Make like a squirrel and get your nest prepped for the winter months. With the evenings becoming darker and colder by the day, we are forced to spend more time in the shelter of our homes.
Preparation is key to enjoying a long and fulfilling winter of cosy night's in.
Dark and cold outside? Make the most of a cosy night in, either alone or with company, and treat yourself to a yummy takeaway. For prep, ensure that you have a good selection of menus from all the best restaurants your local vicinity has to offer. Stuck in rut with your Chinese order, why not spice things up with a Thai takeaway instead.
The fact you have already planned to have a bath is a perfectly good excuse for turning down a social invitation; And don't let anyone tell you any different. Make bath night even more relaxing and beneficial with some specially selected bath treats. Certain essential oils can have a powerful effect on your mood and tranquility levels, whilst also providing nourishment for your skin and hair.
Box sets at the ready
Winter, aka "box set season", requires some carefully forethought to save falling into the Netflix abyss. Do some research, ask for people for their suggestions on the best series to embark on and then set aside the time to commit to it.
Getting embroiled in an onscreen narrative, which has you emotionally invested in it's characters and plot-line, is one of the most entertaining ways to wile away evenings that are shrouded in damp darkness.
Stock up on favourite hot drinks
A sofa snuggle is not complete unless you have a steaming mug of something either delicious, or nourishing, or both! There is a vast range of teas available nowadays, which contain specially selected herbal ingredients that are designed for everything, from digestive aid to skin health.
Hot chocolate is another autumn evening favourite and if you don't want to overload on sugar and fat, then use health boosting ingredients instead, for example; raw cacao powder, honey and cinnamon.
Aromatherapy is a powerful way to lift your senses and create a deeply relaxing environment to be in. This is important when spending more time cooped up inside during the winter months.
Lighting candles is an easy way to make your home smell lovely and feel cosy. Or, alternatively you could invest in an essential oil diffuser to fill your home with natural, soothing aromas.