Hey, how has another week gone by so quickly! How has yours been?
It’s been nearly three weeks now since I started trying out these visualizations again more regularly to see if they help with my energy levels.
I tend to do them in bed before I sleep to set myself up for the next day. But I’ll admit that I tend to fall asleep before even getting halfway!!
What is interesting though is that even getting halfway is enough to boost my mood.
Picturing the best case scenario and reliving good feelings is (in a gentle way) making me happy! I can only imagine how the whole thing repeatedly would make me feel. So it’s quite likely that the happiness I’m getting from it is the real energy boost. I’ve fought off a few colds which is unheard of. So I’m going to keep going with them, I’ll let you know in another few weeks how it’s going!
So far this week I have worn my soft jumper dress whilst it’s been cold. I have also booked an induction for the gym next week (on paper I’m strangely excited!) and I went for a walk today and fed squirrels monkey nuts!! It’s actually easier than I thought to fit in these things which make me feel good. Are you finding time to do little things for yourself that you enjoy? What are they? I’m genuinely curious and would love to know!
Enjoying a cosy home
As I’ve mentioned before, my Oma (Dutch Grandmother) had 3 ways of making her home cosy and now my mother does the same. It needs to be clean, warm and have nice soft lighting. That is mostly achievable without breaking the bank. However, if you have some money to spare, the following things can make your home a really welcoming and comforting cocoon!
1. A stack of blankets: nothing better than pulling a soft warm blanket over you whilst you read a book or watch a film. Weaver Green make great ones or you can try this one from H&M Home £39.99
2. A deep pile rug: So this might be a nightmare to clean?! I don’t have one. But having something soft and warm on a wooden floor is always going to be nice during colder months. Next Home and IKEA have great rugs from £49
3. Reading stash: Whatever you’ll enjoy with a drink and a treat; a fat book, a glossy magazine… make sure you have a nice little pile waiting for you.
4. Good Lighting: Yes, this can mean as many fairy lights as you wish!! I often have a set up in my bedroom all year round anyway. Now you can go wild!
5. Candles: Without a doubt, candles are the best things any time of the year. But they are extra cosy right now. Letty’s Apothecary also make beautiful soy candles with pure essential oils. Keep an eye out on my Instagram page for the link. Or why not try H&M Home’s Cinnamon Candle (£8.99).
6. Chunky towels: One of my happiest ways to unwind is a hot shower with a luxurious shower foam and soft warm towels from the radiator to wrap around me. How about Rituals Karma shower foam and some fluffy white towels from Debenhams
7. Plants: Having a few plants around in the room and enough greenery is important for keeping your space calm and relaxing. Plus free fresh air!
8. Some large cushions: Ideal for a nap or relaxing into whilst you catch up on a series or dive into your reading stash. This warm yellow one is perfect. (£8 from Next Home)
9. Soft bedlinen: Treat yourself to some amazing brushed cotton bedsheets. So soft and so warm and so bloody hard to get out of the next morning! Unless it’s the weekend…
10. Framed Photos: Having pictures of things which make you happy around you is
great way to make a home cosy. Frame happy holidays and adventures, photos of family and friends, your pets or anything at all which means something to you. Wilkinsons sell a huge variety of frames at good prices.
No doubt there are other ways in which you make your home warm and cosy, whatever time of the year. Let me know in the comments box below how you do it! Apart from being overly nosy (yes, I do look into other people’s homes!), I love to hear how other people make their homes happy.
Have a good week xx