Sunday Night Routine

Sunday evenings are meant for self care. Sunday is when it is indeed okay to be selfish. Taking care of yourself is extremely important for your mental well-being. Every Sunday evening, I do a self-care routine. Getting ready for the week ahead relieves so much pressure and stress.

To start off, Sundays are for laundry. Knowing that you have clean clothes for the week is such a good feeling. Try to do your laundry before Monday ever hits. I always like to hand wash my socks. I put all of my socks in the sink, fill it with warm water and let it soak for a couple of hours; then I rinse them and let them air dry. All other laundry, I wash in the machine. After doing laundry go ahead and put it all away. Trust me, the hardest and most stressful part and, not to mention, the part we procrastinate the most is folding and putting away clothes. However, once you do it, everything else is so much easier. Laundry can take a long time so I recommend taking a break afterwards.

The next thing on my list is doing a trash run around your dorm or apartment. Basically just throwing away everything, whether that be leftovers, expired snacks or simply clothes that you do not wear anymore. After doing a trash run, disinfect your room. Clean door handles, light switches, your cellphone, remote controls, anything your hands touch on the norm needs to be cleaned. After that is done, it's always good to spray air freshener. Glade has some really nice autumn and winter scents!

Moving on, doing a face mask, painting your nails, shaving, essential oiling yourself, basically whatever you like to do, DO IT. You deserve it! What I like to do is shave and put essential oils all over my body. It is very helpful to rest or meditate with the oils permeating your body and mind.

Lastly, I get out my outfit for tomorrow and organize my backpack. It is also very helpful to write in your planner all the events and assignments you have going on that week.

That my friends is my self care routine. I feel like sometimes we get so caught up in life, school, friends, FOMO, that we forget to take care of ourselves. One of my mottos that I live by is Sundays are for Jesus and Me.