I just love this idea from yoga therapist Kate Vogt (found in the December issue of Yoga Journal, p. 28)
Get in child’s pose either on the floor, yoga mat, or on your bed. Child’s pose is having your knees wide apart and forehead resting on your hands.
Now, imagine a blanket made of infinite love covering you.
Let your head relax onto your hands.
Tell your skin, muscles, and organs that they are free from the demands of the day (no more multi-tasking or the need to be on the alert).
Now it is time for rest.
Settle into this cocoon and rest for at least a minute.