lazy sundays

lazy sundays

At my house, we have “lazy Sundays”. The alarm is turned off, the to-do lists aren’t looked at, and it’s totally acceptable to take a nap on the couch in the middle of the day.

Here’s a quick recap of today’s lazy Sunday:
This morning I woke up at 7 am, grabbed some coffee, went for a long run, and threw in a couple loads of laundry before heading to brunch. Brunch consisted of laughing with my honey, turning our phones off, and stuffing our bellies a little more than usual. After brunch, we went for a long bike ride on the boardwalk, lounged on the couch in our comfies, watched war movies, and caught up on work with our laptops in front of us until we ordered carryout for dinner.

As I reflect back on this lazy Sunday, I notice that I’m not actually being lazy but taking time to do the things that make me happy. There is no agenda, no timeline, no pressure to answer every email or text that comes through right away. The day is spent taking the time to do whatever it is that I physically, mentally, or emotionally need to.

We often get sucked into this routine where we are running around in an attempt to please others that we forget to take care of ourselves. The truth is that taking a little bit of time for our own needs makes us more happy and productive.

What is it that you need? What is it that will make you happy? Maybe you consume an entire day like Sunday focusing on the things that your body, heart, and soul need. Maybe you add one task or one hour a day that is dedicated to you. Whatever it may be, know that you’re not being lazy or selfish. You’re simply taking the time to reset and refuel and do what is best for you while taking care of yourself.

Try this:

Just as you would make a to-do list, make a self-care list as well. Try to check off 5-7 per week! Here’s what mine currently looks like:

Enjoy your next lazy Sunday!

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