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We all have those days that just feel like the world is against you. Where nothing has gone right, you’ve been treated like dirt, or you’ve made mistake after mistake and just frustrated yourself to tears. These times can be the worst and can make you feel like it has set you up for a few miserable days (or years) to come.

But, it doesn’t have to. There are some really great techniques that you can do that can wipe the slate clean and make tomorrow a new day.

Chamomile Lavender Bath Soak

Vent

Whether you come home to someone, or you call them, get someone you love on the phone and just rant about the whole situation. You will get angry, and probably cry as you relive the day from hell, but the physical act of retelling the story rather than keeping it bottled up, and having someone on your side really does help to relieve some of the day’s tension. If you’re with your ventee, then go for a cuddle – as simple as it seems a cuddle can reduce your stress levels enormously. And if you need to cry then let it out and ugly cry – you’ll feel so much better once you’re done.

Distract

Now it’s time to stop thinking about it. Pick up your favorite book, turn on your current binge-worthy program, or lose yourself in the pages of the latest vogue. Whatever you love to do in your spare time, even if it’s something high-intensity like going for a run or doing an hour of yoga, then do it. Get involved and engross yourself in something that has nothing to do with the day you’ve just had. By getting out of your head for an hour, you allow your emotions to settle down, which will calm the adrenaline the anger and crying will have brought on.

Relax

Run a bath, or turn on the shower if you prefer, make it nice and hot and add the personal touch of your favorite bubble bath or salts. Stick on a chilled out playlist and soak your troubles away. Aromatherapy is seriously at play here, the scents and warm air relax the mind as the hot water relaxes those tight muscles. If you have been crying, place a warm, damp washcloth over your eyes to really freshen up the tightness around your eyes – it will help to reduce the redness too.

Sleep

Now is the best bit – climb into bed and sleep. Set your alarms and put your phone down – don’t check Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest, just put the screen down. Staring at a screen before you go to bed distracts the mind and tricks your eyes into thinking it’s time to work. So while you’re in such a relaxed state, just turn it off and slip into a nice deep slumber, and tomorrow really will feel like a new day.

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During the winter, there’s often nothing that you want more than to be cozy. It’s not always an easy feeling to achieve, especially when it’s cold out. But, it is possible to transform your home into a comfortable and comforting paradise. You might need to invest a little bit of money and think outside of the box, but you can change the way your home looks and feels in very little time.

It might help to talk to friends and see what they recommend, or even pick up your favorite interiors magazine for their top tips, but you if you want an instant fix, there are seven main areas that help you can achieve a cozy home vibe before winter’s out.

Set The Ambiance

First up, you’re going to want to set the mood. Whether you choose to do it in one set room, or you cozy up to the whole house, you can make an instant difference by manipulating the atmosphere. When you’re looking to achieve a cozier home, you’re going to want to create a welcoming vibe – not only for yourself to enjoy, but your guests too. Lighting is an incredible aid in setting the right atmosphere, but music can help too. Ensure that your lighting is low and warm, and keep your music calm and relaxing.

Light A Fire

One of the easiest ways to create an immediate cozy effect is to light a fire. You may not have an open fire or a wood burner in your home, but it is likely that you have some working fire in your fireplace, even if it’s electric (and if not, it’s time to get one installed). So, crank it up and let the warming heat and roaring flames relax you and let your mind and body unwind.

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Texture Up

Right next to atmosphere and warmth on the cozy scale is texture. If your decor is very minimal, with clean lines and straight edges, you might feel a little cool – even when the heating is on. So, you need to head out to your favorite home store and start shopping for the perfect soft furnishings to cozy up your home with. Have the perfect image of a cozy home in your head to guide you. Think thick wools, fluffy faux furs, decadent velvets and fun fleeces.

Byredo Women’s Tree House Candle 240g

Scent The Space

Then, as your rooms are coming together, you’re going to want to add in the perfected finishing touches. You might have the ambience just right, thanks to your lighting and music, but there is another sense that we can cover off to keep your home as cozy as possible – smell. So far, your home looks, sounds and feels just right, but it can smell it too. Pick up some scented candles or home fragrances that put you in a relaxed mood and will set your mind at ease.

Jo Malone(TM) ‘Red Roses’ Bath Oil

Run A Bath

Now that you’re home is pretty much finished, you’re going to want to get yourself ready to enjoy it. You could just lay on your couch and rest, but, there are a few more steps left to ensure your cozy experience is the best that it can be. By having a bath, you’re not only going to make your skin glow (which will make you feel incredible), but you can use bath oils that will relax you ready for the cozy night ahead.

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Dress Up

After your bath, you’re going to want to get dressed for the occasion. Just like you’d get all dolled up for a night out, you’re going to need to get all dolled down for a night in! When you’re trying to relax and feel as cozy as possible, you need to be wearing the right thing. Invest in quality nightwear and lounge-wear products, like those by Vanilla underwear, that are not only comfortable but easy to cuddle up in too.

Snuggle Up

When you look and feel the part, it’s time to enjoy your surroundings – you’ve haven’t worked this hard to create your cozy corner of the world and not do it right. When you want to be comfortable and calm, some of the best ways to enjoy the space are to have a movie night or even a little date night. Now that you’re feeling soothed and stress-free, and you’re in you comfy casuals, you can pick the perfect movie, make your favorite food and lay back on the couch to enjoy it all. As long as the mood is right and you’re ready to unwind, your cozy paradise will do the rest.

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