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.
Visit a farm.
I spent half of my childhood running around my Aunt and Uncle’s farm. Summertime meant corn stalks above my head, fresh honeysuckle by the creek, and picking my supper straight from the back garden. Visiting a farm is nostalgic to me, but could be a new adventure for you. Look up local farms, and I’m sure they would love a visit from you. Snip fresh herbs from their fields, grab a basket of juicy peaches, and absorb that homegrown feeling.
It’s easy to build a long list of DIY’s that you want to try, and never get to them. I challenge you to complete one today. I’ve been creating nature preserves out of forged flowers, leafs, sticks, and nests. Whenever I go on a hike, I collect these gems, dry them out, and frame them. Each one has a little note scribbled throughout with a memory from that day. I always feel super accomplished when I finish one.
Find a drive-in.
I really can’t think of anything more romantic and magical. My boyfriend and I packed up the truck last Sunday and headed to the Drive In. Finish today off with a movie under the stars. What to pack? I suggest lots of blankets, a big vegan cheesy pizza, and something refreshing to sip on. Favorite Drive In Tip: wear pajamas :)
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.