Sundays make the perfect day to incorporate a special self care routine into your life. Let's dive into Self Care Sunday, self care ideas and why it's the perfect fit for your week.
Let’s face it: While the idea of practicing self-care every day sounds amazing, finding the time to actually sneak in a routine into your already hectic schedule isn’t exactly realistic.
Self-care is essential to our physical and mental well-being. A myriad of studies has shown that engaging in self-care reduces stress, anxiety, and depression and also improves consideration, energy, and overall happiness.
Still, though, practicing a full-blown self-care routine on the daily is a luxury most regular people can’t realistically afford, which is why scheduling a full day of self-care activities is the perfect way to make up for it. Sundays are, in my opinion, the best days of the week to do that, and you are about to find out why!
It Will Prepare You for the Week Ahead
Sundays symbolize the end of a week and the start of another one, which makes them the perfect day to recharge and reset. Not only will you get to feel rested after a day spent pampering yourself and doing your favorite activities and hobbies, but it will also charge your body’s batteries and help you feel ready to take on the week ahead.
You Can Practice Self-Care without Feeling Guilty About It
In a world where the hustle and bustle is the norm, taking an entire day off to relax without even thinking about work or making money can make anyone feel guilty.
Traditionally, Sundays have always been meant for resting, so if you constantly find yourself struggling with a healthy work/life balance, it will be easier for you to adjust and give yourself permission to practice self-care and take the day off on the only day of the week when most people around you will be doing the same thing.
Self Care Days Help You Be More Productive and Creative
Adding onto the point above, a ton of people feel guilty about taking a day off because they don’t get to feel productive.
While a full day spent doing nothing work-related might sound like the oppositive of efficiency, allowing yourself to practice self-care will actually give your energy levels a little boost and help you achieve more at a faster rate the following week.
This is because practicing self-care has been known to reduce the effects of stress, anxiety, and burnout as well as having a ton of benefits on your creative and problem-solving abilities. We often overwhelm ourselves with piling work and to-do lists without giving ourselves enough time to look after ourselves, which actually results in procrastination, divert focus, and tiredness, which results in us working longer without necessarily achieving more results.
You Can Devote Time to Soak it All In
Sundays mark an ending (even if it’s just the ending of a week), which makes it the perfect day to practice introspection. Whether it’s journaling or writing a list of things you feel grateful for (both of which are magnificent self-care activities), Sundays are the ideal day of the week to look back on your week and work on documenting your thoughts, feelings, and actions as well as the changes you’d like to make.
You Can Manifest the Week Ahead
If you like to practice manifestation, Sundays are the ideal day to close the week behind you and start manifesting your goals and wishes for the week ahead.
After all, short-term goals and baby steps add up and turn into long-term achievements, so spending a few minutes manifesting or creating goals for the following seven days after a day spent recharging will make it so much easier for you to achieve anything you put your mind into.
However you choose to spend your Sundays, I hope you at least feel inspired to be kinder to yourself to each week!