Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a good day wherever you are on this planet, well done for stumbling upon my little corner of the internet (Planet Hana), I hope you enjoy this post!
I thought that for this post I could discuss some ways to unwind, and have the perfect laid-back, chilled-out day.
So deciding what time you want to wake up at can be essential when planning your day, whether you wake up in the early hours of the morning and watch the sunrise, or whether you sleep in so late you basically wake up at lunchtime, you can still chill out.
Setting an alarm for the early hours of the morning and getting up when you actually wanted to can feel like an achievement, and spending a few peaceful hours on your own watching the sun come up can really put things into perspective, you can feel at peace with yourself, you can feel grateful, you get a chance to appreciate life when everything is going at a slower pace. Nature is only just waking up then.
For me personally, I live in a very isolated patch of land where mostly it is silent. Being honest, it can be amazing, and other times it can be the worst. When you have a day out in a city and come home to return to a peaceful, calm environment, you really appreciate the quiet. But when it’s the summer and everyday is filled with grey clouds and silence, all you want to do is scream. Luckily I live with an incredibly loud family so it’s never too quiet, except for if my brother is away, because that boy has a voice like a boom-box. When he’s away it’s too quiet. Anyway, whether you live by the sea (imagine the waves crashing slowly in the morning, when you’re the only person on the beach, and you can be alone with your thoughts. Write songs, read a book, write a story, listen to music).
Whether you live in the countryside (imagine sitting in your back-garden or in a field surrounded by flowers and green grass and listening to the birds sing, breathing in the fresh air).
Or whether you live in the city (imagine getting out of bed at 6a.m. and opening the window, and listening and watching the city waking up. Grab a cup of coffee and look out of the window and watch the sunrise).
Basically, appreciate what you have and if what you have isn’t what you want, try and make the best of it. Sure, sometimes I don’t like looking out my window and only being able to see fields of green for miles and miles, but other times I realise that for some people that could be their dream, and deep down I really do love it. I love the peace and quiet, I love it.
ANYWAYYY… if you’re like my friends Holly and Hayley, especially Hayley, you’ll love to sleep in late, and I mean like 12p.m. late. Hahaha… Getting up at this time can feel great also as it is easier to jump out of bed at a later time and also you’ve gotten a very long sleep and you’ll most likely be in a better mood for the day.
Something to do when you’re having a chill day is to make a pile of all the movies you want to watch that day. Be it classics, old movies, Disney movies, personal favourites, comedy, thriller or even old home movies. Stack them all up and decide on which to watch first!
Make a hot drink to have with the movies, hot chocolate is a personal favourite of mine , or you could have tea or coffee or whatever you like.
Wear cosy pjs, wear whatever is comfortable, wear sweatpants and a vest, or fluffy bottoms and a baggy t-shirt, or shorts, or a onesie!
Make a fort! Just a suggestion but let’s be honest they’re always fun to make, especially with friends, decorate with fairy-lights, bring in snacks, set up a movie on a laptop or tablet and you’re ready to go.
Make food, (because…who doesn’t love food?) One time my friend came over for a sleepover and we made tons of rocky road and we ate most of it too… Another great chill snack is popcorn, and making it at home can be really fun. Most people usually make popcorn in the microwave but my family often buy popcorn kernels and make it in a pot, it’s so much healthier and has a better taste too, it’s also fun to watch it popping itself.)
Stay off social media. Leaving your phone off all day can help you to de-stress and taking a little break from it will make you feel refreshed.
Most of all getting plenty of sleep and drinking tons of water can make you feel fresh and relaxed. I hope you enjoyed this post and I apologise for my little rant in the middle… but I just have so much to say, and here seems like the perfect place to write it.
Bye for now! xx
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