August Macke, Lesende Frau in der Sofaecke (Reading woman on a sofa)

August Macke, Lesende Frau in der Sofaecke (Reading woman on a sofa)

At the moment, I need to work a lot, which means often I sit at my desk until rather late in the evening. So it was a great pleasure when I could take yesterday evening “off” and just spend it relaxing and recharging my inner batteries. This is what I did:

I made a nice salad for dinner. Preparing a salad takes time, and when I’m really busy, I just don’t have that half-hour.

I spent the time after dinner reading in the living room while my husband was watch soccer. It’s nice and companionable to be in the same room with him even while we engage in different activities. Plus, I got 70 pages read and could still watch the goals.

I went to bed at half past nine. Really, this doesn’t sound like much, but it was pure luxury. When I work late, I need to time to relax and actually “get off” before I can go to sleep, which means I don’t hit the pillow until close to eleven.

As a result of this lovely evening, I am wonderfully relaxed this morning and more than ready to go back to work.

How do you spend your perfect relaxing evening?

– Rike Horstmann