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How do you like to spend your Sunday?

I understand that some people don’t have the weekend off, or don’t necessarily take it off. In which case, substitute “Sunday” with whatever day you have off.

The question is, what do you do on your day off, do you have a routine you follow, and if so, what has worked best for you?

For me, my Sunday routine has basically followed one of three trends in the last few months:

Scenario #1

Scenario #1 is where I spend a third of the day outside, a third of the day reading, and a third of the day playing guitar.

Going outside might look like going for a drive, having lunch, getting a bubble tea, maybe do a bit of shopping.

Reading is self-explanatory. I will get into some good books.

As for playing the guitar, I’ll work on something new, to keep developing my skill on the instrument.

I do find this routine somewhat energizing, and I feel accomplished after completing it. But I usually wake up feeling tired the next day.

Scenario #2

This is basically where I do nothing. Spend most of my time in bed watching Netflix, potentially while playing something on my Nintendo 3DS.

This has been a good way to spend a day off from time to time. Everyone needs a break. But on a more regular basis, it doesn’t work. I usually wake up tired the next day.

Scenario #3

Scenario #3 is what I stumbled on yesterday.

I stayed in bed until about noon, at which point I prepared to go outside. I loaded up my laptop bag with my computer, iPad, book, and newsletter (No B.S. Letter).

First, I went to the bakery for my breakfast. Then, I went to Starbucks and read for a couple of hours.

Then, I went shopping for a bit before returning home with a pizza and spending the rest of the night laying in bed and watching Netflix.

I woke up today feeling refreshed and energized.

Lessons

While I don’t know if I have my Sunday “dialed in” yet, I know I’m getting close. Here are some of the things I’ve realized:

  • Organizing and cleaning up does make you feel better
  • It’s always good to get more sunlight and limit exposure to screens when possible (get out into nature)
  • Breakfast is more enjoyable when it’s healthy and something that tastes good (the bakery I went to largely serves healthy breads and pastries)
  • Catching up on your reading is a great way to reflect and find inspiration for your current projects and life circumstances
  • Taking care of odds and ends takes a load off the mind – just don’t overspend in the process

Thanks for reading.

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