41 Simple Cozy Things You Can do to Feel Comfy, Warm and Relaxed
The older I get, the warmer, cozier and comfier I want to be. Whether that’s wrapping myself like a burrito on the couch, lighting a candle or purchasing every piece of clothing in a soft, sherpa-like type of material – I want everything around me to be warm and comfy. If you’re like me, and want to be swaddled into a cocoon of comfort, 41 Simple Cozy Things You Can do to Feel Comfy, Warm and Relaxed was written for you. Scroll down to read the list of inspirational things you can start doing to indulge in feeling cozy!
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41 Simple Cozy Things You Can Do Everyday
Below is a list of 41 simple cozy things you can do everyday to indulge in comfort, warmth and relaxation. If you’re looking to create a cozier life for yourself (ie. making living a cozier life a lifestyle change) check out my similar post that teaches you how to make coziness a regular habit in your life (these activities compliment deciding to make being cozier a lifestyle choice!)!
1. Update Your Space
Part of feeling cozy requires you to make sure your space is up to par. Think of soft materials for blankets, plush throw pillows, a big warm comforter. Pick a colour pallet for your home that is warm and inviting. Make sure furniture is comfy as well as aesthetically pleasing.
2. Make a Playlist
Make a playlist that feels good to listen to. Whether it’s a list of all of your favourite songs, or downloaded off of someone else and tweaked, make a playlist that feels like a warm hug and soothes you. Sharing one of my cozy playlists below:
3. Light a Candle
Of course it’s one of the simple cozy things you can do! Whether you make it scented or not, the warm glow from a lit candle makes the room feel warm and cozy. If you love scented candles, choose scents like sandalwood, cotton, and anything else that reminds you of something warm and comforting.
4. Make a Bucket List
Dreaming about the future makes us feel excited and a little fuzzy on the inside. Make a bucket list of all of the things you want to do in your life, the places you want to travel or the goals you want to achieve.
5. Sit in the SUnlight
Inside or outside, feeling the sunlight on your skin warms you from the inside out. Get some vitamin D while feeling warm at the same time!
6. Incorporate Soft Materials
Choose clothes and house furnishings with soft materials. Having cozy things to throw on, wear, and lounge on make being comfy and cozy that much easier!
7. Make Your Favourite Comfort Dish
Comfort food screams warm and cozy. It’s one of the more delicious simple cozy things you can do. Whether it’s a hearty soup, pasta dish or a decadent dessert, take some time to whip it up and enjoy.
8. At Home Spa Day
Pampering ourselves is one of the many simple cozy things you can do to feel more relaxed. Treat yourself to an at home spa day where you pamper yourself and lounge around in a cozy robe – the ultimate restorative, cozy activity.
9. Dim the Lights
Turning down harsh overhead lighting and instead lighting lamps or candles can be a great way to create ambiance and a cozier mood.
10. Unplug for the Afternoon
Put your phone away, and turn off the TV for a quiet, interruption free afternoon. Grab a book, get cooking or work on something around the house and indulge in the free time.
11. Sleep In
Simple enough, right? If you have the chance, sleep in. We don’t often get enough time to spend sleeping or in our beds. Embrace the slower season and enjoy sleeping in. After all, we could all always use a little extra sleep!
12. Start the Fireplace
If you have one, or cheat a little bit and turn on the Yuletide channel. There’s something about sitting near a fireplace that makes us feel warm and cozy (plus the sound of crackling fire is something we can get used to on repeat.
13. ORder In
Skip going out and order in! Having an intimate dinner at home can be cozier than venturing out to a restaurant. Pick your favourite take out spot and choose to order in!
14. Chat With a Friend or Loved One
Call up your mom or your best friend and catch up. Hearing our friend’s and family’s voices is a great way to add comfort and reassurance into our lives. Take some time to catch up with someone you love today.
15. Do Some Baking
If you plan on telling me there’s a cozier scent than cinnamon, you’ll have to seriously convince me. Deciding to back a loaf or a sweet treat is a great way to give a cozy scent to your home, and an indulgent treat for later. There’s something about doing homemade baking that fills the air with warmth and happiness!
16. stay in Your COmfies
All day. Yes, seriously. This one had to make it on the list of simple cozy things you can do. Decide to throw on your comfies and make a whole day out of it, I promise you won’t be sorry.
17. Set Up a Diffuser
If candles aren’t your thing, a diffuser is a great way of dispersing your favourite essential oil blends and creating a cozy environment. Decide to invite aromatherapy into your life by setting up a diffuser!
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18. Make a Hot Beverage Station
Carve out a space in your home to set up your coffee machine and display your teas! Make everyday feel like you’re indulging in a specialty coffee or tea when you get up to make one. Check out here on Pinterest for inspiration!
19. Cuddle With Your Pet
Curling up and cuddling with your pet is a great way to feel warm, cozy and loved. Cuddling with your pet is scientifically shown to reduce stress! Hey, all in the name of health right!
20. Get Rid of Things You Don’t Want
Living in an environment that reflects who you are, makes you happy and makes you feel comfortable to be your authentic self is key. To be able to relax comfortably in your own home, you need to ditch the items you don’t want.
Check Out: How to Declutter Your Life and Improve Your Environment: Unfriend, Throw Out & Delete
21. Invest in Flannel Sheets
If you want to feel like you’re climbing into a warm, flannel cocoon every single night then this is a must-do. Flannel sheets are super soft and warm, and adds that extra feel of coziness when you need it most!
22. Make a Meal in Your Crock Pot
The inventors of the crock pot knew what they were doing – a slow cooked meal that makes your house smell homely and delicious? Yes please. Decide to cook a meal in your crockpot – your house will smell amazing all day long and you won’t need to spend the whole day in the kitchen!
23. Throw Your PJs in the Dryer Before Bed
There is no better feeling than getting into warm PJs before bed. Toss your PJs in the dryer before bed and melt into a puddle of cozy bliss!
24. Spend Time on a Hobby or Craft
Taking time for yourself is crucial, and that also includes spending time on doing something you enjoy. Set aside some time to get lost in your hobby or take up a new craft.
25. Hang Fairy Lights
String lights and fairy lights have a powerful way of making any space feel just that much cozier. You don’t need to wait until christmas to transform your home with little lights!
26. Buy a Heating Pad
When I think of simple cozy things you can do, the first thing that pops into mind is being warm. A heating pad is a little bit of luxury you can layer on under a blanket or bring to bed with you (especially nice when you’re not feeling well or on those super cold winter nights).
27. Take a Nap
A nap is one of the simplest way to invite coziness into your day. Decide to wrap yourself up, curl up and have a little sleep. Bonus points if you decide not to set an alarm.
28. Spend the Day With Your Love
Spending time with the people we love is so crucial for our well being. Take the day to spend just with your significant other – whether you decide to run errands, go out on a date, or stay curled up on the couch at home, give yourself that time with them to just be and enjoy each other’s company.
29. Take a Hot SHower/Bath
Again with the warmth! Taking a hot shower or bath is such a nice way to warm up and stay warm for the evening. Let go of the stress for the day and treat yourself to a nice hot shower.
Pro Tip: add a few drops of essential oils to the bottom of your shower and melt into absolute comfort as you combine aromatherapy and your hot shower (put them in a distant corner so you won’t slip, you only need a few drops)!
30. Stay in For the Night
Put on your comfies, grab a good book and call it a day. Staying home and enjoying a cozy night in can be good for the soul. Take time to recharge your batteries and enjoy the night.
31. WAtch a Feel-Good Movie
Tear-jerker optional, but watching a good movie can induce that warm and fuzzy feeling we all love. Pick a movie that you absolutely adore, or opt for one that has rave reviews and let yourself enjoy the happy ending.
32. Curl up and Read a Book
Blankets, warm beverage and cozy lighting included. Grab a classic or decide to tackle your reading list and disappear into the depths of your book.
33. Unwind with a Glass of Red Wine
Red wine is served best at room temperature, which makes it that much cozier than a wine that needs chilling. Decide to put your feet up and indulge in a full-bodied glass of wine.
34. Go Through Old Keepsakes
Photos, yearbooks, small knick-knacks – bringing back the good memories is a great way to bring a little joy back from the past.
Sitting down and taking time to pour out your thoughts on paper can be a comforting practice. Allowing yourself that release and having a safe place to keep your thoughts is one of the simple cozy things you can do.
36. Cold Room, Warm Bed
Crawling into a warm bed while the room is just a little bit chillier makes it feel that much cozier.
37. Bundle Up and Take Your Hot Bev Outside
Take that tea to go! Sit outside on the porch in a warm blanket and watch the stars. Feel the cold night air hit your face while your cozy clothes and warm beverage keep you toasty on the inside.
38. PRactice Gratitude
To seek that warm, feel-good mindset, practicing gratitude is the perfect way to cultivate that. Choose to start practicing gratitude today!
Click to Read: 7 Ways to Incorporate Practicing Gratitude Daily
39. Weekend Getaway to a Cozy Cabin
If this doesn’t scream cozy then I don’t know what else will! A cozy winter cabin getaway is the perfect way to escape the business, decide to slow down and indulge in simplicity.
40. Wear a Hat
Wearing a hat inside is something I do when I want to feel super warm and cozy. A lot of heat escapes through your head – make sure to stay warm and keep cozy!
41. Bundle Up and Go For a Walk
Bundling up in super warm clothing and then stepping out into the cold is a nice feeling. Make sure to wear your mitts and hat and decide to take in nature without having to worry about being cold!
simple Cozy THings You Can Do Every DAy
This blog post was written to show you that making a cozy life for yourself doesn’t have to be difficult! With 41 different simple cozy things you can do, you can easily incorporate coziness into all aspects of your life.
What is your favourite cozy thing to do?