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11.19.2014

Relaxing, winding down...eventually switching off.





Work full time? Yup me too. Time to properly relax and have down time comes very rarely. Spa days? No time. Chill out days? No time. Unfortunately you have to adjust and make the smaller things mean a little bit more. I find switching off very difficult - even when I had a couple of months off from blogging I was constantly thinking about it, my stats, what to do. Similar to everything else in my life - I always have something I need to do. Unfortunately the reality of it is - if you want an amazing life full of wealth and success you have to work bloody hard for it. This is something which has been drilled into me for a while - something I cannot forget. Even writing this I am thinking of the many things I have on my to-do list...back to the relaxing part. My perfect ways to relax:

Good Music
I am a big music fan when it comes to winding down. I truly believe music can be used for any mood - I have been in the worst moods and been about to be pulled out by a song. For examples, this morning when I was up and out of my warm bed at 5.30am, I wanted nothing more than my bed. Listening to ODESZA immediately gave me the inspiration and motivation to crack on. Washing, cleaning and some pre-work completed by 8.30am. Thank you ODESZA! 

Cold Showers
Yes this is a weird one for most people. Don't get me wrong, hot showers are great. However if you want something to calm you down, bring you back to the real world - cold showers will become your best friends. 

Green tea, camomile tea...tea
Herbal teas are great for me - I love them. They calm me down, relax me and give me the warm fuzzy feeling inside when I want to zone out for a bit. Green tea for me is great in the morning and camomile in the evening, it helps you sleep and calms you down. I would recommend if you struggle sleeping. 

Candles
Yes...cliche. I love candles. Candlelit dinners, candlelit baths - anything. Sometimes just chilling in your room with a candle and some chilled music (perhaps try the relaxing piano playlist on Spotify) can be the best thing to help you wind down.

Reading
No I don't mean from a kindle, iPad or anything else...I mean an actual book. I am a technology fan, however one thing I will never convert to is a eReader. I love the feeling of turning the pages, getting towards the end of the book - and the smell. You totally cannot get that with an eReader. Switch off your Kindle and pick up a real book! 

 Chilling in bed
When everything else fails, just chilling in bed is the best way. Even if you have to do some work, at least you have the comfort element to help you through it. I know I do most of my blogging, researching etc from my bed when I am around to! 


Also there will be more outfit posts coming within the next week - being mega busy and the absolutely shocking daylight hours doesn't work well! 

If you want to listen to ODESZA then their album is here:



Kassie xo


17 comments:

  1. I've read many times that ending your shower with a short cold splash of water in the shower can be great for you but I don't think I can do a full cold shower lol :( X
    thefashion-junkie

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  2. Good music and candles are two of the best ways to relax (I think!)

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  3. TEA. YES YES YES YES! I listen to playlists on 8tracks as oppose to spottily works just as good.
    Great post :)

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses

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  4. Yaaay! You're back:) I love lighting up a few candles and settling into bed with a good book, lovely way to relax!

    Mollie xx

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  5. Best ways to relax :) lovely post

    http://abdelkhalekleblog.blogspot.com/

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  6. These are all such great ways to relax! I love some hot tea!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  7. Such a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing all these lovely tips! <3
    I love your blog, you have a new follower xx
    June
    The Journeys of My Beating Heart

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  8. i love candles and chilling in bed!
    www.mrsnoone.it
    kiss

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  9. I am with you on actually every point. For me the most crucial to survive after whole day at work is great music!
    have a happy Friday!
    xoxo
    Anja

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  10. I don't think cold showers are weird, in fact I find it very liberating. Amazing post
    & would you like to follow each other on GFC, Google+ & Bloglovin? Lemme
    know & lets keep in touch!


    X
    http://subhamrai.blogspot.in/

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  12. I love reading from the real book too! the smell of the book always relaxing too.
    I love you blog. Would you like to follow each other?
    If you would, please kindly do follow my blog and I promise to follow you back instantly :)
    Kisses from Indonesia x
    marliafransiska.blogspot.com

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  13. Time to unwind and relax is definitely necessary but at times hard to come by! I love aromatherapy scented candles, soothing music and curling up with a good book!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  14. Lovely post, thanks for sharing! <3 All these things are perfect for a relaxing evening!

    I have a new outfit post up, let me know what you think! :)

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  15. Love your tips, but honestly not sure about cold showers, especially in this weather and in this country... Give me a hot one and I'll be there forever. :) Enjoy your weekend! x

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  16. Like your ways to relax!

    Thanks for following - it´s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on gfc and bloglovin <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  17. Beyond beautiful!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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