A Day of Rest | Giftie Etcetera: A Day of Rest

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Day of Rest

I'm not particularly good at Sundays. I tend to try and do all sorts of tasks and get worn out. Or I do nothing and get sad in anticipation of Monday. Take solace, Monday. Sundays are truly my least favorite day of the week.

So I'm doing something different lately.

1. I only plan fun appointments on Sundays. We go to Mass, then dinner with friends or a playdate in the park is allowed. A trip to Home Depot for new tile is NOT.

2. I keep my to do list short. If I can do something during the week instead, I move that to a weekday.

Today, that means I make a grocery list for tomorrow, do my daily stuff, and clean my filthy yoga mat before class tomorrow. That's all I'm doing that is not fun. (And, let's be honest, I kind of enjoy making a grocery list.)

3. I find some alone time. It's tempting, with work and errands and school all week for my family, to want to spend all day Sunday together. But I find we all do better if we mix extrovert and introvert type activities. That might mean reading instead of playing a board game, and that is just fine with me!

How do you handle Sundays?



Nurse L said...

I love this! I tend to dislike Sunday's, too, for the very same reasons you mentioned. I'm going to try your new way. Thanks!

Nancy B said...

Thanks for this post. It's so tempting to play catch-up on Sundays when one has a lot to do. This message of keeping Sunday as a day of rest has been hitting me from multiple sources lately, so I guess I should sit up and pay attention to it. :)