Comfort Time…

There are times when seeking out a little extra comfort is needed.  It is needed to sooth the mind, body, and soul.  How and where someone seeks out that comfort depends on the individual, but I typically do it when I’m ill, exhausted, or simply stressed.  Most recently, I needed a little comfort for stress and exhaustion.  This is where I found my comfort…

My family:  They are always my touchstone.  I can count on them to make me laugh, provide reassurance, and give me the space to settle. 

My bed:  A freshly made bed is always a source of coziness.  Soft bed sheets, layers of blankets, and plush pillows… I’m feeling myself relax just thinking about it!  I admit, there have been times when I wanted to spend all day in bed (and actively tried to finagle my day, so I could) simply because of that warm security my bed brought me.  But even spending a few hours in bed can do wonders for my wellbeing.

Comfy clothes:  Warm and soft are my demands when it comes to comfort.  Typically, flannel pajamas and soft slippers that encase my feet gently.  I recently purchased these slippers because they looked not only soft and warm but provided the flexibility that I could wear them outside when I needed to quickly run out to my car.  However, it didn’t take long before those slippers were claimed by my mum… leaving me with my old slippers (though still warm and soft).

Food:  Comfort food is a term people utilize liberally; however, food can provide a sense of contentment.  For me, it is the basics… warm chocolate chip cookies, blueberry or banana muffins, and English muffins with melted butter sliding into the nooks and crannies.

Books:  The book I recently reached for was the recently purchased, “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill.  Amazing story that I highly recommend.  The story is layered, sweet, and compelling.

Ultimately, for me, when I feel that need to be comforted, I will put on the softest pajamas I own, crawl into my freshly made bed, and read a stack of books until I fall asleep. Typically, a cup of warm tea keeps me company, while a cookie (or two) keep the tea cup company. It is what I do… What about you? What do you do when you need to carve out comfort time?

Doing my due diligence and being straight up, it is important I state the links to the above items are links via an affiliate program I’m involved in with Amazon.  While the price, through the program, remains the same for everyone – I do receive a small amount of money based on whether you follow the link and purchase the product.  However, I can verify that I’ve purchased these products, and I would not recommend them if I didn’t truly love them.

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