The Remark: Says Relax
I read this week that New York is no longer the only city that never sleeps. Apparently Londoners feel more sleep deprived than anyone else in the UK, saying they’re simply too busy to sleep. Well, I certainly know that feeling! In the run-up to Christmas and with so much going on socially and at the office (deadlines, anyone?), isn’t it about time we start being good to ourselves?
No matter what part of the world you live in, the globe seems to be spinning faster each year – or is it just me? I love nothing more than a quiet night in, chilling at home and taking it easy – but days like that seem few and far between.
My day starts at 6 AM. I race to get ready, and leave the house at 7:15. Jump on the bus to the overground, then to the Tube, and finally to the train. Once past the first hurdle, it’s on to a full day in the office: deadlines, editing work...only to race out at 5:30 for spin class, which inevitably goes out the window when the train gets delayed and I face a 30-minute wait. Where’s the ‘me time’ in that?
So this season, my gift to myself is time and relaxation. How extravagant! Or is it? With the holidays coming up, I think it’s about time we all do less and chill more. Cancel that fifth party you feel like you have to go to just because ‘tis the season, and make a date with your sofa! Winter is the perfect time to invest in new loungewear, or what I like to call "comfs" – you know, your comfiest clothes you like to wear simply to lie back, relax and veg out in.
Maybe even do up your entire room to really enhance the mood for a winter weekend of calm.
Whether you’re into pairing a gray heather tank with matching bottoms (slipper socks optional), or oversized checked pj's and a hoodie are your go-to, loungewear is your friend this year. They say the best gifts are when you give others something you really want for yourself – so why not make someone’s Christmas morning with the gift of rest and repose.
Pajamas are a Christmas classic: something we’re all used to getting as a gift or stocking filler. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or the fam, pj's are something Primark does best – check out these seasonal checked beauties and tell me you don’t fancy a pair!
Forget the frenetic pre-holiday panic, and welcome a bit of well-deserved down time. You won’t see me rockin' around the Christmas tree this year, but I will be rockin' my fave comfs and chilling out in the flat. Home alone just got a whole lot sweeter!