You know those heavily planned Sunday Fundays? Where you happily bop from activity to activity until you drift off to sleep grateful for the amazing day you had?
Today was not one of those days for me.
Today became Self Care Sunday, where all my plans were cancelled and I stayed snuggled up nursing a headache.
But, I'll still go to bed tonight grateful for the refueling day I had. Here's how I nurture myself when I wake up feeling heavy, run-down, and worn out.
1. SLEEP--Sunday is the only day I don't have to set my alarm clock. I take advantage by sleeping in and even napping during the day. It was easy to do today, as my headache required me to be in a darkened room while the pain subsided. But, any day I get a lot of sleep makes me feel refreshed and restored.
2. JOURNAL--Writing allows me to figure out what I'm feeling. And then it's all right there for me to see in ink. And then it's up to me how I heal said emotion. But, spending time with my journal and just writing allows thoughts to come to the surface I hadn't fully known existed. Then, I go further into research as to how I can change my thought patterns on this particular emotion/subject/topic. Which leads me to...
3. LISTEN--I get on YouTube and listen to teachings from my favorite spiritual teachers. These teachers help me see things differently and shift my thinking from negative to positive. I put on my headphones and get quiet and just let their words wash over me. My current teachers on repeat are Louise Hay, Gabrielle Bernstein, Jordan Bach, and Amanda Frances. I'll also go to my fave Instagram accounts for uplifting quotes and dialogue. Staying immersed with people who are vibing high keeps me vibing high and healing my wounds as well.
4. Lastly, I WATCH--Before I go to bed, I watch a fave tv show or movie. This brings out my inner hopeless romantic and allows me to dream of positive things for my own life and love. Some of my faves to indulge in are When Calls the Heart, Hallmark Christmas movies (no matter what time of year), Center Stage, Clueless, and most Nicholas Sparks movies.
Now, I want to hear from you. How do you care for yourself during a self care day? Leave a comment below and let's get to talking!