Perfect Sunday routine checklist!

Here are some self-care Sunday routine ideas, a Sunday happiness checklist, ideas for your weekend routine! It is often a rarity that we put ourselves first these days and take time to rest. If you manage to do any of these, give yourself a pat on the back!

PS a wonderful idea is to give these cards made with bee friendly wildflowers seeds to your family and friends.
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They can even plant the card afterwards, it’s a wonderful way to give bees a helping hand!

What do you do on a Sunday morning?

1. Give your fridge some loving

All nicely filled and prepared all ready for the week. Taking charge of your food is so much fun, fill the fridge with lots of healthy produce and wash and prepare things that need it. Filling the larder is a centuries old pastime where everything had to be prepared, stocked and stored for days and seasons ahead and it’s such a therapeutic and busy activity. Connecting with your food as much as possible makes it extra satisfying.

2. Create a little altar with all the things that make you feel powerful

And take time tending, adding to it, curating it.

3. Have fun organizing

Schedule in small things that mean a lot, like a visit to your favourite coffee shop or scheduling in eating a big tub of marshmallow fluff!

4. Smile on eight occasions throughout the day

Even force it if you need to, it is more powerful than you think – smiling more is a great exercise to practise wherever you are!

5. Make some Jasmine tea

6. Make rose and vanilla macarons

7. Matchy matchy

Accord your socks with your underwear, match your pyjamas or even your outfit to feel cute and tie your whole look together! I like having a ton of cute socks that all look the same, so they all match together… instead of a pair it is more like an extensive sock family haha!

8. Make a little savings jar for silk pillowcases

And romanticise simple restful activities. Craft a weighted blanket yourself to make it easier to sleep better. There are no limits to what you can create, creating a spa atmosphere by freshly painting your walls (add vanilla essence to the paint!), a clean, new, dreamy scent and creating some soft lighting or recreating the feel of a cave or forest with scent and even sound and lighting. Have fun creating the most relaxing space you can imagine in order to feel more restful and make it easier to get enough sleep.

9. Listen to Tchaikovsky

10. Wear a luxurious body cream

11. Wear your favourite lingerie or matching underwear

12. Make the underneath of your bed clean, tidy and fresh

13. Nourish your hair with masks and oils, detangle it and pop it in rollers

14. Create a miniature zen garden in your home

Find or thrift a shallow plant pot or similar, you can decorate it how you like and simply add some sand you can rake in pretty patterns, it makes a beautiful ornament and is so therapeutic styling it. You could even add some miniature plants or gemstones.

15. Change out the pictures in your frames

For a fresh look

16. Do something you used to love as a child

17. Light a soft vanilla candle

18. Eat something with honey

19. Set a baking challenge

20. Plan your birthday celebrations

21. Stroke a pet

It can be yours or maybe offer to puppy sit for a new dog owner! Or offer to puppy sit them overnight for a pet sleepover!

22. Hold a puppy party

Or playdate, invite your friends round with their dogs, to socialise and have fun together

23. Write down things you have tried

That made you feel pretty, more confident or maybe less insecure recently

24. Dress something in your house up funny

Put googly eyes or glasses on an inanimate object for the fun of it, to thrill your visitors, possibly become Miranda Hart and to feel like you’re in Beauty and the Beast!

25. Hold a contest with your loved ones

26. Prepare some rainy day outfits

For the week ahead, so you’ll get excited whenever it rains!

27. Wear cosy socks up to your thighs

And do that spin around the kitchen dance in them

28. Arrange a pretty window display

29. Go and stargaze

Go outside and look at the stars for as long as you like

30. Plant some new seeds to look after

31. Restore your skin barrier

With an easy kind to skin moisturizer. One of the best ways to take care of, and nourish, our skin is to repair its outer barrier, which will protect it from harsh elements and drying out. It is one of the most important skincare routine components for every skin type, especially oily as the skin can overcompensate and produce more oil in response to a damaged skin barrier. You can find out more here about what you can use to reduce excess shine and keep oil at bay.

32. Try three new hairstyles

33. Iron, debobble and mend your clothes

Show them lots of love

34. Plan out some bee garden or veggie garden ideas

Or miniature garden ideas in some little trays. Practising growing things on a smaller scale means you will learn so much. Spreading the joy of plants is so much fun!

35. Play tennis in an adorable outfit

36. Role play as a different character

Even in the smallest way – from Marie Antoinette to Madame De Pompadour, there are endless stories and glamorous characters from history to play as and imitate!

37. Eat chocolate in a beautiful way

Make eating chocolate intentional and explore different kinds, different treats and ways to indulge in a fully conscious and present state, where all you can think about is the dessert you are eating.

38. Go for a speedwalk in some adorable sneakers

Wearing cute gym gear or sneakers is a whole reward in itself.

How do you spend Sundays?

Pampering and nourishing the things around us, our own little spaces and giving to those around us and our surroundings, looking after, curating, caring for and furnishing as giving and tending to is one of surest ways to happiness, if only for a brief moment. It’s also a lovely idea to create a special ritual that you look forward to all week!

Check these off as you try each one!

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14 Comments

  1. blank October 17, 2020 / 10:13 am

    I’ve wanted silk pillowcases since forever! It’s a great idea to start saving up for them. This routine gives so many ideas for a wonderful Sunday… Love the post as always Elizabeth! You are so so creative!
    Have an awesome weekend! x

    Julia x
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      Elizabeth
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      October 19, 2020 / 9:15 pm

      Aw thank you Julia! That is so kind, I’m so glad you liked it 😀 I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!! ♡

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      Elizabeth
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      October 19, 2020 / 9:16 pm

      Aw that’s the happiest thing! Thanks so much Shauna! ♡

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      Elizabeth
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      October 19, 2020 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle, that is so kind! ♡

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      Elizabeth
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      October 19, 2020 / 9:18 pm

      Ahh no, that’s the best thing of all haha! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! ♡

  2. blank October 18, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    This is such a great post! I love the idea of trying new hairstyles, I’m trying to get better at styling my hair so I definitely need to get trying that one out xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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      Elizabeth
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      October 19, 2020 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks so much Hannah! I’m so glad you liked the post 😀 ♡

  3. blank October 22, 2020 / 7:39 am

    I love the very first one, about getting food ready (and everything else that followed!) I often forget to clean and tend to the fridge and food and than don’t know what I have or what I want for the week. I’d love to try this and make a menu on Sunday’s. <3 Wonderful post!

    Sukeban AK (Angie) | https://sukebanak.blogspot.com/

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    Setitra
    November 19, 2020 / 3:11 am

    These are some really great ideas. Haven’t star gaze in long time, honestly sounds like a relaxing night.

    Setitra @ http://www.setitraymccain.com

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