Every Sunday seems to go the same; sleep in a little, lazily finish your morning coffee, do the laundry for the week, and slowly as the day goes on the Sunday Scaries creep in. The fatigue from your busy weekend kicks in, the anxiety of the looming work week begins disrupting your should be relaxing day, and before you know it, your productive and rejuvenating Sunday has turned into you laying on the couch, not knowing what to do with yourself, binge watching Scandal on Netflix, dreading the Monday morning to come.
If this sounds all too familiar to you, try this Self-Care Sunday routine, meant to relax, rejuvenate, and ready you for the work week.
Instead of rolling out of bed and dragging for the rest of the day, ease into your morning by waking up your body. Morning stretching will help to wake up your muscles, clear your mind, and center your spirit. The best part… you don’t even have to get out of bed yet! Try some Cobra and Cat-Cow poses to help loosen up and reduce stress on the back. Check out Yoga International for informative and instructive tutorials and articles on yoga.
Next on the agenda for self-care Sunday -- Caffeine! Who doesn’t want a little caffeine boost in the morning? Instead of the usual coffee that makes you all jittery, try brewing energizing, Numi Organic Tea. It couldn’t be easier, heat up water on the stove and steep your favorite tea. Numi’s Jasmine Green tea is perfect for morning soothing while still giving you that medium caffeine boost without sending you into a frenzy.
Now that you’re awake, it’s time to set yourself up for a successful week, because self-care is about more than just treating yourself. Now laundry and food prep don’t sound like your typical self-care Sunday activities, but trust me, doing these on Sunday will eliminate stress and save you time during the week. Double dip your time by meal prepping while your washer and dryer are going, and don’t forget to light your Loma for Life Aromatherapy Candle to keep relaxed and calm as you prep. Try Loma for Life's Vanilla & Blood Orange for warm, naturally-inspired fragrances for the Fall and Winter seasons.
As 7 o’clock rolls around, keep the pre-Monday anxiety at bay by running yourself a bubble bath. Light some more of your Loma for Life's Aromatherapy candles to create a soothing mood, use Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe, and wash up with Loma for Life Body Wash. Try naturally-healing, organic Vanilla for a warm, relaxing scent before bed. After drying off, lotion up with Loma for Life’s body lotion to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated throughout the dry winter months. Available in Vanilla, Citrus, and Mango. As you head off to bed remember to limit electronics and stimulants to ensure a deep, restorative night’s sleep. See Loma’s “Sleep Healthy to Stay Healthy” article for healthy bedtime practices.
End your Sunday feeling fulfilled, de-stressed, and prepared to take on the busy week ahead.