Self Care Sundays. We’re almost positive that you’ve come across this term at least once. Not only is it a hashtag, it’s a selfie of your BFF with a face mask on, and of your friends in colourful bubble baths. It’s essentially a way of being. While we agree that self-care extends way beyond simply bubble baths and face masks, we see massive value in these rituals. Who doesn’t love that extra day dedicated to pampering yourself? While a bubble bath, a face mask, or a fun-filled day where you rosé all day at Rosé Picnic 2019 may not solve all your problems, it sure is a start. Make sure you get your tickets before the best day of summer sells out!
Self-care can happen at any time of the week, although we believe that Sundays are the ultimate day for a self-care day. Think about it– you’ve had all weekend to run errands, catch up with your friends, go grocery shopping, and even recover from a hangover. Then on the other hand, we all know that feeling of the dreaded Sunday night beginning to creep in. You know, when you begin realizing that the weekend is almost over and you have to be back on your daily grind. Sunday self-care always makes us feel like we can extend the weekend just a little bit longer.
We hope that you’re ready to start your Self Care Sunday! Our guide involves 5 pillars, so let’s dive in.
This can be anything from buying the pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing for a week, or something as simple as treating yourself to a 20 minute facial or face mask. You can still lounge around in your PJs all day, but why not add a little something extra to it?! Maybe a short meditation session will do the trick. Regardless of what you decide to do, the point is that on every Sunday, you should be doing something nice for yourself, whatever it may be.
Now that the seasons are finally changing and Spring is well underway, head outside and get some sun after a long winter where we got so little of it. Take your dog out for a walk around the block, or just get outside to take in your surroundings and get some fresh air. 10 minutes is all you need.
Is working out your idea of a lazy Sunday? For many, it’s not. But exercise will release endorphins, and as Elle Woods puts it, endorphins make you happy. These feel-good endorphins will make your Sunday even better. Your quick workout doesn’t need to be something intense– you can try to do some yoga stretches if you’re not a runner but if you are, then go for that. Simply moving your body, even for just 30 minutes, will make a huge difference in the way your body and mind will feel for the rest of the day.
This is the good life! This is your time to draw a bath, throw a bath bomb in, light some candles, pour yourself a glass of Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé, and relax. Clear that mind of yours and spend some time with yourself and your thoughts– this time is for you! To bring this whole experience up a knotch, do a hair mask by adding some deep conditioner in your hair and if you haven’t done your face mask already, face mask away while you’re soaking in your bathtub of bliss.
For many, alone time is really important to their wellbeing. If you feel the same way, self-care Sundays are the perfect opportunity to carve out time for yourself. We find that list writing really helps– it’s prime time to plan out everything you need to do for the week, work-wise and in your personal life. While you may find this step a tad strange since self-care is all about relaxing and making the weekend last longer, it’s important! Writing out a to-do list frees up your brain and allows you to relax the rest of the day. We find that this step works at either the beginning of your day or at the end of it.
So there you have it– Happy Self Care Sunday! We hope you enjoyed these tips, found them helpful, and can use some of the ideas when creating your own self-care routine. Cheers!