We have freezing rain and ice pellets coming our way for the next two days. Open the weather website and you’re met by a wall of red followed by warnings of different types of dangerous weather approaching. If you’re courageous or crazy enough to drive anywhere, you find line ups so long those at the front still dress in 80’s gear.
I say, don’t fight it, surrender to it. Have a pyjama day.
A pyjama day involves one day of planning ahead of time. You need easy-to-prep food available, movies and/or books, writing stuff, drawing/painting stuff (or whatever-you-like-to-do-stuff) and clean, comfortable pjs (though jogging pants can do in a pinch).
A pyjama day is a day where you do nothing, nothing, that involves effort. You stay home, shower or not depending on mood, answer the phone or not, again depending on mood, and basically relax, read, watch TV and veg all day. It might sound ridiculous and silly but, when you work full-time, there are days when doing absolutely nothing is simply delicious.
A day of nothing but reading is something sent from heaven above. It’s specially nice if you have food ready for you in the fridge (There’s no way you can leave in pyjamas to go and get milk for coffee. This must be ready before you start your pyjama day). Or you can do nothing but sit and watch TV…or nothing but play with play dough if that’s your wish. A pyjama day is self-care to the extreme. Like an all-inclusive holiday, but at home.
I highly recommend one.