"I never land on Sundays. Sundays are boring." - The Doctor, David Tennant

It is in the very nature of Sundays that they very often descend into boredom. In the past, Sundays for me have been incredibly boring, to the point where I would become upset and feel physically ill at the thought of time passing by in which I was doing nothing. To this day, there is still that air of boredom hanging over me on a Sunday, waiting to take over. 

If you're bored, it means you're not doing something very interesting, or you're not doing anything at all. The easiest way to overcome this is to do something, anything

But what? There are so many things you could do, you might just waste your entire Sunday trying to think of what to do...

Plan your Sunday

"Sunday. The day...I planned a lot but actually do nothing." - Lovely Goyal, I Love the Way You Love Me

It might seem pointless to plan your Sunday, and it's perfectly okay to just let the day progress and to go with the flow. You don't need to make a complicated plan, it might be as much as a small list of things you've been meaning to do, or things you enjoy doing. 

Read a book

Are you one of those people who spend the week dipping in and out of books during the week? Well, Sunday is the perfect day to dedicate your time entirely to reading a book. If there's a day when it's possible to get through a book in one day - it's a Sunday! 

Watch a film

If you turn on the TV, there will always be films on. That's because Sunday is an ideal day to watch a film and really enjoy it. Grab the popcorn, settle down of an afternoon and simply watch. During the week, there's a pressure to be on the go all the time and be productive and get lots of work done...but by Sunday, we all deserve to hand ourselves over to a favourite film, or a film you've been meaning to watch for a while. Don't put it off any longer, put it on! 

Go for a walk

Sundays are peaceful. If there's a nearby park, or somewhere green and natural for you to walk, then get out of the house for the day and take a slow walk. In the week, I find it difficult to really enjoy the walks I take, because usually I'm in a rush. But on a Sunday, when you don't need to be anywhere in particular, you can appreciate the walk, and be mindful of the world around you. 

Have a bubble bath

What could be more relaxing? Most people have showers during the week, but if you also have a bath, then make the most of it and run yourself a bubble bath. You could make it even better by buying a bath bomb in the week and looking forward to watching it fizz and foam on your Sunday afternoon. 

Bake

You could get a ready baking mix, or you could start from scratch using an online recipe, or one from a book. There are plenty of baking books around, so why not treat yourself to one, and vow that you will bake something on a Sunday. Baking is great in that it focuses your mind, improves your sense of organisation, is fun, makes you feel like you've accomplished something, and gives you something tasty to eat at the end! 

Cookies, cupcakes, brownies...the choice is entirely yours! 

Just...relax

Yes, tomorrow is Monday. But don't let that ruin your Sunday. Sunday is a day all of its own, and if you let it be full of boredom, doom and gloom, and dread for the week ahead, then there may as well not be a Sunday there to enjoy. Be mindful of the time Sunday allows you to have, and let yourself relax. Your body will benefit from it and thank you for it later on. 

 

Published by Jade Moore