Sunday, 17 April 2016

Lifestyle: Chilling The F*ck Out

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Life can be pretty demanding.

It seems to be a generational thing, 20-somethings wanting to do it all and have it all. I don't mean that in a bad way either. As I count myself as one of those.

I want a career, but I also want to travel the world, and I also want to blog as much of it as possible, whilst maintaining a social life, seeing family, and spending time with my boyfriend. Exhausting.

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in all the plans I'm eager to make that I burn out. I get tired and I feel like I need to caterpillar inside of my duvet for 30 days.

I think it's important that among all of the plans and trips and dinner dates you make, to also make time to just do nothing and not feel guilty about it. Sometimes when I sit and watch Netflix I feel guilty that I'm just wasting time, and often grab my phone and check my emails or schedule a few tweets.

"Time enjoyed wasted it's not wasted time" - my new motto. As inspired by a random print I saw on one of my travels. So with that in mind, a few ideas to help you chill the f*ck out.

Get In Your Sweats - If you don't have dedicated loungewear for doing-nothing days then you aren't doing life right.

Burn Your Favourite Candle - Well unless it's Diptyque as they're too pretty to burn and I tend to just stare at them instead.

Put Music On - And just listen, relax and slooooow down.

Netflix Binge - Always works a treat. Put your phone in a separate room so you aren't tempted to continuously hit refresh on Instagram and Twitter.

Get Lost In A Good Book - Because those things still exist y'know. Sometimes I find it a welcome break, staring at paper instead of a screen. I spend far too many hours a week glued to the bright light so I find this always relaxes me.

Take A Long Bath - Lush bath bombs optional. I love a good bath. Grab a magazine, overload on the bubbles and stay there until your skin turns wrinkly.

And most importantly, don't feel bad for taking a bit of time out for simply doing NADA.

How do you take time out to relax? Do you ever find yourself feeling guilty for it?