Ever since I was younger, I’ve known nothing beats a Sunday. If done right, a Sunday can be one of life’s greatest pleasures.
For the last 5 years I have worked at a cafe every Sunday morning. While this meant I couldn’t enjoy the day my way, I was able to observe how some people like to spend it (the usual ways being with newspapers, coffees and eggs on toast).
We are passionate about making any day of the week feel like a Sunday. Here are 6 steps to do just that.
1. Lay in bed with your windows open
The luxury of opening your windows to a sunny Sunday morning, hearing the birds chirp and the trees sway, is something that is not afforded to many on a weekday. On a Sunday, you can and therefore you must… if for no other reason than that it is lovely.
2. Read a book
Sometimes you can procrastinate opening your book. Trust me, we’ve all been there. I don’t think it is because we don’t like the book; it is only because it is something we think we may not have time for. In that case, it is essential to simply pick it up. Once the book is in your hands, the hours are yours and your Sunday beings.
3. Go for a morning walk
Not only is this good for your body, it is also so good for your mind. Spend 30 minutes of your morning or afternoon on a walk (or doing some other form of light exercise) and you will be thankful the whole day through. Even if it is just to walk to your local cafe for a coffee, make sure you get out on the streets and get active.
4. Make Pasta Sauce
It doesn’t have to be pasta sauce. It can be potato and leek soup or a loaf of bread. All we mean is that you should spend the day cooking a hearty, homey meal to give your body all the love and care it deserves.
5. Write lists
In a recent podcast for Call Her Daddy, Miley Cyrus said, ‘I love lists. What do I want? How am I going to achieve it? What’s the next step?’ She believes her life stays afloat because of her dedication to writing lists. And we would have to agree.
Dedicating time in the day to reflect, write, prioritise and collect your thoughts is truly important. And a Sunday presents the perfect time to do that.
5. Buy flowers, listen to music and run a bath
In that order. (Or pick and choose). Doing all three of these simple things is an automatic way to bring sunshine to your day. Play your favourite jams as you do that task you have been avoiding all week and you won’t even know you’re cleaning out your fridge, folding your clothes and wiping your shower wall. All you’ll know is that the chore is over, and you’ve now got August by Taylor Swift stuck in your head.
6. Make time for friends and family catch up, even if it just a phone call
Before you write your list, run your bath or open your book, you should send a text to your loved ones to check in on them. Or invite them over for a tea. Life is short and you should spend it with those that matter the most to you, as you celebrate life and particularly, revel in the warmth and perfectness of a Sunday.
Happy Sunday! How do you like to spend your Sundays?