The Best Way to Have a Relaxing Night In

It's so important to make sure that you take good care of your body, mind and soul everyday. I have always been a firm believer that self-care shouldn't feel like an escape from life, but rather something that we should be doing as part of our everyday life.

Practising self-care isn't always so easy. Most of us are busy bees, working long hours or are far too consumed with technology or scrolling on social media to make time for ourselves. By introducing a few simple self-care habits into your life may seem challenging, but making then a part of your everyday routine can do amazing things for your mindset and wellbeing.

Take a long luxurious bubble bath.

The best way to begin a good self-care routine? By taking some time out for a relaxing night in to indulge in some of life's little luxuries. A long luxurious bath is one of my favourite ways to decompress after a long day and it can make all the difference when you're feeling tired, exhausted or stressed. Its the most affordable and easiest way to practise self-care. A warm bubble bath can make all the difference. You can even spice up your bubble bath with essential oils, salts, creams or even some rose petals to make it that more indulgent.

Slip on something comfortable.

Now that you are going to focus on making you a priority, it's the perfect time to invest in some new sleepwear because everyone needs to feel cosy after a long luxurious bath. Unless, you're that person who loves to whip off their and throw on their pyjamas on as soon as they get through the door! Yep, me too. But trying to find the best pyjamas to suit your personal style and budget isn't always so easy, as there are so many different types to choose from. Fancy loungewear has become the new going out out dress since we've been thrown in and out of lockdown. Now more than ever pyjamas are as so stylish so why not treat yourself to a set of silk pyjamas that feel so soft on your skin or maybe you've been looking for the perfect summer co-ord or slip dress. We are surrounding by so many different varieties that I'm sure that you'll find something suitable for your luxury night in.

Pop open some bubbles.

Whether it's wine, champagne or some a home made punch, choose something you enjoy! There’s nothing like relaxing with a glass of wine after a exhausting week. Not forgetting some of the finest selection of premium wines for an evening all about you. If you are feeling a little more adventurous then why not try your hand at some cocktail making, When it comes to cocktails, there are endless amounts of mixes and variations to try. There’s rum, tequila, whiskey, and bourbon to choose from, not to mention the syrups, fruits, and sodas as mixers. Sometimes the best drink is one that is super simple, one that you can mix up quickly at home, and that is perfect for when you just want to unwind after a long day of working. My favourite way to relax is with a good homemade cocktail like a Tom Collins, Wild Strawberry & Gin Daiquiri or a good old fashioned Mojito!

Melt your troubles away.

After a long, stressful day, there are few things better than getting into a hot bubble bath with a glass of vino, surrounded by the warm glow of candlelight. Never underestimate the importance of taking a moment to yourself, filling the air with a decadent fragrance and recreating that spa-like feel in the comfort of your own home. A Melt in Time offer a fabulous range of melts for your next pamper session. Some of their scents are specifically designed to help you destress and to sleep better. They are 100% handmade, natural, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. We have been kindly sent over some luxury wax melts in the scents Spring Awakening, Black Pomegranate, and La Vie For Her.

A Melt in Time offer a fabulous range of melts to help you relax and unwind, some of their scents have been designed to help you destress and sleep better. A great way to implement some self-care habits into your life everyday! These wax melts are all naturally handmade using the highest quality ingredients that are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. We have been kindly send over some of their luxury wax melts in the scents Spring Awakening which smells just like fresh laundry with a hint of flowers and white cedar. Black Pomegranate that has an unique blend including pomegranate, plum and rose which combine together to make probably one of the nicest wax. La Vie For Her smells of grapefruit, cassis and bergamot that will then break through to release aromas that include a range of floral sensations, offering a combination of floral, woody, vanilla and fruity fragrances.

Each wax melt sit inside a plastic casing with clear and concise branding on the front, that also includes a list of ingredients, warnings, address and weight of the wax melts. All the wax melts come in six square blocks that you can snap inside the packaging into equal parts that fit perfectly into a wax melt dish, each segment offers a long lasting burning time to of rich and complex fragrances designed to help you relax and unwind.

All of the wax melts were white, cream and beige. Before opening, you could smell refreshing blends of distinct aromas showing a high quality product already. My favourite wax melt was Spring Awakening because it was super fresh, vibrant and uplifting blended with notes of flowers and cedar to help brighten any mood.

Watch your favourite show or film.

Normally nights cosy in consist of switching off from the world to catch up on some programmes, a box set, a lovely film or begin a Netflix binge. When we are taking time for ourselves we like to pull the duvet and pillows off our bed and bring them to the sofa so we can get super comfy whilst watching our favourites. We have been making our way through a couple of Netflix box sets at the moment: Orange is the New Black, A-Typical, Suits and The Originals. What do you recommend on Netflix?

Aside from watching your favorite show or film, you can also consider playing a video game if you're a gaming fan. Studies have shown that video games can help you relax, as gaming releases dopamine (the happy hormone), making you feel good and helping you cope with the stress of daily life. Thankfully, there are many online games like Drift Hunters 2 that you can try.

Treat yourself to something indulgent.

Self-care isn't complete without a selection of sweet treats. My favourite way to indulge every so often is by making one of my cute little charcuterie sweet board that is filled with crisps, pretzels, popcorn and of course chocolate. It wouldn't be something to do everyday of course, but you could swap some of those high calories treat for healthier options like crackers, dips, fresh fruit or veggies sticks too.

What do you like to do when you are trying to relax and unwind? Let me know in the comments below...