12 Things You Absolutely Have To Do On A Sunday

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Because let’s face it, it’s a day for the finer things in life.

Whereas Saturday is spent racing to the post office before it closes, attempting to fit in a gym session and panic buying possible night out outfits from H&M (here’s my post on making yours productive), Sunday is it’s sexier, lazier sister.

It’s the spa weekend to an Ibiza weekend, the herbal tea to a can of Relentless, the homemade leek and potato soup to a Big Mac meal. It’s not always as fun, upbeat and memorable, but it’s just as enjoyable and way better on the soul.

Oh Sunday, you snug little champ.

 

1. GO FOR A WALK

Get up earlyish and embrace the fresh air. If it’s sunny, head into the countryside kitted out with fresh coffee, mucky trainers and sunglasses (to give you a chic edge for Insta snaps, duh) and start exploring. It’s exercise without feeling like exercise, and isn’t that the best kind?

If it’s raining, you’re off the hook, take a hint from the grey skies and treat yo self to a lie in. Or a swim at the gym if you want to be active and that.

 

2. GO CAR BOOTIN’

Before you head out on said walk, visit your local car boot – but make sure you’re there before 9am otherwise it’s kind of a waste because all the good stuff’s already been snapped up. Truth hurts.

It’s where I find most of my homeware steals and they’re SO much cheaper than eBay – we got our big lounge mirror for a fiver and then painted it, and our orange velvet stool for the same price. Also a great way to hunt out things like Levi shorts and vintage style dresses.

Also makes you feel way cooler than you actually are.

 

3. GET COFFEE

You know how during the week you basically have to peel yourself off the Starbucks glass door to stop yourself splurging half your monthly wage on skinny lattes to go? On Sunday you have to DO IT.

Get the biggest, foamiest dreamboat you can find, with added syrup because come onnnnn it’s Sunday and you deserve this.

Drink it in and feel like a swish lady about town or take out and get exploring (or get a cappuccino from McDonald’s drive through and enjoy in bed – surprisingly good AND megz cheap).

 

4. EAT EGGS

Have ’em poached with avocado and sourdough bread or scrambled with smoked salmon and a bagel or fried with bacon and ketchup in a sandwich. If ever there was a day that cereal and milk don’t quite cut it, it’s Sunday.

 

5. SEE FAMILY

This reminds me of being little, back in the days where Sundays were still regarded as a roast and see your cousins kinda day. Now, it’s harder to find time for two-course get togethers with games, but it’s still nice to invite people over for a cuppa (and half a pack of Digestives), even if it’s just for half an hour.

Or swing by your parent’s house on the way back from scooping your coffee and second hand homeware haul. Social interaction makes the world go round.

 

6. CHANGE YOUR BED SHEETS

I recently got treated to a set of semi-expensive good-quality cotton bed sheets by BHS and they’ve literally blown my mind. OK, not literally, like my head is still all in one piece, panic over.

I think they cost about £40 and have a high thread count, but they just feel SO much softer on my skin than my cheap Tesco ones.

Whilst you’re on a caffeine and fresh air high whip your old bed sheets into the washing machine and stick on some new ones. You know how good that’s going to feel when you climb in-between the sheets ready for an early night later on. So damn good. Best part of the weekend good.

 

7. PLAY A BOARD GAME

You don’t realise quite how much you bloody love Monopoly and Cluedo until you’re 15 minutes in and then OMG WHY DON’T WE PLAY THIS ALL THE TIME?

If you can’t quite muster up enough people for a full on gameathon, then bully your boyfriend or gal pal into Scrabble at least. It’s basically good for you because y’know, it involves using your brain and learning new words.

 

8. PUDDING

There’s no day that screams YOU NEED TO GO AND HAVE PUDDING NOW, than Sunday. It’s such a pudding kinda day. A hot pudding with custard kinda day.

It’s also the most forget-about-juices-and-salad kinda day. It was made for indulging in beige coloured foods – most notably potatoes. Either crispy and roasted or creamy and mashed. Followed by pudding, because obvs.

(Effing heck I’m hungry writing this)

 

9. BASIC PAMPER

You know the drill. Bring out the bath bombs, bubble bath and oils and have one of those long soaks that feels like it’s washing all the regret and stress right off your soul. Do a face mask, paint your nails and feel completely and utterly prepped for the week ahead.

There’s nothing better than feeling like you look your best and feeling confident in yourself, is there?

 

10. BRING YOUR DUVET TO THE SOFA

I don’t think even needs an explanation. Just… Sunday.

 

11. BOXSET

There’s pretty much no feeling that quite matches that of sinking back onto the sofa with tea, your duvet and a good boxset.

Sunday evening films used to be the prime of feeling like part of a community on Facebook and Twitter – like you were all at the cinema together, but there’s hardly been anything good on recently has there? No, but srsly, what even is this?

I love chain-watching something where you’ve got an endless amount of episodes still to get through. Something like Grey’s Anatomy or Luther or Pretty Little Liars. Binge TV at its finest.

 

12. PLAN FOR THE WEEK

There’s two reasons this is bloody fantastic – firstly it gives you things to look forward to which makes the idea of Monday morning coming around just a teeny, tiny bit easier to digest, and secondly? It makes you feel organised and in control.

Which, let’s face it, will make attempting that early night’s sleep so much easier when you’ve not got worry and panic aggressively trying to give you a large helping of insomnia. Thanks brain.

 

  • Gemma

    This could be my favourite post to date 🙂 x

  • I was literally just thinking an omelette would be the perfect Sunday breakfas!

  • Soperella

    Hi, just “discovered” you (+1 follower)…that´s another thing to add: waste your time on the Internet and realize how time flies!:´D jk I love your “things”-lists and I´m definitely going to do some of it to day!
    A beautiful and sunny sunday…
    Soperella.

  • Great list, I want to play Monopoly now ha! I’ve got lots of planning to do today, start a new job tomorrow in a place I don’t know and have to find all the travel info arghhh

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  • Eve

    Great list! I might follow your lead today.

    Eve xo
    http://anorganisedscatterbrain.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

  • Sundays are always the best! I like to use it to catch up on Bloglovin and get some blog ideas written down. Also, Scrabble is my life, I love that game so much! My dad is arriving in Paris this evening and I made sure to ask that he bring playing cards as well for his visit, Canasta is the love of my life!

    Julia

    ExploresMore.com

  • Love this post! I definitely know what I’m going to be up to today! Just gutted I have no bath bomb for a nice soak. xx

  • Another perfect post – you’re on a roll! 😉

  • Brilliant post. I love Sundays, they are just made for lounging around and indulging in all the things you don’t normally get time for. I’ve just finished demolishing some pancakes and Nutella and I’m definitely thinking about whipping the Scrabble out later xx

    http://www.kirstytalks.co.uk

  • Board games and pudding, yes! Sundays were made for games, roasts and baked goods.

    Simply Shell xo

  • I love these kinds of posts you do 🙂 All I want now though is eggs benedict followed by sticky toffee pudding and here in France supermarkets are all shut on a sunday ! 🙁

    Camilla I summerisntover.com

  • I love this list!! Especially the car boot, board game, and planning. Okay mostly the car boot because they’re amazing

    x
    https://siobhanrothwell.wordpress.com/

  • Love this! Sundays are my absolute fave – the only day I can properly relax without feeling guilty!

    Sophie Cliff

  • I love Sundays, perfect time to relax or get things ready for the week ahead 🙂

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • Only done the basic pamper so far…need to get onto the rest!

    Ella xx

  • I love the feeling of clean sheets, and I haven’t played a board game in ages – maybe next weekend, I’ll go all out on the Cluedo!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • I always have pancakes on Sunday with a truck load of honey on top ! There’s nothing better.

    https://aventuresdumondee.wordpress.com/

  • em

    board games always!

    http://www.thewonderlanders.com

  • I love this post! Usually posts about Sundays are about upping your productivity levels but it’s so refreshing to see this easy going, chilled out list :’) I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    katiegoodluck.blogspot.co.uk

  • Cat

    Sunday totally IS a pudding day! You’re so, so right!

  • I am back at home in England on Tuesday and have printed this off in preparation for a weekend full of baths/clean sheets/Marks&Spencer melt-in-middle puddings and Harry potter marathons. FUCK SO EXCITED. Sophie xx
    http://www.fashionnomads.com

  • Sundays are my favourite day of the week!
    Love this post!
    Rosie
    x
    http://www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

  • Lor

    Great post! Going for walks and getting coffee are a must 🙂

    ~Lor @ lovelyandcozy.com

  • I really want to get down to a car boot sale this summer. So much to get rid of, (so I can inevitably replace it with more car boot sale finds!).

    Milli


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