Yes. I am well aware that today is in fact Monday. As someone who suffers from the occasional “Sunday Scaries,” I have started to fully embrace showing myself a little self-love before the weekend ends and the new week begins.
I feel like my weeks goes something like this: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday—blink—and it is Monday…again. Yours, too? So, to combat the feeling that I work 24/7 and never have any time for myself, I have made a conscious effort to make Sunday all about self-care (of course, when Sunday is occupied, a Saturday will work, too).
My day of self-care typically begins with a morning walk to get a coffee. This weekend, I decided to stop at Real Food, Real People, and bring along a book. As I sipped on my berry protein smoothie, I started reading Michelle Cady’s new book, Self-Care in the City (pick up your copy, here). Michelle is a New York City-based health coach that I connected with through Instagram. After chatting with her by phone last week, I knew I needed to order her book. But for now, I spent my Sunday morning enjoying a book, in the nook of a beautiful space. It was the perfect way to start my leisurely #Sundaze.
After getting a few pages in, and a smoothie in my belly, I walked to pick up groceries to meal prep with for the week. I haven’t walked to get groceries since I lived in Washington, D.C. as a college student sans car. It certainly brought back memories, and also reminded me that I could only purchase what I could carry (so much for overbuying!).
Once home, I unpacked my groceries and got busy thinking of things to make for the week ahead. I’ve never been much of a meal planner, but I suddenly found lots of joy (not to mention, a real sense of accomplishment) when I successfully planned my meals for the first few days of the week ahead.
Next up, of course, was cleaning and laundry. But after that, it was all about an at-home facial and a manicure (Essie’s California Coral, in case you were wondering).
Before I knew it, it was 10 p.m.—time to put my feet up and celebrate a day of self-care well done!
How do you show yourself self-care on the weekend?