For the past month, I’ve been trying “Self Care Sundays,” which is essentially just taking a few hours for yourself to do whatever self care activities you want on Sunday nights. My goal has been to stay off my computer and phone and do the things that I feel like I don’t have time for during the week.
My list of activities has included:
– Yoga with Adriene
– filling out my bullet journal
– a full body scrub followed with body oil and lotion
– hair masks
– face masks
– foam rolling and stretching
I’ve finished two books already in 2020, emptied out a body scrub and a hair mask, and made a real dent in my sheet mask and body lotion pile. Beyond providing an easy way for me to actually get through what I own, I have loved the dedicated time away from screens. It’s really helped with the “Sunday scaries” and has made me look forward to Sunday night rather than being full of anxiety.
Did self care Sundays make me happier? Absolutely! This was one of the best things I’ve tried so far in 2020. I highly recommend creating time and space for yourself on Sunday night for whatever self care means to you.