Self-care Sundays: make time for yourself

Mental wellness. Mental wellbeing. Self-care. These are some of the “buzz words” you may’ve heard or come across recently but they’re words not to be taken lightly of. If there’s anything I’ve taught myself this year and a half is to find time to take care of myself – physically, spiritually and mentally.

So much has gone on these last couple of years has really opened my eyes and made me question a lot of things. I also spent time reflecting on myself and my family, what the future could mean for my children who are mixed heritage. Just when you think the country has really come together and being united, it took one event for some people to really show their true colours and hostility towards others. There’s still a lot of unlearning to be done but that’s a story for another post…

What self-care Sundays are all about…

Even when you feel like you’re too busy to take care of yourself, find the time to do it. Your mind and body will thank you for it. I’ve not been the best at looking after my physical health since lockdown hit and even now, I’m struggling to find my mojo with my yoga practice and haven’t been motivated to get my fitness levels back to what they used to be. It’s going to take me a while but I’m trying to eat balanced meals to help me stay energised and at least stay healthy from the inside.

Self-care Sunday is one day a week where I do something for myself. That sounds easy enough but it’s quite difficult when you’re constantly putting yourself last. So, I try to dedicate at least an hour to myself after I put the kids to bed. Whether that be a lovely bath soak, or making myself a delicious restaurant-worth meal I take my time to do it, and take my time to enjoy/savour it. Some Sundays, it’s simply turning off all electronics, lighting the candles and just enjoying the quietness of the evening. Bliss!

10 ways to enjoy self-care Sundays:

Here are 10 easy examples of how you can look after your self-care on Sundays.

1. Take time out for mindful meditation or self-reflection

2. Dance like nobody’s watching to some feel-good music

3. Enjoy a relaxing bath soak

4. Start journalling

5. Cook or bake your favourite dish/healthy meal

6. Sing a song, write a poem or read a book

7. Enjoy a nature walk/forest bathing

8. Try gentle exercise ie. yoga, tai chi, swimming

9. Get better sleep

10. Join a wellbeing masterclass

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UK Family Travel & Lifestyle Blogger. Mama of two. Juggling motherhood, work, life and everything else in between. :-)

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