A good bout of relaxation is perhaps the best thing for the soul. The key to a full day of relaxation is the three S’s: soaking, cinema and sofa.
Soaking: The bath, if you’re blessed with a tub, can take the stress away. I recommend about four hours. Bring in everything you need to make it last: reading material, portable lamp (not too close to the edge!), some snacks, portable stereo, a couple scented candles, any pets who are down, and the telly in case of emergency or the urge to call your ex. Don’t forget the relaxation clothes to slip into afterwards: pj’s, robe, furry bear suit, sarong, whatever makes you feel relaxed. Make out with the cold water and in with the hot every 37 minutes or so, and you’re good to go.
Sofa: Head for the sofa. If it’s not in a private sofa area, or your roommates harsh your mellow, or you don’t have a living room – to the bedroom! Don’t forget the TV and DVD/VCR.
Cinema: You already stocked up on films. A good mix of light and heavy, serious and funny, new and old should do. Fluff your pillows, unfold your blankets and press play.
Make sure to have everything readily available again. A small ice chest with ice and the perishables can be included. Plug-in kettles for hot water are also handy aids to keep your relaxation maximized and cup of Tension Tamer toasty.
You’re clean, comfortable and entertained by the joy of cinema. You don’t have a care in the world.
Sit back, relax and remember, in the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t slow down, you could miss it.”