What could be more relaxing on a rainy Sunday afternoon than curling up on a cozy sofa or bed surrounded by pillows?
I collect decorating and cooking magazines which I keep in a large basket in my upstairs family room. When I have a moment to myself in the quiet of the evening, or on a rainy afternoon, I love to thumb through my magazines and relax.
Or maybe you love to read a good book or watch an old classic movie. I love the old Doris Day/Rock Hudson movies! Maybe you love to write in your journal or look through old photograph albums. Perhaps you enjoy working on your scrapbook. Whatever you love to do, this is YOUR time! Go ahead, put your pajamas on and prop your feet up. Leave the worries of the day behind..
When I have a moment for just for me, I love to look through one of my magazines, read a book or work on a knitting project. My ritual is to select a mellow playlist from my ipod or put on some music from my CD collection. Nothing sets the mood to relax like a little music playing in the background. I have always loved music! Then, I am ready for a nice cup of tea and maybe a special treat...a biscotti or cookie from the local bakery.
My china cabinets are full of beautiful teacups that I have collected through the years. I also love to look for beautiful coffee mugs. I could open a tea room with all the teacups I own! (smile)
Don't save your beautiful teacups for company or a special occasion. Today, we are celebrating you! Pamper yourself by selecting a teacup that is beautiful.
Maybe part of your ritual is to take a long, luxurious bubblebath and then put on your favorite pajamas and a fluffy robe. You might like to take your magazine or book and prop yourself up in your cozy bed. I like to have many pillows on my bed when I read and my teacup on my nightstand nearby. Ahhh---- just the thought is relaxing!
Rejuvenate and refresh... Let your worries drift away.... This is your time!