2. Dim the lights in your bathroom so it's darker or just go by candle light. Reflective glass, colored glass, and mirrors can be a huge help to add to the feel of a temple.
3. Get in the bath and forget all your worries. Take a waterproof pillow to support your head (bath pillows sold at many retailers). If you like, massage your scalp and neck touching acupressure points. Use an exfoliation brush to remove dead skin to show your beautiful glowing skin underneath that has just grown there like a fresh baby. Cleopatra put milk into her bath, some celebrities use wine, some use bath bombs, olive oil, coconut oil, etc. Do not ball your hair up when you wash it, use a wide tooth comb or your finger nails and gently massage your head. Do not make it tangled! It helps to have your bathroom scented with a slowly burning essential oil or by a oxygen rejuvenating machine that lets steam gently float around the room.
4. When you are feeling fully relaxed and clean get out of the bath and pat dry yourself with a big soft towel. Wax your legs or underarms if you prefer, it keeps the hair off longer. Rub a hair mask into your hair and use a warming face mask for the face. Afterward, use olive oil on the face rubbing your face gently.
5. Apply some nice lotion to make your skin feel soft. Princess Diana used almond oil while her skin was still wet. You can scent this oil with any pure essential oil scent. If you like, go back into a shower now to rinse off switching from hot to cold until your skin is rosy and pink. Afterwards, hop out and rub a thick lotion into your skin starting at the toes extending to the feet, ankles, calves, knees, under the thigh, the top of the thigh, the hips, the buttocks, the waist, the belly, the breasts, the collar bone, the neck, behind the neck, the shoulders, the back the arms, the elbow, the wrists, and from hand to hand massaging the hands. Roll your neck and stretch your back.
6. Put on some comfy pajamas and a dressing gown. Looking pretty in a gown helps, splurge on a nice dressing gown or pajamas. Dress for bed like you would dress for a ball.
7. Paint your nails and toenails. When they dry put a clear coat so the nail polish wont start chipping as quickly. Try coconut oil on your nails, it will help them grow and keep them nice. If you prefer, use a nail polish without the bad ingredients in it...you'll find at a health store. Trimming your nails keeps you from getting grime under the nail bed. Filing your nails works too.
8. Make yourself a nice hot drink e.g. hot chocolate. If you drink green tea, it has fluoride in it and will make your teeth whiter, plus, it's healthier. Add lemon to it and your body will absorb the calcium. Add honey to it and your body will absorb energy in terms of carbohydrates and sugars. If you drink hot chocolate go without milk like the Aztecs did and just drink the cocoa with hot water and some chili powder. It'll spice up your palate and be a good diuretic if you're constipated.
9. Drink your drink in bed. Have a bed in breakfast small table over you while you sip tea or another hot beverage or a smoothie veggie or fruit, nuts, eat a yummy salad with lots of color in it. Eat some grains if you like, maybe a flax muffin or "bliss balls." It's a good idea to use a silk or satin pillow as this will keep your hair from being damaged.
10. Watch TV or a film or listen to some relaxing music in your bed Try listening to an audio book or if you have someone who will read to you, it can be nice. A book tightly shut is just a block of paper. Maybe read an inspirational book, some Chinese proverbs, or reflect on your new year's goals. Write in your journal or diary. Keep it by your bedside to write in it in the morning so you can listen and pay attention to that inner voice using at least 3 pages of free writing. Place a hot heating pad under or over irritated muscles or joints. Rub chap stick into your soft lips. It's a good idea to chew on fruits, veggies, and nuts in the meanwhile.
11. When the film/music has finished turn off the TV/stereo. Turn on a light that makes it look like stars are on your ceiling and walls. It can be very calming to feel like a galaxy is in your bedroom. Soft star like lights are proven to help children sleep easier at night and get over fear of the dark. Keep a small fountain of flowing water by your bed, or fish swimming in a fish tank, and listen to the sound of the rustling water. Before you fall asleep, make sure you are not angry. If you must, cry and let it out. Do what you feel is best to not be angry before bed.
12. Turn out the lights in your bedroom and think of relaxing or calming thoughts until you fall asleep. Chamomile tea will help you sleep. Holding something will also help such as a long body pillow, a teddy bear, your pet animal, or your love. If you like, say a prayer.