So recently I’ve discovered the recipe to my perfect relaxation night for stressful days or when I’m in the mood to pamper myself!
Step 1 (optional): Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea & grab yourself a magazine or book!
I prefer iced coffee, especially during summer months. My current favorites have been the Starbucks Discoveries in caramel macchiato and caffe mocha! They’re sold in-stores and I tend to take an 8oz. glass and fill it 50/50 with the iced coffee and milk.
Step 2: Draw yourself a bath!
This is the core step for a relaxing evening! Baths are my favorite destresser especially when coupled with Lush’sTisty Tosty bath bomb! If you’re fortunate enough to live near a Lush store, or order their products online, I definitely recommend this bath bomb for any occasion! It’s scent is delicious, and best of all, once it’s completely dissolved a handful of tiny roses/rose petals float amongst the tub! That just adds to the relaxation!
Step 3: Put on a face & hair mask!
Before you settle in the tub, put on a face and hair mask to cleanse and hydrate! When you’re finished with your bath rinse off both masks and you’ll find yourself fresh and renewed!
Step 4: Air-dry!
This step may seem subtle, but there’s something calming about not immediately getting dressed after a bath that cannot be explained! Try it!
Step 5: Put on comfy pajamas!
I recommend baggy pajama/sweat pants and a hoodie! And if you’re lucky enough to have a significant other, go for their hoodie - they’re always more comfortable than your own hoodies for some reason!
Step 6: Grab yourself a delicious dessert!
What is more relaxing than food? Nothing, that’s what.
Step 7: Put on a favorite movie or t.v. show!
Clueless is probably my favorite movie to rewatch, along with The Perks of Being A Wallflower, The Fault in Our Stars, Mean Girls, etc.!
Step 8: Sleep!
A proper amount of sleep is not only healthy, but a key component of living a happy life! The amount of sleep you get directly reflects the type of day you’ll have!
Obviously, what works for me may not work for everyone! You could also include listening to music, painting your nails, sipping red wine, etc.! It’s important for everyone to take the time to relax & de-stress themselves every once in a while!