I call them nightgown days.
I stay in my nightgown, with my big thick robe and soft socks. All day.
There are other parts to this:
- You have to sleep in, which, for those of us who are wage slaves, means either a week-end or vacation day.
- Even if you wake up at the usual time, you snuggle down and doze for awhile.
- This part requires some planning ahead: have food that is easy to eat, unless, of course, you really like playing in the kitchen. Personally, I think scrambled eggs and lightly buttered toast are the perfect start to a nightgown day. Soup is good for lunch on cold days. If you're doing this because you have a cold, getting someone to pick up egg drop soup for lunch for you is divine.
- Do not even think about doing any housework, laundry, work-related emails, paperwork, paying bills or anything else that sounds even slightly like a responsible, adult action.
- Have a pile of movies to watch in a variety of genres because you don't know what you'll be in the mood for.
- Have that stack of magazines you haven't had time to even skim at hand. A good trashy book is also a good way to while away the time.
- Ignore the fact that there are things you could or should be doing.
- Take a nap.
- At the end of the day, take a warm bath with bubbles or a shower with a favorite shower gel. If you have scented powder or lotion that you've been "saving" (and I ask you, what are you saving it for?), use it.
- Put on a clean nightie and crawl into bed. If you're really lucky, someone will have put fresh sheets on the bed.
- Take a deep breath and drift off to sleep.
I absolutely promise you will feel ever so much better.
I know I do.