Downtime is very important to me, and between studying, working and socialising I don’t get to do it very often so I try to make the most of any free time I do get.
First things first, I like to be alone. This way, my free time is just that. Mine. I don’t have to worry about entertaining others or risk them talking over my favourite TV show or distracting me while I’m trying to read.
A good TV show or book.
Depending on how stressful my days been, I either like to settle down with a book or a good movie or TV show on Netflix. If it hasn’t been that bad, I will normally choose a book. However, if it’s been stressful and I’m tired, I will generally opt for the easier option of watching good telly.
This can be anything, but nine times out of ten it’s my pyjamas. Because my life is so busy, I generally love to be lazy during my free time. Getting comfortable for me usually involves roomy pyjamas and being tucked up under my duvet with a mountain of pillows (either in bed or on the sofa, mood dependent.)
A tasty beverage.
If its the winter, I usually like to enjoy a cup of tea with a biscuit or two ( or the whole pack…) or a hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows. However, during the summer I like to enjoy a class of iced orange juice in a nice glass. I feel like using nice crockery whilst enjoying beverages that I don’t have very often adds a bit of luxury to my relaxation.
DIY spa treatments.
I don’t have a lot of money or time to visit a beauticians or spa, so I try to do this from home. I like to relax wearing a face mask from lush that best suits my skin type while giving myself a manicure and pedicure in my favourite colours. Spending a little time to take care of my appearance always keeps my spirts high.
A warm bath.
A warm bath is one of my most favourite ways to relax. I love the feeling of being fully submerged by gently fragranced water. I love to have bubble baths using sweetly scented bath soap, or using vibrant bathbombs from lush. I usually stay in the bath until its cold and my skins gone pruney because I just get far too comfortable. The best part is, you can do all of the above in the bath (except the comfy clothes which can be saved until afterwards.)