Last updated on September 28th, 2022 at 11:28 am
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It’s taken me a while to truly understand what “well-being” means and, if I’m completely honest, I still don’t think I’m 100% sure as someone always seems to suggest something different. I would physically have to search for self-care tips to help myself. However, here are some simple ideas to help you make a start with Sunday self-care.
What is self care…?
I always thought that well-being was about doing yoga and drinking green tea but, now, I realise that, actually, it’s a lot more than that, and it’s very unique to each individual.
Don’t get me wrong, I have fleeting moments of inspiration to do Yoga every few months and will find myself searching for ‘Beginners’ Guides’ on YouTube. I even quite enjoy it when I do it.
However, I’ve come to realise that, in order to take care of my well-being on a regular basis, I need to make time to do the things that I enjoy. Sometimes, that’s just switching off from the world by reading a book or even playing the PlayStation for an hour or so.
I hope this simple list of Sunday self-care ideas helps you to make time for yourself and to help boost your mental health.
…and where do I begin?
One thing that I’ve introduced this year, as part of my New Year’s Resolution, is to ensure that I set aside a couple of hours on a Sunday evening to really pamper myself. Here is a list of self care tips which I personally enjoy on my ‘Self-Care Sundays’:
- Run a nice, hot bath with (lots of!) bubbles
- Light a candle
- Apply a face mask (nothing expensive, mine cost about 99p from Superdrug)
- Wash hair and apply a hair mask
- Soak for a good 40 minutes
- Switch off! – do this by either reading a book or playing a game on your phone (no social media or news)
- Enjoy it
It’s the simple things
I admit, this is nothing groundbreaking! You’re probably thinking “It’s just a bath!” And it is!! However, the key for me was making sure that this Sunday ritual becomes a thing. For the past two years, I’ve ensured that I take this time for myself every Sunday evening.
It’s done wonders for de-stressing me before I get back to the stressful working week. It has even helped combat that ‘Smonday’ feeling that I get around 4pm on a Sunday afternoon, after I’ve finished my Sunday roast.
I would say this is one of the best tips I can offer in this list of 10 ways to take care of yourself.
Give me that healthy glow!
Having this ritual has even encouraged me to take care of my skin throughout the week too. Every evening, before going to sleep, I apply all my lotions and potions, including anti-wrinkle cream, eye-lifting cream and Carmex. This is something I didn’t really do last year but, because of the inspiration taken from my ‘Sunday self-care’ sessions, I subconsciously want to keep that feeling going throughout the week.
Since putting this 2020 New Year’s resolution into place, I’ve seen such a difference in my skin’s complexion. My mental mood has improved too. I don’t seem to suffer as many “stress spots” (those awful spots that crop up around your jawline) and my sleep patterns are better. Usually, I would wake up at about 5:30am. Now, I sleep right up to my alarm in the week and to about 8am on the weekend. I honestly can’t remember sleeping in so late.
Back to Basics
So, yes, this is a very basic suggestion of how to improve your well-being, but sometimes it’s worth starting with the basics and building your way up. Lee, my husband, has even noticed himself how much these ‘Sunday self-care’ sessions are helping me that he even bought a beautiful pamper hamper for Valentine’s Day.
You can purchase a selection of Spa Luxetique products here to help you with your own ‘Sunday self-care’.
Remember, your well-being is massaged in a completely different way to someone else’s. It needs to be a change in your routine that sticks. For me, it was pencilling in my ‘Sunday self-care’ sessions and they’ve been a fabulous start to 2021.
I would love to know how you look after yourself and take care of your own well-being. Let me know in the comments below how you de-stress and switch off from the world. I hope these self care tips have inspired you in some way.
In the words of Vivienne and Kit in Pretty Woman: “Take care of you!”
Sunday self-care sessions are a little trickier to pencil in when you have a newborn (read about us welcoming our little bundle into the world) but it’s still important that you do make time for you.
4 thoughts on “Super Sunday Self-Care: 7 simples ways to boost your mental health”
This is lovely. The simple things are the most important. I love having a bath and reading for a good hour. The best feeling in the world.
Thank you so much – it really is the simple things and I think 2020 and 2021 have really taught us to appreciate the basics in life 🙂
Good reminder Loulabella. I begin every day with meditating and yoga to care for myself but know taking 1 day a week to really relax on a deeper level allows my energy to flow so I feel better. Resting and recharging are keys to well-being, whatever the definition is for us 🙂 Great ideas here.
Oh that’s so good that you do meditation and yoga every day!! I bet you feel so good for it too. Thank you so much for your kind words ?