If the days of the week have started to blur, it may be time to reclaim those sweet Sunday vibes. Mapping out the perfect stay at home Sunday plan can help to bring a celebratory structure to your weekend. We all know Sunday’s are synonymous with lingering in personal luxury, taking things super easy and practicing all those tiny kindnesses to the self. Here’s how we are planning to spend the perfect Sunday at home…
Read in Bed
Sunday’s aren’t about leaping out of bed and diving right into business; these are the mornings to linger, lounge and take things slow. If it’s a bright day, open your curtains and let the light stream in across your bed as you pick up a book. Cozy beneath the covers, soft sunlight on your face, and enchanted by the pages in your hands – this is the way to start the day.
Have a Beautiful Brunch
When hunger calls, pad softly down to the kitchen and whip up a glorious brunch. Smashed avocado, eggs and spinach on sourdough or a mango fresh fruit salad, or perhaps smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels scattered with berry bright capers and served with a frothy coffee.
Go for Gentle Yoga
If you don’t want to let your exercise get away from you on the weekends, then pick a gentle yoga practice. Yin yoga or anything that invites soft stretching and positive flow is the perfect Sunday practice. Yin especially is glorious on the weekend and we spend a lot of our week pushing the yang element, meaning that a little yin woven in can bring us back to balance.
Potter With a Podcast
Tune in to your favorite podcast and take an hour or two to potter around. Whether it's pruning your plants, slowly arranging your ‘to read’ pile, or scouring recipes for the coming week on the World Wide Web, this time isn’t about cleaning and ploughing through tasks but about going gentle. Sunday podcasts we love are Dear Sugars, Women on the Road, and Gretchen Rubin’s Happier.
Take an Afternoon Bath
Sure, an evening bath is an ultimate way to relax, but an afternoon bath is a beautiful indulgence that is sure to leave you feeling like a queen. Warm sunlight through the window, steam, bubbles, a magazine and nothing to do but soak and soak for hours on end.
A little grownup nostalgia for childhood treats goes a long way. Whether it’s a board game, browsing your old family holiday snaps, coloring in or painting, or curling up on the sofa to watch a movie you once loved. These callbacks to younger days are a great way of soothing the soul, tapping into softer joy, and bringing about the spirit of innocence.
A Decadent Dinner
Treat Sunday suppers with the sanctimony they deserve. This is your night for lighting candles and cooking long and slow. If you don’t find the kitchen a relaxing place to be, then slow cooker Sundays can really take the weight off. Rainy Sundays call for simmering stews, warm curries and hearty soups. Warmer weather can invite pulled pork to be cooked slow and served with tacos, beer and slaw. Whatever you choose to whip up in the kitchen, make it about all the senses and pure pleasure.
Which celebratory routines do you weave into your Sundays? Share with us in the comments and let’s get some gorgeous weekend inspiration…