Feel Good Home: Simple Ways to Energise Midweek Evenings
Put the zing back into your week with these inspiring tips
Whether they’re picked from the garden or are a shop-bought treat, there is something almost magical about fresh flowers. Even a couple of blooms brings instant cheer and life to a room.
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Mid-week chores will be a breeze if the process is quick and simple. Consider keeping a basket by the washing machine for dirty laundry, along with a movable storage box to keep essential cleaning products close by. That way, if you do get a window of time to do some chores, you won’t need to spend it rummaging under the sink looking for products.
There’s nothing quite like planning a fun weekend to put a spring in your step, so why not begin making plans during the week? You’ll approach the remaining days invigorated and raring to go, knowing you have a great weekend in store.
You can of course connect with family and friends at any time of the week, but catching up mid-week is a lovely way to give yourself a boost and show someone you care. Give texting a rest – it really is good to talk.
Avoid the mid-week munchies and takeaway temptation by stocking your cupboards with easy-to-cook essentials. It’s also worth considering cooking up a batch of meals to store in the freezer for those moments when you’d prefer not to cook.
A relaxed gathering with a group of friends can do wonders for your energy levels. To keep it simple, consider asking each person to bring something to share, such as drinks and nibbles. Mid-week tipple optional…
Losing yourself in a good book does wonders for the soul, and will certainly perk you up mid-week. Whether you lie back in bed, stretch out on a sofa or curl up in a favourite armchair, taking time to read will leave you relaxed and ready for the rest of the week.
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Whether your idea of fun is playing the piano, knitting or getting out and playing sports, they are all perfect pick-me-ups. Whatever you do to enjoy yourself, consider making time for it mid-week as a perfect natural mood-enhancer.
There’s something decadent about a mid-week bath rather than a quick shower. After a relaxing dinner and a good book, a bath is a lovely pre-bed treat. It will calm you down and send you to bed feeling drowsy and ready to slip into sweet dreams.
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While everyone enjoys a late night from time to time, it’s a good idea to aim for a few more hours of sleep mid-week. Getting enough rest will leave you raring to go. Consider keeping mobile phones and televisions out of the bedroom to further enhance a peaceful atmosphere.
How do you reinvigorate your mid-week routine? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.