Never take for granted the benefits of having a little ‘me’ time after a gruelling day at the office. Trust us when we say you need it and best of all, you deserve it. To truly enjoy the after work hours, get the bulk of your work done as much as possible and turn those email notifications off and put your phone on silent or vibrate mode.
Now, are you ready for some much needed ‘me’ time? Here’s what you can do to unwind, starting today.
1. Catch a movie
I remember watching ‘Coco Avant Chanel’ at the movies alone once and it was one of the best ‘me’ times I’ve had. You see, the beauty of watching movies alone is that you don’t have to bother with waiting on others to arrive or deal with complaints about which seats to book and which movie to watch.
Tip: If you’re really picky about who you’re sitting next to, book tickets for Golden Screen Cinemas luxury movie classes (Premier and Gold).
2. Online retail therapy
Most of us work 9-5 hours with barely extra time to do groceries let alone retail therapy. And let’s not even talk about dropping by the mall on weekends. It’s crowd central over there! The next best thing? Online window shopping!
Tip: Enjoy a budget-friendly shopping experience by checking out the latest online promotions via BigSale Malaysia.
3. Indulge in a glass of wine
It’s okay to enjoy a glass of vino every once in a while – this doesn’t make you an alcoholic. Snuggle in your pyjamas, put on some music, grab your latest read and have a platter of cheese, fresh fruits, dried fruits and nuts next to you.
Tip: Want to try a new wine? Drop by AEON‘s Palette Wine & Liquor Winter Promotion, happening now until 3 Jan 2016.
Alternatively, if wine isn’t your thing, why not go with a pot of hot soothing tea instead? We recommend trying the following tea leaves:
Chamomile – great for getting a good night’s sleep
Lemon balm or Catnip (yes, catnip!) – helps calms the nervous system and soothes headaches –
Linden – helps with insomnia, indigestion and mild headaches
4. DIY Spa experience
Creating your very own luxury spa experience at home doesn’t mean heading out to get La Mer’s entire beauty line! There are plenty of simple DIY at-home spa tricks that you can do and just to get you started, here’s a simple recipe for a Lavender-grapeseed oil sea salt scrub (via Brit + Co).
– 1 cup sea salt
– 2-3 sprigs dried lavender
– 2-6 drops lavender essential oil
– 1 cup grapeseed oil
Tip: And don’t forget to light up some scented candles to complement your DIY spa scrubs and lotions. If you haven’t got any, we recommend checking out the many aromatic collections at Bath & Body Works.
5. Pick up a hobby
Always wanted to try out some arts and crafts? Now’s the time to do it! We recommend simple hobbies that doesn’t require a lot of mental work. After all, the ultimate goal is to relax but if sudoku is your thing, by all means go ahead.
That said, you might want to try out adult colouring books that are all the rage now with few even calling it the new health trend. It’s great for stress-relief and leaves room for creative expression! Available at Popular Bookstore.
(Image by JohannaBasford)