In honor of National Comfy Day, it’s time to break out those cozy sweaters, curl up with a favorite blanket, and make the most of National Comfy Day.
Everyone deserves to be comfy from head-to-toe, especially on a day devoted to comfort,” says Meredith Staggers, Founder and Owner of Cake & Confetti. “Being comfortable is a combination of things, including how you feel inside and outside of your body. I find that I’m most comfortable when I’m well-rested, my mind is at ease, and I can sit on my couch nestled in an oversized sweatshirt watching a classic movie. With National Comfy Day falling on a Sunday this year, I’m excited to spend the day focused on my own comfort.”
Below are five tips to consider when planning for National Comfy Day:
- Set the tone. Start your day by setting the right tone. This is the day to draw the blinds, dim the lights, and light your favorite candle. Try to create an easy-listening playlist and be prepared to settle in for a full day of comfort. Once you are in the right mindset, the rest will follow.
- Catch up on your Zzz’s. Sleep is key for your body and mind. It is recommended to get an average of 7-8 hours of sleep each night. At times, it can be difficult to relax your mind enough to fall asleep. One solution is melatonin. Over the last two years, many Americans have turned to melatonin to soothe pandemic-related stress. Melatonin can help regulate your sleep cycle and have you waking up feeling well-rested and refreshed. If you’re having trouble falling asleep.
- Dress the part. Ditch the Monday through Friday business attire and uncomfortable shoes. Whether it’s your favorite hoodie, fluffiest pair of socks or best-oversized sweater, the more relaxed and ease, the better. Whatever you decide to wear, make it comfy!
- Find your (healthy) comfort food. Eating healthy doesn’t mean cutting out all sweets and delicious foods. Although it’s important to have a balanced diet, find one “sweet” food to incorporate on a daily or weekly basis. One great example is dark chocolate. Although it’s mostly considered a dessert food or snack, it’s a powerful source of antioxidants. Try dark chocolate that contains 80% (or more) cacao. It will satisfy your sweet tooth in the healthiest way.
- Curl up with a fluffy blanket. There’s nothing better than curling up in a soft blanket, especially during the coldest months of the year. Before getting cozy under your blanket, ensure that it’s clean to avoid getting excess dirt and bacteria on your skin.
“Whether the activity involves being outside and active, or curled up inside a cozy home, there are many ways to be comfortable, and it varies based on the individual. Find the right combination for yourself on National Comfy Day,” added Staggers.