By now, you have seen hundreds of ads relating to Valentines Day. Nothing wrong with this. Well let’s take a break, and focus on, taking care of YOU. For the month of February, I will share useful tips and suggestions to help make this a habit, instead of a luxury.
Self-Care Sunday: Dedicate One Day Each Week to Yourself
Self-care has transformed a lot over the last few years. It began as a way to encourage people to do more fo
r themselves, which is amazing. But somewhere along the way, it became something people felt like they were forced to do. Instead of focusing on having to fit it into your daily life, why not just start one day a week?
Why do Self-Care on Sunday?
Sunday is actually the perfect day to dedicate to yourself, since it is often already a day of rest for many people. You are winding down after a fun weekend, and likely getting ready for a new week to begin. Take advantage of the downtime by adding some self-care activities to your routine.
1. Setting Up Your Weekly Self-Care Routine
First thing’s first – figure out what your routine is going to be on Sunday. Don’t forget that self-care doesn’t have to be done alone, so if you have a busy house on Sundays, you can still do this!
What you want to do is focus on your self-care on Sundays, whether that means an hour during the day, or changing the entire routine for the day. Think of Sundays like a reset day. When you not only get your planning done for the week, but you give yourself some time to relax and unwind, reset your body and your mind for another busy week.
How is it Different from Daily Self-Care?
To put it simply, it’s not. You still want to choose activities that help you to relax, are good for your body and mind, and overall wellness. But you might have a little more free time on Sundays, so you won’t feel as pressured to fit it all in before or after work, or during your bedtime routine.
Think About Your Current Sunday Routine
In order to turn Sunday into your weekly self-care day, you need to consider what you tend to do on Sundays. This self-reflection helps you determine if these are things that can only be done on Sundays, or can be moved to another day to give you more time for yourself.
Make a list of things you do every Sunday first. Then look at your list, and cross off anything that isn’t really necessary or might no longer be serving you. With what is left, determine if any of those activities can be moved to Saturday.
For example, if you do a lot of cleaning and chores on Sundays, could they be moved to other days during the week, freeing up a bit more self-care time for you?
Next Sunday, I will share a list of things you can start to implement right away. Why wait a week? Information overload. When you want to change a habit, it’s easy to give up, if you feel there is just too much pump and circumstance. Use this entire week to work out how you plan to carve out this time for yourself.
See you then.
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To Your Success,