Sundays are pretty sacred for me. I used to get (and still sometimes do) very anxious come Sunday, and spend most of my day off thinking about work the next day and the (possible) stress to come. Lately, I’ve been actively trying to stop to doing this and start enjoying myself again. I want to stop ruining one of my two precious days off by thinking about something that hasn’t even happened yet! I try to do something nice every Sunday, maybe go for a walk, grab a nice lunch somewhere in London’s many amazing food spots or meet up with a friend for a much needed catch up session.
My mission is always to get home around five so I can use the rest of the day to relax and unwind before the busy week starts again. I’m most definitely a routine person and as I have created one I seem to always be repeating on Sundays, I thought why not share it with you! I know I’m curious about things like these when it comes to other people so I thought maybe you guys will be too!
Tidy house, tidy mind is definitely true when it comes to me. I’ve always been a really messy person and being super tidy still doesn’t come very naturally to me, but luckily I’m slowly getting a little bit better at it! I do try to remember and put things back where they belong throughout the week (struggling with this – it’s surprisingly difficult!) but I personally always have more energy to do a proper tidy up during the weekend. Sundays are usually the days when we have the most time on our hands so I try to put on as many rounds of laundry on as I can and do a big tidy up to the rest of the flat too. It will automatically make me feel a lot more calm and collected about everything and also it’s just a lot easier to concentrate on other things with a everything in its place!
I generally do all the cooking throughout the week as I am the first to come home on most days, but on weekends I tend to give the honors to Jim and just relax and wait for the food to come to me… We also often succumb to the calls of take away food but I am really trying to get better at resisting the urge! Last Sunday we were really tempted (again) to get some Chinese from our local take away place, but in the end managed to resist the temptation and attempt to do a bit of a stir fry of our own! Obviously, by “our own”, I mean Jim’s… He cooked us a lovely little stir fry sauce with peppers, sweet potato & courgette and it was super lovely, and most likely a lot healthier than ordering in… Score!
I think this is my favourite thing about my Sunday routine – I’ve always been a sucker for a good planning session! I tend to plan my meals, my blogposts and my budget for the coming week on Sundays, and it definitely makes me feel a lot more organized and more ready to take on the coming week. My new favourite is an app called Wunderlist which, as the title suggests, lets you make different types of lists with the option of setting up reminders for them and the amazing satisfaction you get when there’s a little “click” noise after you’ve ticked a task as done makes me feel so accomplished!
My favourite snack by far is popcorn – I’m obsessed with it! I have to limit my intake to once a week though, otherwise I will go ridiculously overboard with it… I usually reward myself with a bowlful of the treat on Sundays after I’ve finished all my tidying and planning, and usually pair it with watching something good on TV. Lately it’s been a show called The Good Wife – you already know I’m obsessed with this! I think it’s definitely jumped into my top 10 TV shows ever and I would absolutely recommend it if you like a good drama with a super talented cast like me!
The perfect way to end a day, and a week, in my opinion is definitely a little pamper session. We’re lucky enough to have a bath, so every Sunday I throw in a bit of bubbles, put on a YouTube video and jump in and relax for a good half an hour. I’m not a skincare expert by any means, but I do like to use a scrub a few times a week (this Sugar Crush one from Soap & Glory smells like mojitos and makes my skin super soft!) and put on a face mask of some sort (any good recommendations? I’m running our of my current one!). I love my baths – I think my next step is to sex them up with a few Lush bathbombs. I’ll report back if I find anything exceptionally good!
How do you like to spend your Sundays?
(Ps. this is currently my favourite Sunday playlist – enjoy!)