Here is my personal guide to relaxing, although I appreciate that this will vary for everybody.
You can relax at any time of the day, but be sure to allow yourself several hours, preferably a whole day.
The best location is a place where you feel most at ease. I expect for the majority of people this will be their bedroom.
Choose an outfit that's comfortable and makes you feel good. For some this may be pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers. You might choose your favourite, worn sweater, or loose jogging bottoms. Now is the opportunity to wear whatever you like, even the things you wouldn't be seen dead in outside of the house!
Tools and Activities
You can use any combination of the following suggestions:
Snacks - choose some of your favourite treats, or go for something healthy that tastes good and makes you feel great!
A good book
Music - again, this can vary. For some this may be soothing and meditative, and others will choose something that they can sing and dance along to
Face mask/make up/nail polish (pamper kits)
Personally, I find it easiest to relax on days when I have nothing else on, because this ensures I'm not constantly looking at my watch. My preferred locations is my room. When I relax I love to wear my pyjamas but if I am wearing them at a certain time of the day I feel extremely lazy and like to change, so if this is the case I just put my dressing gown on over what I'm wearing and that makes me feel cosy. I think it's important to feel good in what you wear, otherwise you won't feel fully relaxed. I will often spend such days reading, but I may vary this by watching a movie and knitting, or surfing the net. I may play some music in the background, and this will normally be that of my favourite or most-played artist of the time. My choice snack is usually a few squares of chocolate and a cup of tea, but I recently enjoyed a bag of pick and mix sweets - my first in a very long time! I also find having a long hot bath very relaxing.
So, how do you like to relax?