Happiness is in the little pleasures of life. And everyone has his/ her little rituals that make one feels happy and fulfilled. For example, going to the gym, reading or just spending time with friends have a huge impact on our well being.
Today I am going to share with you my little rituals for a cosy life.
Morning ritual: coffee in the garden
First of all, that’s my favorite morning ritual. I am an early bird and even on the weekends, I have my cup of coffee in the backyard.
Read a book and enjoy commuting
Commuting to and from work by public transport is a great opportunity to read more. And it’s also a way to switch from work mood to home mode.
Next on the list comes travelling. Planning a trip is among my favourite rituals and it makes me looking forward to a new experience ):
Friday evening ritual: having a detox bath
Another evening ritual that Iadore is having a detox bath. Thus, Friday night is the perfect moment to relax, detox and make some cosy weekend plans…
After work ritual: It’s time to walk
It seems to me that walking is the best therapy to clean up your head after a long working day. So, my regular walking time is after dinner. The stunning Maximapark is just around the corner and the little farm there brings a good mood in my life immediately.
Not only I love traveling, but I also very much enjoy organizing get-togethers. For example, I visit museums, hang out at different festivals or share a meal with my friends.
Cooking is a way of living for me. In addition, I like cooking and I am not a fan of pre-prepared food and snacks. Good food, good life for you and your family.
Having fresh flowers at home creates a totally different atmosphere. Don’t just buy flowers on occasions or wait for your birthday to get some. Treat yourself to a lovely bouquet on a regular basis.
I am talking about a regular fruit/ vegetables/ fish and cheese market that takes place every Saturday in the city center of Utrecht! I really enjoy choosing fresh products and taste the local delights! It’s a totally different experience from just going to the supermarket!
Massage or spa treatments
Another ritual not to resist! I go to massage treatment every month. It helps me combat stress and back pains. Also, going to a spa with a friend is my favourite way to relax, but unfortunately not always possible.
Watching an entire season of my favourite series at one go is another must- do activity on the weekends. You can find more ideas on what to watch on Netflix here: Five movies with Will Smith that are worth watching on Netflix
Biking is a part of Dutch and Scandinavian lifestyle! The best way to do the groceries, to go to work, to go wherever you want to! I cannot live without my bicycle!
Keeping a blogging routine and makes updates on my cosy life
Although, I keep a blogging routine and work hard on my blog every day, I still have a lot of things to improve. But, that’s the charm of having a project apart from work that keeps you wanting going home, right?
To conclude this cosy article, I would like to give you a little boost with this quote by Ijeoma Umebinyuo:
“Start now. Where you are. With fear, pain, doubt. Start with hands shaking, with the voice trembling. Start and don’t stop – where you are, with what you have. Just… start.”
― Ijeoma Umebinyuo
Thanks for reading!