If you’ve had a long week, a long month or are getting yourself ready for a busy time ahead, taking time out for yourself is essential to relaxing and recuperating. Quite frankly, you deserve it! We can’t all be busy all the time and indulging in some much needed pampering time can leave you feeling on top of the world, ready to take on life and its challenges. Of course everyone unwinds in different ways, but for a lot of us, taking time to relax by ourselves in a calm environment is fundamental to this – but something we don’t get the opportunity to do very often.  

#1 Leave your worries and stresses at the front door

We all have an endless thoughts swimming around our heads, from our worries to that never-ending to do list. But every once in a while we need to take these weights off our shoulders, and place them on the pavement outside the front door, leaving them to be dealt with another day. The world isn’t going to crumble, nothing bad will happen and everything will be the same in the morning. We all deserve a carefree night of switching off, relaxing and re-charging our batteries. Take a deep breath as you walk through the door and expel all those stressful thoughts.

#2 Run a hot bath with candles and bubbles and your favourite feel-good music.

And just lie there… for as long as you like. Create a beautiful atmosphere in your bathroom with scented candles and a relaxing playlist and let it become an oasis of calm. Revamp your bathroom into a DIY spa and you won’t regret it, just close your eyes, clear your mind and concentrate on the smells and sounds around you whilst you float in the foamy warm water. Soaking in a hot bath can help reduce everything from anxiety to muscle aches, so it’s the perfect way to unwind.

#3 Put on your favourite lingerie

Post bath – dry yourself in the fluffiest towel, cover yourself head to toe in your favourite moisturising lotion and slip into your favourite outfit. This could be anything, but when comfort is the main requirement, there’s honestly nothing nicer than lounging around the house in a lovely lingerie set. Brighton lace lingerie is made from the softest lace and is free from any underwiring, clasps or heavy seams, meaning that except for those sneaky peaks in the mirror to admire how great you look, you’ll barely know it’s there. If it’s a little bit chilly, our lacy bralettes go perfectly with your comfiest pair of sweats – as seen on Ella from @storiesbehindthings.

#3 Cook your favourite dinner

Buy yourself those expensive ingredients and whip up a delicious meal. Cooking for yourself can be so relaxing, especially with a glass of wine to aid the process. And don’t forget a big old helping of your favourite dessert! For those who’d rather not do the cooking, for the ultimate pampering order from your favourite takeaway instead.

#5 Create a relaxation haven

Grab a load of cushions and blankets and snuggle up on your sofa or bed – read a book, do some drawing, sewing or put on your favourite film. Take some time out to do something for yourself. We get so caught up in the whirlwind of work, responsibilities and socialising that doing the activities that are purely for ourselves often get sidelined. Whether you are rekindling your inner creativity or getting immersed in your favourite plot line, opt for the activities that make you happy and and let you unwind into a deep state of bliss. And don’t leave the beautiful fragrances and chill out playlist in the bathroom, continue evoking this of tranquillity throughout the night.

And don’t forget an early night to help you feel fully rejuvenated the next day!

Do you relax in your lacies? Tag #brightonlace in your photos to be featured on our Instagram. Also check out our Brighton Lace Spotify for some great feel good playlists!