Yay! It's a duvet day! Hours stretch ahead of you with nothing to fill them with but delicious, soft, warm duvet-ness. Whether you stay curled up in bed reading a book or drag your duvet to the settee and set up camp in front of the TV, it's time to put your feet up and take a well-earned day off from life. Here's why we love them (when we're lucky enough to get one!)...
1. No getting dressed
You can stay in your PJs all day. Or your pants if you like. No one can judge you. Today isn’t a day for getting dressed.
2. Or showering
A duvet day means you can stew in your own flilth from the moment you wake up to the second you drift back off to the land of nod again.
3. You feel GREAT!
OK, so sometimes you might be a bit hungover. But the point of a duvet day is you can laze around guilt free. You’re not skiving work, you’re not ill – you’ve arranged this. To do nothing. While feeling great. Brilliant!
4. You deserve them!
You’ve worked hard all week, you’ve hit the gym, socialised, done ten school runs AND spring-cleaned the house. You deserve this day of hibernation. Some companies even list ‘duvet days’ alongside holidays as an employee benefit (hint*cough*hint!).
Whether it’s the dog, cat, your other half or simply the feather duvet you’ve wrapped yourself in – the whole day is one big warm cuddle. Yum.
6. Crummy telly
All those cheesy reality shows you’ve series-linked and not got round to watching. Now is the time.
7. Box sets
A duvet-day staple. There’s nothing like a box-set marathon. If you really try, you can get through an entire series of Breaking Bad, or even go classic with a series of Friends. Opportunities are endless.
8. No talking
Even if you’re joined in duvet-deliciousness by your bestie or partner, it’s perfectably acceptable not to speak unless it’s to pass the Doritos. If you enjoy duvet day alone you can manage not to speak for a whole day. Amazing.
9. Comfort food
Even if you’re on a diet, you’ve saved this day as your ‘treat day’. Whether it’s gorging on pizza, a curry or Chinese, take-out is definitely in order. Just remember to put pants on when you answer the door to the delivery driver!
Either you forgo the take-out for endless snacking or you fit your snacking round the pizza delivery. But crisps and chocolate are a perfect duvet-day accompaniment. If there’s no crumbs or BBQ sauce on your duvet by the end of the day – you’ve failed.
The deliciousness of being able to snooze all day. Mmmmmm.
12. Technology free zone (apart from the TV!)
You don’t have to reply to messages or answer the phone. You’re free of all social media ties – if you want, that is!
13. You don’t care about the weather
Raining outside? No problem. You’ve no intention of setting foot outside anyway. Sunny? Who cares! Shut the curtains. For today you are a vampire! Snuggle up with a hot drink and watch a film.
14. Chore free
You did the housework yesterday. You made sure you had clean clothes for work. Today you don’t have to wash so much as a spoon. Walking to the loo is the furthest trip you’ll make. Bliss.
It doesn’t matter what time it is. You’re having a day off from life – whether it’s breakfast, dinner, supper, teatime is irrelevant. All you’re doing is grazing and napping all day.
What’s your fave thing about duvet days?