Tuesday, 29 January 2019

How to make a day off last longer

Girly lazy day ideas, how to spend your day off and make your day off last longer
Here are the perfect ingredients for the perfect lazy day and how to make your day off last longer. When you work so hard, a lazy day is the most beautiful feeling ever. This is written straight from the heart, I spend so much time crawling around the house on my hands and knees through tiredness, I can't describe the bliss when I get to spend a day at my own pace and take everything s l o w. Here are some chill out ideas and girly ways to spend your day off, how to make the relaxing last longer...

1. Day off-eve - use the coming down of the day to kick back and relax and enjoy freedom. By treating this as part of your day off, it gives you more time to enjoy it. You could spend the whole night in the bath, or sleep through the evening and stay up all night, spooning marshmallow fluff, no limits!
Girly lazy day ideas, how to spend your day off and make your day off last longer
2. Be spontaneous - when you shake up your routine and try something new, your brain pays more attention to the details and the way you process time changes, time seems to last longer. 6am hikes are definitely optional, I prefer to opt for lovely and gentle things like watching the sunrise, going for toasted waffles for brunch, randomly deciding to tidy a drawer, totally deviating from your normal chores, you could even organise a spontaneous sleepover or go to enjoy dinner and stay over at a loved ones house. Any little random or spontaneous thing, no matter how small, will inject a lot of fun. 

3. Have ice cream for breakfast - enjoy pure indulgence, with a healthy twist. Eat breakfast like a king and enjoy every spoonful. Add strawberries to ice cream, eat a beautiful fruit salad full of peaches, pineapple, raspberries, blueberries on waffles. Instead of taking things away and restricting yourself foods, add pretty things to your diet, try lovely combinations, listen to your body and what it wants. 

4. Make a guilt free mug cake - a cake in your favourite mug, a whole other reason to form a collection of cute ones in your cupboard. Here is all you need to do to make a healthy mug cake... 

5. Mindfulness, pay attention to the details - you don't even have to cross your legs! A great way to rest is just to let go and relax everything in your body - you can do this flopped back on your bed - give yourself time to digest everything in the week and once that's gone down, to pay attention to the details around you. Stretch and turn your attention to the feeling in every limb, each part of your body, take it s l o w. Stay there for as long as you need, this is a great opportunity to pay attention to the present moment. I like to cast my eyes around my room and look at all the things that bring me joy. 
Girly lazy day ideas, how to spend your day off and make your day off last longer
6. Feng Shui your home - I love to think it's like looking after, taking care of your home and get the healthy energies flowing. Plus it's a much more fun and spontaneous way to tackle chores, if you are focused on making the room feel better, you will hardly notice cleaning and tidying and feel a passion to embark on tasks you would normally put off, like randomly painting the radiators or ornaments.

7. Plant some vegetables - have some little plants to nurture, especially if they give you something lovely as a reward, like flowers for your home, or fruit or vegetables to nourish yourself with vitamins, or to gift to others in a little hamper. It's so satisfying and a lovely, gentle activity too.

8. Purchase some stickers - they are often affordable so you can get loads! - I often like to buy from small businesses, especially ones I find on instagram as they are so cute and unique. I don't even mind that I don't use them, I love collecting them to sort and look at and maybe the very odd one to go in the diary haha. It can be so therapeutic decorating your stationery, diary and notes with them.

9. Wax melts - even when I can't move there are things I can still enjoy and surround myself with. I can just breathe in the delicious smelling scents and that in itself is a huge blessing. 

10. Leave your expectations at the door - probably my favourite and most important tip, discard your expectations for a lazy day! If you didn't do a single one of these, that's awesome, that's the fun of it! Instagram paints a picture of the things we should have time for, the extravagant things we should be doing and making an effort for, when picture perfect setups often take a whole day to organise and put together just for that snap. I really think the little things possess so much joy, you don't need anything fancy, it's so much fun going makeup free and being a bit crazy, you really can't go wrong. 

11. Pet some puppies - why not fill your day off with cute animals? I am biased towards gerbils as usual, the little furry funny faces cheer me up and make me so happy just looking at them making their little nests haha. Pets at Home often have special petting days and hours, ours is on a Sunday.
Girly lazy day ideas, how to spend your day off and make your day off last longer
Never feel guilty for taking a lovely break, or for sleeping through it all. Listen to your body and take it from there. Sometimes you just need to binge watch telly and it feels amazing. And sleeping helps your body to repair itself, it is only through sleeping that proteins are created that are essential for the immune system. Banking some extra sleep will also help to see you through the busy week. Never doubt the benefits a lazy day has on your body, it does amazing things for us. The things we think of as not worthwhile or as wasting time are really so important, they can colour whole hours and days, they can do so much below the surface we don't even realise. How do you love to chill out? I'd love to know! 

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these lovely tips

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

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  2. What a great post! I love switching off from work as soon as I get home if I know I have a day off the next day. It's such a great feeling knowing you don't have to get up early. Making a better breakfast is such a great idea too. Gorgeous photos xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah! That's so kind, I'm so glad you liked it :D ♡

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  3. These ideas are all so fantastic. I love the idea of a day off eve (definitely going to try that) and letting go of expectations. I find when I actually do have a lazy day planned....there are all of these activities that I put on my to do list! Even on a lazy day! Definitely trying to work on that. Thanks for all of the inspiration!
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    1. Thank you so much Shannon, that is so kind! Haha enjoy an amazing lazy day! :D ♡

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  4. I love all of these tips - especially making the mug cake and having mindfulness

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  5. Love this post! Any way to prolong that day-off feeling is amazing in my books!

    xoxo
    Jess
    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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  6. I love a good day off, I sneak an odd one in here and there through the year!

    Danielle xx
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  7. My favourite tip is day off eve! I feel like sometimes in the evenings, we just stall for time until it's finally to go to bed, but we can really use that time in a rejuvenating way -- it's not about being productive all the time! Anyways, rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation are so important for the long-term so that you don't burn out. -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  8. Such lovely tips! Definitely going to use some of these on my next day off. ♥

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  9. Beautiful post!!

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