1. VENTURE OUT ON YOUR OWN
We can be so used to doing activities with others that the idea of going to brunch or a movie on your own might feel a little strange. However, once you let your self-consciousness go, there can be something truly freeing that comes with the independence of doing things by yourself.
The great thing about heading out on your own is that you get to focus on yourself and what you want to do with your time. Check out the art exhibition that intrigues you, take your book to a café, or spend as long as you like in your favourite shop without worrying about holding someone else up.
2. GO EXPLORING
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a new place, so I’m a huge fan of travel. If I don’t already have a trip coming up, I’m daydreaming about where I could go for my next one. (If you haven’t seen the vlog of my cruise with my fiancé Ben recently, click <here> to see it).
The thing is, sometimes we can get so focused on exploring exotic, novel locations that we can forget how much there is to see in our own backyard. It could be as simple as heading to a new suburb for your morning coffee, or going for a Sunday drive to the other side of the city or a neighbouring town. You’ll be amazed at what hidden gems you discover by wandering outside of your usual area.
4. GET OUT IN NATURE
There’s a reason why Instagram is filled with pictures of nature and it’s not just because it makes a pretty picture. We have an instinctive attraction to the outdoors, and thankfully we’re rewarded for it. Getting out in nature replenishes our body, builds up our immunity and is a proven mood-booster. If you can’t get out hiking or to the beach, head to the local park or get out in your garden. Your body and mind will thank you for it.
6. CHECK OUT A LOCAL EVENT
Feeling bored but not sure what to do? Google what’s going on in your area or check out Facebook events around you. It could be anything; a comedy show, a local market, or a music gig. Sometimes, the best events are the ones you least expect, so keep an open mind and go with the flow.
8. FIND YOUR INNER ZEN
Relaxation looks different for everyone so this one doesn’t have an exact formula. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a yoga class or simply chilling out with a glass of wine, set aside time on your Sunday to shut out distractions and truly relax. Even if it’s just for an hour or so, it will put you in a state of peace that will last well into the next week.
Happy Sunday resting!