Advertisement

Tea time

Tea time
Getty Images

Now that we’re stuck indoors, there’s no better time to curl up with a hot cup of tea (or coffee, or hot chocolate, or whatever you prefer)! Pair it with a cosy blanket and (yes, again) a good book, and you’ve got quite the inner-peace setup. Use this photo for inspiration.

Find out what happens to your body when you drink tea every day.

Sand dunes

Sand dunes
Getty Images

Yes, it’s another beach photo. But there’s a reason ‘lapping ocean waves’ is one of the most calming sounds, available on white noise machines, and ‘Sea Breeze’ is a common candle scent. The lightly lapping waves and sand dunes – can’t you almost just hear them rustling? – of this Denmark beach provide a nice slice of calm.

 

A warm glow

A warm glow
APRIL SURPRENANT/COUNTRY

“One winter, my husband and I visited his parents in Florida and we spent a few days in Key West. This picture has a warm glow about it that made us forget about how cold it was back home in Connecticut.” – April Surprenant for Country magazine

 

Baby bison

Baby bison
BECKY FARRELL/COUNTRY

“The first year I worked in Yellowstone National Park, I fell in love with the bison. This little fella was sound asleep as the sun glistened over his head.” – Becky Farrell for Country magazine.

Blanket fort

Blanket fort
Getty Images

Thinking back to your childhood, was there anything more fun than making a blanket fort?

It was such a simple way to totally transform a familiar space and create an awesome new space to play. Plus, no two forts were ever alike! And if you’ve never made a blanket fort, well, maybe now’s the time! We think a blanket fort would make a great place to social-distance.

Check out these cool things invented by kids.

Want s’more?

Want s’more?
Getty Images

What’s better than a warm, crackling campfire? A warm, crackling campfire that you’re using to roast marshmallows. It doesn’t get more comforting than a tasty, gooey bite of a perfectly cooked S’more.

Not sure how to cook over a campfire? Read on to find out.

Advertisement

In full bloom

In full bloom
Getty Images

They might be called ‘wild’ flowers, but these stunning California wildflowers in Joshua Tree National Park still produce quite the calming image (not to mention beautiful).

Another beautiful bloom is the sunflower. Read on for some interesting facts.

Early morning beach

Early morning beach
SUSAN GROVE/COUNTRY

“The Outer Banks of North Carolina are known for beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Although most people don’t like to get up early while on vacation, I wasn’t about to miss the beauty of the sunrise each morning. The beach is so peaceful, with just a few people and the sand crabs to keep you company.” – Susan Grove for Country magazine

Cosy kitty

Cosy kitty
Getty Images

We present to you the pinnacle of calm! Wearing a cosy sweater, snuggling with a cute kitty, blocking out the world with your favourite tunes. Honestly, if you’re doing even just one of these things, you’re winning at the calm life.

Concerned about your cat and coronavirus? Read on for some very useful information.

Fresh baked

Fresh baked
Getty Images

Is your mouth-watering right now? There’s nothing like seeing (and smelling) a batch of fresh-baked, untouched cookies right out of the oven. Go ahead, take a bite of one. They’ve cooled off enough. Cooking and baking is one of our favourite wonderful things that will never be cancelled.

Prefer to bake a cake? Check out this easy chocolate cake.

Never miss a deal again - sign up now!

Connect with us:

Philippines lockdown update:
Please be advised that due to the current lockdown in the Philippines, we hope to have the April print issue available by the middle of July, and the May, June and July issues available by the end of July, but this is dependent on when local lockdown restrictions are lifted. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. Thank you and stay safe!
– The Reader’s Digest team