A 24- hour time period to dedicate to yourself, and nobody else…
My grandmother used to say that Sundays were simply for resting and rejuvenating, a twenty-four hour time period that you could dedicate to yourself, and nobody else. It’s easy for me to ignore her advice, shake it off and get caught up in life. But recently, I’ve been listening, and quite honestly, much happier because of it.
To break my Sunday cycle, I started off by telling myself this: You are a beautiful, hard-working, selfless being, and you deserve this time. Treat yourself.
So I did. Three things, every Sunday, for myself. I’m sharing them to give y’all some ideas, and hopefully inspire you to take a day off — completely — and cater to your needs.
Tunes. Grab your favorite record(s), and let them spin. Dance, sing, shout and pop. When’s the last time you listened to music without doing ten other things, and just really listened to it? It’s good for the soul.
Scrub. My morning routines during the workweek are quick. But I always feel refreshed and beautiful after a good exfoliating face mask. Put that frizzy hair on top of your head, in the messiest of buns (with your flannel jammies on?!) and slather on some goodness. Last Sunday I tried out this peppermint lavender scrub for the first time and fell in love. Marry me. Let’s stick together. Forever.
Paint. You’re probably not Van Gogh. And that makes it that much better. Just grab some paint, a brush, and even some printer paper. Mix new colors, create different brush strokes, and play, like we used to when we were little kids. You may end up making something cool enough to hang above your toilet, and hey, if you don’t, that’s cool, too!
I chose these 3 things this week because my heart told me I needed them. I needed melodies. A spa day sounded great. I also wanted to create, or get lost in something artistic, without any strings attached.
I’m challenging you to clear your schedule today and do 3 things for yourself. You work your butt off, and deserve some time for yourself. If you try this out, let me know how it went, and if you feel rested and rejuvenated, let’s keep this up.
+ If you have any ideas for new things to try on Sundays, leave some love letters in the comments!