We’ve all been there many many times, and with the colder weather creeping in there’s never been a better time for a duvet day. Sometimes you need that R&R from a long week and other times you need it and you’re not sure why, so we’ve put together our top tips for those days where you only want to be a snug bug in a rug.
- Water - if you’re like me then you’ll have accumulated lots of sports bottles over the years, I love to have a few filled and kept in the fridge so when the duvet day calls, I can have my water to hand without having to move. Being dehydrated can make you feel even more sluggish so keep sipping that water, it may not feel like much but your body will love it
- Snacks - sadly my bed doesn’t double as a kitchen, so when I’m feeling those chilled vibes, the last thing I want to do is cook. Of course I encourage you to eat meals, get your 5-a-day and eat real food, but let’s be honest, not all of us needing a duvet day can muster up the energy to get fancy in the kitchen so snacks can be a great source of energy when you need to grab something easy
- Books - novels, biographies, colouring books; having something other than your phone to look at can be refreshing for the eyes. If you haven’t tried colouring since you were in kinders (or GCSE Geography - do they still call it ‘advanced colouring in?’) then it can feel weird to pick up a colouring pencil and shade inside the lines (or outside, whatever the artist in you decides), but colouring can keep you occupied for hours and the end result always makes you feel accomplished
- Meditation - it’s not as scary as it sounds, it’s a fancy way of relaxing, and trust us, we love it (I put mine on to send me to sleep...true story). Apps like Calm, Headspace or Buddhify are a few of our favourites and you can usually trial them first before commiting.