Sundays have a particular role within any week. They follow Saturdays and are the second day of rest, but they are also before Mondays when you usually head to work. Due to this dubious nature, it might be difficult to decide what to do. The following activities can help bring some focus to your Sundays.
1. Turn Off the Alarm
The weekend presents a great opportunity to sleep in and wake up later, especially if you struggle to reach your recommended hours during the week. You may also be tempted to force more sleep once you wake up or lay in bed for a longer time, which can result in an uneventful day. If you are unsure about what to do, just let your body make the decision. Turn off the alarm clock and wake up when your body feels rested and satisfied. You will feel energized while also having time to tackle the day’s activities.
2. Make a Special Meal
Your weekly responsibilities can leave you with less time to cook. You might find yourself repeating the same simple meals or spending too much money eating out. The weekend provides enough time for truly meaningful cooking, but you understandably might not rush to do it on the first day off. Sunday can be the perfect time to try a recipe you always wanted to make. If you do not have something in mind, old cookbooks and online resources such as the Kitchen Community can provide plenty of fresh ideas.
3. Catch Up on Hobbies
The weekend is not just a great time to pursue cooking, but other hobbies and pastimes as well. Sundays provide perfect opportunities to work on old activities or learn new ones. See if the local community or art centers hold Sunday classes or if you can find free online lessons. You can learn about painting, writing, photography, and more. Perhaps you want to develop your music skills or write a new script. Even solving puzzles and crosswords can be both entertaining and challenging.
4. Complete Minor Chores
In addition to work hours and necessities such as eating and sleeping, your week is likely full of important chores such as cleaning the floors, washing dishes, doing laundry, and others. However, there are also tasks that slip through the cracks because they are non-urgent, so they are easy to delay. If you want to be proactive on Sundays, these chores can keep you busy. Some of these errands include decluttering your car, washing your bedsheets, and balancing your calendar.
5. Plan the Rest of the Week
Sundays can be stressful because you are probably dreading the upcoming week and all the challenges it brings. You can diminish this stress and make these next few days easier by planning the day before. Make a schedule where you can fit tasks you want to complete during that time. Work on your meal prep to streamline your lunch. Craft an intention statement to keep you motivated and focused throughout each week.
The ambiguity of Sundays between rest and work can make it difficult to make plans. Select one or two activities and focus on them during these days to create some structure.