Because Sundays are for rejuvenation…
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. Follow along with this series if you feel like your “you” time is missing.
Find a farmers’ market.
This Sunday marks the beginning of farmers’ market season here in Pittsburgh. I can’t even begin to explain how happy typing that sentence just made me. I love waking up early, grabbing my tote, and strolling a couple blocks down the street to the sweet little corner that has transformed into a pop-up market. Not much can beat a haul of organic goodies from local community farms. Track down a local farmers’ market today, and pick up some delicious nut milks, fresh cut blooms, and juicy strawberries.
Feed new friends.
Spring means waking to the sound of little birdies chirping from their nests. It means poppy colored cardinals and bluejays who carry the hue of the sea. On Sundays, I’ve been making little bundles of bird seed for my flying friends to set out for them to enjoy throughout the week. I love waking up in the morning, sipping on warm matcha, and watching them happily flutter over a simple treat — a beautiful way to start a busy week and calm the pre-work jitters.
Go pick up a bird blend at your local supply store, or follow this quick 5 ingredient recipe:
1 cup black oil sunflower seed
1 cup peanuts
1 cup striped sunflower seed
1 cup mixed feed nuts
1 cup raisins
Spring cleaning is bound to hit at some point. Keeping your home spic n’ span will boost your mood, as will adding a little pop of color and life. I love walking through neighborhoods that aren’t afraid to shout color from their homes, and spring is the best time to do it. Go pick a bold color at the paint shop for your front door, and give it a fresh spring coat. Or, for less of a commitment, add some window boxes full of punchy blooms. Quick and easy projects like these help celebrate the season of sunshine, and will remind you (and your neighbors) to smile as they walk past your home.
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.