Sunday is like the Marmite of days, most of us spend the majority of the day basking in the calm, relaxing aura of a Sunday until it hits 6pm and you start feeling the stress of Monday creeping up behind you.
To help ease you into a new week we’ve put together a list of some things you can implement into creating a soothing self-love Sunday…
Let’s face it, we all have some sort of skincare routine we rush through hastily during the week – so use Sunday to take time with your skin. Pop on a sheet mask, or layer up in a detoxifying clay mask – Whichever you choose, we guarantee your skin will thank you for it!
Editor Recommends: A super hydrating hylauronic sheet mask from Garnier or The deep cleaning, oil busting Kaolin Clay mask from The Inkey List.
Blast that music
Yep, crank up the volume – Find your perfect playlist and enjoy yourself. We truly believe music is good for the soul and according to many studies, it has been found that listening to some of your favourite tracks can decrease levels of cortisone within us, aka the “stress hormone”.
Editor is currently listening to: JaguarDeejay – Sunday Sessions 006 on Mixcloud
For those of us who enjoy cooking, Sunday is a great day to take your time with it, whether your slow cooking that Sunday roast or trying that new recipe you found online. Some of you may hate the thought of cooking, but why not use Sunday as a way of sparking some creativity – Find a yummy baking recipe and set yourself a fun challenge by making it!
Editor’s flavour of the week recipe: Check out how I made Lemon pepper wings here
Set your weekly goals
This may sound tedious, and the complete opposite of de-stressing – but in actual fact setting your goals for the week can help you look Monday in the face without the anxiety resting on your shoulders, you can skip into the week feeling assured that you’ve got a plan!
Editor Recommends: Grab yourself a stylish notepad and pen to make setting your goals feel cute.
Go for a Sunday Stroll
Take a rest from the gym, but still keep your activity levels up but going for a Sunday stroll, the fresh air will do wonders for clearing your head and you can still get your daily steps in.
Editor Recommends: Find a nice local park and help your community by grabbing a hot drink from an independent coffee shop nearby to sip on while you walk!