Cup of Tea
There’s something so comforting about a perfectly steeped mug of tea. It can help you feel calm and safe, and some teas even contain botanicals that can energize, relax, and soothe you.
Even if you’re not a huge tea enthusiast, there are many different tea varieties to explore and enjoy. If blends like chamomile are too “herbal” for you, consider decaffeinated black tea. Want something light and sweet? Opt for a fruit tisane. Whatever your preferences may be, cozying up with a nice cup is sure to leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed.
A Good Book
Books take us anywhere we want to go, and if you are anxious to escape life’s daily demands and stresses, a good book might be the answer. Read a few chapters before bed, or let yourself read until you fall asleep as part of your evening routine.
Reading is a good break from the hustle and bustle, allowing your mind and body to wind down in time for bed. Just remember to put it down so you can still get a good night’s rest!
A Warm Blanket
A warm blanket is like a comforting hug. Sherpa, fleece, and flannel blankets can be particularly relaxing. If you don’t already have a cozy blanket on hand, this is a sign to go out and purchase one for your home! Wrap yourself up, and see how fast you fall asleep.
A Chill Playlist
Music has a way of taking our minds off our worries. Put on some classical music, soft jazz, or any other genre you like. Turn the volume down low so it’s playing as light background noise. You can enjoy the music on its own or listen to it while you do other things to unwind.
A Hot Bath
Few things are as wonderful as a nice hot bath. This may be the first thing you do when you get home and are ready to settle in for your night of pampering. To make the bath even more soothing, turn off all the lights, light a few candles, and add some essential oils or bath salts with a calming and relaxing scent.
Unlike your daily shower or bath, where you are usually trying to get in and out quickly, plan to take some time with this one. Soak, rest, and enjoy the moment. Not only that, but the combination of warm water and soothing oils can help ease sore muscles and calm your nerves.
A Comfy Outfit
Whether your idea of relaxation is lying in bed and watching TV until you fall asleep, knitting, or sipping wine while doing a crossword, you’ll want to be comfortable. A pair of soft pajamas or a cozy set of loungewear or lingerie to make you feel sexy can make for a perfect evening chilling at home.
Life can be stressful, and sometimes those stresses make it hard to unwind—even when you’re home and away from what’s weighing on your mind. If you require a relaxing evening, think about the things you enjoy the most and find a way to incorporate them into your plans. Add a nice cup of tea, put on some soft music, and pamper yourself!