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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

The Things I Do To Relax



Relaxation is not something that I do half as often as I should and that is because I have OCD. My mind is constantly running at a million miles a minute and as soon as I sit down and try to take some time to myself, my mind begins to run at a million miles a minute and I think of all the things that I could be doing or that things that I would like to do in the future. Every now and again though, I need to take some time to myself and I thought that for today’s blog post I would share with you guys some of the things that I do and why I do them!

 

Turn My Phone Off

I very rarely go on my phone and I know that is probably quite rare for somebody my age. I can go all day in some instances without picking it up and looking through social channels, but that doesn’t stop people from contacting me. People know how to get in touch if it is urgent, but I love to turn my phone off and get a little distance from the millions of group messages that I am, in the constant face time calls with my sister and the shit Tik Toks that my husband sends me over!

 

Kick the Husband Out

I love my husband, oh my lord I really do love him so much and I know that is the sickliest thing that I have ever said, but when I want to have a relax and a pamper I kick him straight out of the house. He normally goes out to the football or he goes to his friends for the day. He knows that technically he doesn’t NEED to leave the house, but it is good for the both of us to have a ltitle space and this is MY time to do the things that I want to do.

 

Eat the Food That I Want

Over the past couple of years, I have lost quite a bit of weight and I have done so by quitting the snacks and thinking about what I am putting in my body. When I am relaxing and having a pamper day, I just eat whatever the hell I want. My go to snacks is normally steak flavour crisps, cookies and Galaxy chocolate. I usually only have days like this once in a blue moon, so when I am going for it, I really go for it and full on pig out until I almost feel badly!

 

Watch the Shows That I Want

Living with another human being means that I have to compromise on hell of a lot of things that I want to do and watch on TV. My darling husband is fully obsessed with football, so during the week and on a normal weekend it is the only thing that is ever on our TV. When I actually get the TV to myself it is either going to be Schitts Creek, The Office or Parks and Recreation. They are always my go to TV shows, they just give me a warm glow these shows and that is why I watch them on repeat!

 

Take A Big Bubble Bath

I could lounge in the bath all day every day, but the main reasons why I don’t is because my bath is huge and it takes forever and a day to run and I honestly cannot be bothered to clean it out afterwards. I normally light some candles, set my iPad up so that I can watch TV and on special occasions have a glass of wine or two. I love bubble bath, salts lotions and oils when it comes to my baths because when I am making the effort to actually have a bath, I am going to go the whole hog!

 

Order A Takeaway

I never eat takeaway food and that is because I just feel the size of a blue whale after stuffing my face. My weakness is a good burger or an Indian, but normally it is a burger that I opt for. There is a place near me that does Five Guys style burgers and they are just divine. The kind of burger where you are going to get grease down you chin, but that doesn’t matter. They are fattening and delicious and bloody worth the calories and the extra 30 minutes that I will go on my Peloton the following day!

 

Face Mask, Manicure and Tan

One thing that I do like to do after stuffing my face is to give myself a little spruce up. For me, that is normally an Ole Hendriksen Face Mask, I will give myself a gel manicure using my favourite The Gel Bottle Inc products and then I will go in with a decent layer of tanner. I always feel better when I have made a little effort with myself and I just feel like the queen that I should be, rather than a mong that has ate bars of Galaxy and stuffed my face with a greasy burger!

 

Early Night

The last thing on the list is to have an early night. Throughout the week and most weekends, I am still working all night whether it be for my full-time job or my blog. It is so amazing just to curl up in bed after a full day of pampering and get cosy in some good old fresh sheets. There is nothing like fresh bedding and crawling in bed has to be my favourite thing to do. Honestly, I would live in my bed and never move ever again!

 

I hope that you guys liked reading this blog post and if you are anything like me, that if you do some of these things that you are actually able to relax for a while. It is so important for you to decompress every now and again because it is so good for your mental health and your overall wellbeing. I think that the mess that was 2020 really gave me a kick up the ass to start taking better care of myself and step back every now and again and take the time that I really do need. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know about some of the steps that you take in order to do a little selfcare and relax!

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