Everyone needs a day off.You just want to relax and have fun, and all you have to do is prepare.Pick what you think will make you the most relaxed.
Step 1: It’s time to clear your schedule.
You don’t want to have to go to the dentist during your relaxation day.If you have appointments that day, move them.The day is free for you to relax.
Step 2: Let everyone know you’re not available.
If it’s a week day, take the day off from work and use an “out of office” message for your email to let people know you’ll be back tomorrow.If you want to have fun, tell your friends and family that you won’t be around much that day.How you take the day off is up to you.You can use one of your paid vacation days if you schedule it a couple of weeks in advance.If your boss agrees, you can take a sick day as a mental health day.
Step 3: If you have an emergency, turn your phone off.
It’s possible to only let certain calls through from your close friends and family or from people who’ve called multiple times.If you put your phone on one of these settings, people won’t get a hold of you unless they really need you.
Step 4: It’s time to clear your head.
To relax at the start of the day, you need to be in a good head space.Let go of your worries.One way to relax is to deep breathe.Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.Count to four and then breathe out.You should count to four as you exhale.You need to make sure you are breathing deeply.When you feel your stress melting away, keep your attention on your breathing.
Step 5: The screens need to be closed down.
You might want to watch a movie on a relaxing day.Turn off your laptop and tablets.You have access to your email when you’re on technology.You have the potential to stress yourself out if you can get on your email.You will also be able to view the news, which can cause stress on your day.Take a break from the internet today.
Step 6: Don’t bother with the clocks.
Turn off or cover your clocks if possible.You should spend your day away from a schedule.Enjoy the day and do what you want.Don’t hold yourself to a plan.You don’t have to worry about it if you decide ahead of time that you want to work in the garden.Do what your heart wants.
Step 7: You can choose good music.
As long as it puts you in a good mood, it doesn’t really matter what it is.It’s a good idea to let it play in the background.
Step 8: Pick your main focus for the day.
How you spend the majority of the day is up to you.You can treat yourself to spa treatments.A veg-out day is when you just watch your favorite movies and eat some snacks.Pick what relaxes you the most.
Step 9: You should take a bath.
The warm water will help you relax.Adding a bath bomb is a great way to help treat your skin while you’re soaking.Try lighting some candles in your bathroom.
Step 10: Put a face mask on.
A face mask can be relaxing, but it can also make your skin feel good.You can use a store-bought version.A few ingredients can be used to make a simple face mask.Put a couple of strawberries together.Add some yogurt and honey.Put the ingredients together and apply to your face.After 15 minutes, wash it off.For store-bought versions, follow the directions on the bottle.
Step 11: Try a hot oil hair treatment.
The treatment feels good on your head.It will help your hair.Your hair will be shiny and silkier after that.You can make a hot oil treatment by pouring a little olive oil in a small bowl.Add some coconut oil and some honey.Don’t let it warm up too much in the microwave.The ingredients should be mixed together.You can apply the mixture to your hair with a brush.Wrap your hair in plastic and put it in a shower cap.If possible, wash it out after several hours.You don’t need all three ingredients if you do not have them.If you only have one oil, you can use it.
Step 12: You can make a sugar scrub.
You can make sugar scrubs with ingredients you have on hand.You use these scrubs to get rid of dead skin cells.To make a sugar scrub, mix one part oil (such as coconut oil or olive oil) with two parts brown sugar.A dash or two of cinnamon from your cupboard can be used to add in a scent.If you use coconut oil, heat it in the microwave for a minute or two to help it melt before adding the sugar.Rub the scrub on your skin with your hands and then wash it off.
Step 13: You can try a foot treatment.
Get a thick foot cream.To wring out excess water, wet a towel.For 60 seconds, microwave it.Wrap your feet in a towel after applying the cream.Leave it on for 15 minutes.
Step 14: Paint your nails.
One of the best things about going to the spa is getting pretty nails, which you can do at home.You can paint your nails at the end of the day.Adding a base coat and a top coat will give you a longer lasting effect.
Step 15: Get some good food.
Some of your favorite snacks are one of the keys to a veg-out day.You can pick from chips and dips to ice cream.You can order a pizza if you prefer.
Step 16: You should have a glass of wine.
A drink or two isn’t going to hurt, and most people associate having a drink with relaxing.If you want a glass or two, open up a bottle of your favorite wine.Don’t get too carried away, though.It’s important that you don’t ruin the effects of a relaxing day by having a bad day the next day.
Step 17: Try a cold beverage.
Don’t worry if you do not drink.Instead of alcohol, try coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.If you treat yourself to something you don’t normally drink, it can be comforting.
Step 18: Pick some shows to watch.
A marathon of your favorite movies or television shows is a great way to relax at home.Before you start your day, make sure you have them.You can use streaming services.Don’t be afraid to make a sad movie.Sometimes a good cry over a movie can help you deal with reality in your life.
Step 19: Curl up with a good book.
If you don’t like movies, get yourself a new book.Curl up under a blanket.You don’t have to buy a book.You can borrow one from a friend or check it out from the library.If you have an e-reader, you can check out digital books from most libraries.
Step 20: Work on something you love.
Maybe you don’t get to spend as much time painting as you’d like to, or maybe you enjoy gardening but not much in the backyard.It’s a good idea to take some time on your day to enjoy your hobby.It can help you de-stress from the week.
Step 21: Try yoga.
Take a few minutes to stretch if you love yoga.It will help you relax.
Step 22: Get some light.
Take some time in the backyard.Sunlight helps reset your body’s schedule, making you feel more relaxed the rest of the week.Being outside in nature can help you relax.
Step 23: Send some flowers to yourself.
You don’t have to wait for someone to send you flowers if you prefer.It’s a good idea to have some delivered on your day.Pick up some at the store the day before.
Step 24: Food can be ordered from a fancy restaurant.
Delivery services deliver food from high-end places in most cities.If you want to see what restaurants are delivered from in your city, look at services such as GrubHub or Postmates.Pick a favorite to treat yourself.
Step 25: Take some time with your family.
Sometimes you don’t get to spend enough time with your family, and if you want to treat yourself, you have to focus on being with the ones you love.Break out the family games, movies, and coloring books and enjoy some time at home with your family if that’s the case.
Step 26: You should treat yourself with your partner.
You want to spend time with your significant other instead of your family.Take a bath together, read to each other, or watch a movie if that’s true for you.