Sundays as Sundays

In the ‘old days’ Sundays were separate and apart from the rest of the week. I’m in my late thirties and I can remember that there were not any shops open on a Sunday. I was pleased when this changed as I think it was just before I could start working, so as well as working on a Saturday in Sainsburys and a week night after college I was able to work on Sundays too. Hmm. Maybe my workaholic tendencies showed early on!

But on Sundays I keep as something special.

I DO NOT:

turn on my computer or iPad
go on the internet (with the exception of getting an address if we are going out)
go on social media
read books that I take notes on
read books that are work related
turn my work phone on
do anything even vaguely work related
channel surf on the TV AKA watching crap

I DO:

yoga
meditate
pray
snooze
read fiction
read books on spirituality
play music
listen to music
draw
paint
work in my soulbook
go for walks
swim
meet with friends/family
spend time with my husband
play board/card based games
day dreaming
listen to audiobooks
stare out of the window
gardening
watch specific TV programmes
go to the cinema
go out for a coffee
go out for a meal
cook
bake

Sundays are an incredibly relaxing day as a result of this. I do have my phone with me if I am out as talking/texting with friends, listening to music and audiobooks are all allowed, I just don’t access the internet/social media at all.

Stress really affects my health and this is another way that I try to manage stress, by having complete down time. I guess it could be seen as old fashioned, but I do think it is important to me and staying well.

I guess it could be called a digital sabbatical – do you do these at all?

Published by Jen Farrant

Consultant | Writer | Photographer

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