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Self-Care Sundays are the Best Way to Get Ready for a New Week

Sundays are my favourite day of the week. Yes, I know Monday is right around the corner but Sundays are the days I use to get myself ready for the new week. It is important to take time out for some well deserved “me time”. Once a month is a good place to start but, add more frequency into the mix until you find a balance that works for you and your lifestyle.

I like to do a self-care day once a week, usually on Sundays.

It is a simple thing to do. It’s easy to spend a Sunday in bed binge-watching Netflix but you almost always feel horrible after. This can make you feel like you have not accomplished anything or leave you feeling slightly lethargic.

I like to save all my pampering for Sundays, these small things all turn into feeling fresh by the time you head to bed. Here are a few ideas on how to easily start your own ‘Self-Care Sundays’.

My Self-Care Sunday Routine

Wake up early

I like to wake up early, even if I don’t get out of bed. Sometimes I get up, go to the loo and make a cup of tea. Then I climb back into bed and read my book or take my little Barnacle (aka Barney, the rescue Yorkie I recently adopted) outside while I water my plants.

Clean something

I can’t relax if I am surrounded by my mess. Often, I will quickly tidy my room and make the bed, or wash and pack away any dishes left in the sink. Don’t do any big cleans, I do that stuff on Saturdays. But the easy stuff if there is any.

Go outside

Get a little fresh air, take a book and read in the sunshine. Go for a walk around the block or to the park. Do some gardening. Vitamin D is a good mood booster, my doctor told me (because I work from home) to spend 15 minutes in the sun every day to ensure my body gets the Vitamin D it needs.

Life admin

Dedicate 30 minutes to an hour every Sunday to doing life admin. I go over my bank balance and work on my budget. I enter my receipts into the various spreadsheets I keep to track my purchases and I update my habit tracker for the new week. This is also the time that I go through my pantry and get my meals planned for the week. If I need anything I will pop into the shops and pick it up. If you want a dedicated post detailing these sheets, let me know.

I also get all my vitamins out and put them in my pill containers so that I don’t need to do it each evening.


By the time I have done all these productive tasks, it is usually still long before lunch time so I pop a series or movie on and start my pampering.

I start by redoing my nails for the week and putting a hair mask in (usually coconut oil and a few drops of jojoba oil). Just before bath time, sometime after an early dinner, I will put a face mask on and run a hot bath.

Lunch & Dinner

I like to cook something wholesome and healthy on a Sunday evening so lunch is left light. After lunch, I like to take a short nap, because beauty sleep rocks! I also do some yoga or exercise after my nap.


I like to spend the afternoon reading, Sunday is the best time to get lots of reading done.

Bath time

I love taking a long bath on Sundays. It is when I do my best relaxing. I wash off my face mask and hair mask, wash hair and do all the bath tasks. I take my time doing my skincare routine before putting on clean and comfy PJs.

By 8 pm, my phone and laptop are put away and I finish reading and have an early night.

Self-Care Ideas

  • Dance around the house or your room
  • Colour in or do a DIY craft
  • Meditate
  • Put on your favourite perfume
  • Do your hair
  • Listen to your favourite music
  • Create a list of positive affirmations and repeat them regularly
  • Cuddle your favourite person or pet
  • Write up a list of your favourite things
  • Indulge in one of those things
  • Laugh, a lot!
  • Spend time with friends
  • Go for a picnic, even if it is in your own garden
  • Drink your favourite tea or coffee in silent bliss
  • Organise your clothes, by type and then colour
  • Clean out something, donate the things you don’t use
  • Stretch
  • Message a loved one
  • Give yourself a hand and foot massage
  • Plan an outfit to wear during the week

What are some of your favourite Self Care habits? Let me know in the comments section

With My Love,


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