Sundays are synonymous with self-care, and for good reason too – there’s no need to set an alarm, the constant ping of work emails is momentarily silenced, and you have time to eat a proper, wholesome breakfast instead of just picking something up and running out the door!
So, once you’ve successfully, albeit hesitantly, pulled yourself out from underneath your duvet and you’re eager to dive even deeper into a delicious dose of Sunday self-care, here’s how you can do it.
Self-Care Ideas For A Feel-Good Sunday
1. Go for a walk
There is nothing better than a good dose of fresh air and exercise to get your endorphins pumping, is there? Just fifteen or twenty minutes is all you need to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
2. Get cooking
If you love being in the kitchen then this is the ultimate day to indulge in your love of cooking. Scones for Sunday afternoon tea is one thing, but why not take it a step further and use this opportunity to meal prep a few of your favorite, healthy dishes for the week ahead too? Double win!
3. Indulge in Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga involves long held yoga poses that are ideal for improving mobility, flushing the lymphatic system and calming the sympathetic nervous system (the stress response). An hour or so of Yin Yoga is like pressing a big reset button on your mind and body; ideal for stressed out self-care seekers!
4. Clean your house
Marie Kondo, the master of a clean and tidy house hit the nail on the head when she said, “the objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.” So, why not take a page out of her book and create a living space that sparks joy!
5. Meet up with your friends
Our mental health is so closely linked to our connections with friends, family members and the community. So, last but not least, why not make a plan to meet up with a friend or family member over a morning coffee? You can even combine self-care tips 1 and 5 by meeting a friend for a walk in the park.
However you get your dose of self-care this Sunday, remember that self-care doesn’t always mean Netflix, wine and a big bag of chips; sometimes it can be hard work. Sometimes real self-care means recognizing patterns and behaviors that are not serving you and making a decision to change them.
We believe self-care is a great journey to joyfulness, self-love, self-growth and a happy life. Hey Joyfreshers, what’s on your Sunday self-care routine checklist? Please share your Sunday self-care ideas with us below.