Don’t get us wrong—long summer days are great and all, but nothing says relaxation like a cozy night in. Take advantage of the extra evening hours with these me-time activities. In other words, treat yo’ self!
Allow yourself to indulge in a juicy read. Don’t worry about impressing people with a highbrow literary title—finally get that thriller or romance novel you’ve been dying to dive into. (If you haven’t read Gone Girl, we highly recommend it.) Plus, if you download it to your e-reader, no one will ever know that you’re giving up on Salman Rushdie in favor of Nicholas Sparks.
Have kiddos taken over bath time? Reclaim the tub as the relaxation hub it was meant to be. To unwind, add a few extras, like lavender-scented bubbles, a cup of hot tea and a good book (see previous slide).
Not all of us find sitting still relaxing (we’re looking at you, type A people). Take advantage of the extra time spent inside to do some organizing. If you want to really get after it, try these tips for an über-organized kitchen. You will sleep more soundly once everything is in its rightful place.
Remember the early days of Pinterest, when you really believed you would DIY those crafts, do those workouts and make those meals? That will probably never happen, but you can revisit that hopeful era by finally making those salted caramel cheesecake bites you’ve been dreaming of. The methodic measuring, mixing and sifting of baking will loosen you up—especially when combined with a glass of wine.