How do you choose to spend your lazy Sundays? It’s a rare occasion that I get to take a whole Sunday out for myself and so when I do, I want to make sure that I don’t waste it. I tend to enjoy a mixture of physical activities and something at a much slower pace to help me to relax. Finding a way to feel refreshed and rejuvenated ahead of a busy week is always the aim of a lazy Sunday.
‘A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.’
Here are 10 ways that I’d choose to spend a lazy Sunday. There’s something for all:
Have a Movie Day – Sit back and enjoy one of your favourite movies, or why not watch that film you’ve been meaning to watch for a while.
Cook Up a Storm – Are you a sweet or savoury person? Whatever you enjoy to make and eat the most, a Sunday is a perfect chance to dust off those cookery books and make something delicious.
Create an At Home Spa Day – With so many fantastic skincare products on the market at the moment, creating a spa environment in the comfort of your own home couldn’t be easier. Select or make a face mask of your choice, light a few candles, turn on some relaxing music and run a nice warm bubble bath. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Get Organised – A lazy day can provide a great opportunity to get organised for the week. I like to take my diary and make sure that I know where I’ll be during the week, make a to do list and plan my gym sessions in.
Gentle Exercise – Exercise releases serotonin in the brain which has been scientifically proven to maintain mood balance. On a lazy Sunday you don’t need to go for a 10 mile run, but you can do some gentle exercises at home. Exercise such as Yoga or Pilates is a great way to destress or a lazy day while getting the recommended 30 minutes of exercise.
Meal Preparation – If you’re like me, once the week starts it can be difficult to prepare my healthy lunches to take to work with me. A Sunday can be the perfect opportunity to bulk prepare your meals, to be put in the fridge or freezer, labelled and ready for the week ahead.
Start A Dream Board – There’s nothing wrong with day dreaming. In fact, it can be a free activity. To start a dream board all you need is some paper, old magazines or newspapers, pens and glue. This could be the platform for you to lay the foundation of a big project or a viable business.
Be Creative – I don’t usually find the time or the head space to let my creative side go wild. You can try something new or something that you ordinarily seldom do such as painting, collage making, crafts, sewing or DIY.
Get Lost in a Book – I have many good books that I’ve been meaning to read but have never gotten around to. A Sunday afternoon can be a perfect chance to sit down and enjoy a good read.
Skype a Friend or Relative – Life’s busy. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day busyness of the week and not find time to catch up with those that are far away. Why not Skype or call a friend or relative for a good ol’ catch up.
What do you get up to on a lazy Sunday?