Sundays are my favorite day of the week. How I spend my Sunday often dictates how the rest of my week will go. Sundays are time for self-care. Everyone should practice self-care in order to stay sane and healthy.
While our self-care routines may vary, the important thing is that you do something for yourself. You can’t be your best if you are running on empty. Self-care can help you recover and rejuvenate and prepare for what’s ahead.
Here’s a list of my Sunday self-care techniques:
- Sleep in – I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night but I try to sleep in a little longer on Sunday morning and even Sunday night to be ready for work on Monday
- Eat a healthy breakfast – On Sunday I try to cook a hearty, healthy breakfast to prepare for the day. Typically, a vegetable omelet, wheat toast, fresh fruits – watermelon and grapes, coffee or orange juice
- Exercise – I try to get a 30 minute walk in on the treadmill or 30 minutes with my RINGFIT
- Listen to God’s Word – Due to COVID, I watch a television pastor to get the WORD
- Aromatherapy Shower or Bath – I love taking a long hot shower or sitting in a warm bath just reflecting on the past week and thinking about the week ahead. And I have to have my Bath and Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Bath and Shower Gel. It is said to help calm you down. It has the best fragrance and it actually works. It helps melt away any anxiety or worry.
- Watch television – Once I done what I need to do for the day, then I find one of my favorite shows to get lost in. If I need a laugh, then I may find old episodes of Martin or In Living Color. If I want a cop show, then I binge Monk or Murder, She Wrote.
- Find a movie to watch – Once I have tired of my old television shows, then I find a few movies to watch. Today, I watched Antebellum and The Lie. Then I needed something to balance the heaviness of these two so I watched White House Down (Channing Tatum. Enough said.) and Galaxy Quest (Yes, I need silliness to get over something like Antebellum).
- Just relax – Basically, do whatever it is that makes me happy. So, I spend time writing on my blog, on my book, surfing the web, texting with friends and family and whatever else I need or want to do.
How do you spend Sunday? What are some of your self-care techniques?
~Until Next Time