Mental health Sundays


At the start of February I spent the entire Sunday in bed catching up on blog posts, emails, staying in
my pjs and pampering myself. By the end of the night I realised how good I felt and I loved it more
because it happened naturally and I didn't put any pressure on myself to make it a day for me. Nearly
6 weeks later, I'm still having that same Sunday every week. I have now called in my mental health
Sunday. It's a day where I can do as much or as little as I want and get prepared for the week ahead.

I've always loved the idea of having a day like this, especially a Sunday, but i used to plan it so much
that I found the idea stressful, so I never got round to doing so. I used to find myself stressing so
much during the week that I didn't have enough time to get everything done, even though I did, so
having a day dedicated to catching up and managing everything has been a huge help and relief. 

I look at my planner from the week and see what I haven't done and need to catch up on. I write my
blog posts for the following week and I might take some photos if I need too. I spend the day in my
pj's with a blanket wrapped around me, whilst sitting in my bed on my laptop. I bring everything to
my bed and don't even attempt to sit at, my desk for a more 'professional' day. I snack on shit
throughout the day, often order a McDonald's because it's my guilty pleasure. Sometimes I might be
recovering from drinking the night before and have a slight headache, so spending the day in bed is
often a good thing. I will get my planner ready for the new week and see what I've got to do.


Something I love to do and is my favourite part of the Sunday is when it gets to about 6pm and I can
start pampering myself. I will wash my hair and do a hair mask, followed by a face mask, sometimes
I will also do an eye and lip mask too. Some might not thinking that shaving is part of a pamper
session, but it makes me feel so good afterwards that I considered I make sure to do it! I will lather
my body in lotion, do my skincare routine thoroughly and I might even paint my nails!

Do you have a day dedicated to this? 

xoxo
Lea-Mai

8 comments

  1. Oh this sounds like a perfect day and I'm so glad you've found this routine! I've always wanted to find a time to be able to do something similar to this...maybe I'll try it sometime this week!

    Sarah x
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    1. It does wonders for your mental health and gives you the chance to start each week on a positive x

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  2. I'm having a lot of these with the pandemic on!

    Gemma Louise

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  3. I LOVE the sound of doing this, and this pandemic has made me realise how much one of these days is needed in a week! x

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    1. I can't got a week without having one now. So needed x

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  4. This sounds like heaven - right now all of my days in front of a screen have started to blend into one.
    Rosie

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    1. I know right! Don't know what day it is half the time x

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