January 27, 2014

R&R is Required

January and February are historically my slow months.  Work is slow, life is slow and it's wonderful to have some time to rest and catch up.  This year is a little different.  Because the company is in its slow time, it means all my projects and training are moving forward in full force.  The crazier my schedule is, the more I realize how important it is to have days of nothing to relax.

I spent this weekend in full relax mode.  It has been fabulous.  I recommend everyone to figure out how to get yourself a weekend like this ASAP.  To help you out, here are my favorite things to assist in calm, relaxing days/nights:

1.  Good snacks.  My choices usually involve cheese, fruit and something sweet.  Cinnamon rolls are always high on my list.

2.  Good drinks.  This weekend, I had champagne and hot chocolate at the ready.  

3.  A book and a Netflix account.  You should be able to read until your eyes are tired and then switch over to binge watch the next show on your list.  I just finished reading The Husband's Secret and I loved it.  If you are looking for a new show, try Parenthood, 24, Arrested Development or the latest documentary.

4.  Fantastic sweat pants, a comfy sweater/t-shirt and a nice warm blanket.  I'm sorry you all don't own the best blanket ever, but you probably have a favorite at home.

5.  ZERO PLANS.  Give yourself at least one day with nothing on your schedule or to-do list.  If you have companions like mine, you may need to figure in a walk or two.

6.  Something to treat yourself with.  This should be something simple, but something you love.  A new mug, a new movie, something from your Amazon wish list.  For me, I usually pick something from Lush.  

So, what are you waiting for?  Enter the giveaway and get ready for the best lazy day of your life.  I'll be trying to sneak in a few more in the next month before the weather warms up and forces me to be outside.  

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  1. For the most part, this was a pretty low key weekend, too! Friday night we stayed in with wine and watched a movie, Saturday I stayed in and read a book then went to bed by 10pm, and Sunday we lounged, went to Home Depot, then I laid on my bum and watched the Grammy's.

  2. Love your low key weekend! Those weekends are the best, especially after a hectic week.

  3. omg, people with kids rarely get a 'do nothing' day so when they come around, you CHERISH them. kayla was sick all weekend so all plans were cancelled (dinner and a bday thing) and to be honest, i was ecstatic that we were going to stay home.

    so i'm with you on the relaxing and doing nothing! and what's even better -- not even changing out of my pjs :D

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

  4. This is pretty much my perfect day. Since I have food envy, I have been dreaming of cinnamon rolls since you posted that pic yesterday!

  5. I try to leave at least one weekend day for me to just putter around my house doing things at my own pace. Some productivity might be involved somewhere, but it's all very peaceful.

    I love it!

  6. I had the laziest weekend ever- I didn't work Friday and basically spent Friday through Sunday catching up on my Hulu queue and binge watching House Hunters. I only left once on Saturday for like 20 minutes and a few hours on Sunday. totally OK with it- it was much needed.

  7. Glad you had some time to relax! It's so important! I love a good book to take me away!

  8. You really know how to set up a reaxing weekend! I need one of those!Do-nothing weekend sounds great.

  9. Great minds! I also stopped at Lush to pick up some treats for myself and Boomer. Having days to do absolutely nothing is a necessity for me.

  10. We're having a "snow day" in Houston today and the first thing I thought of when I woke up was cinnamon rolls! But I don't trust the roads or the other drivers when temps hit freezing to go out and get some :)

  11. The Simply Orange juice with Pineapple is my fave OJ ever! Haven't tried it with champagne yet though...yet another thing to look forward to in the states.


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