Sundazes

  • Sundays are such a blessing. It’s the start of a brand new week. It’s a day of complete and utter relaxation for some. And for others, it can be about work or getting ready for work. Whatever you use your Sundays for I hope that it is truly beneficial for you. Here are some simple tips to help you maximize your Sundays.
  • The first is, be strategic. Sundays generally set the tone for your upcoming week. In my house, this normally means finishing up any house chores that we won’t normally get time for during the busy work week. It also means taking a minute to breathe and regroup. Use your Sundays to find the most challenging thing about your week and get it taken care of if you can. For example, my husband and I alternate the days we pick up and drop off our 4-year-old from school. On the days he has to get her she also has dance class. So, I’ve pre-packed her dance bag, put her shoes and her clothes in an area he can find it. I also make snack options for her. I set out her outfit for the week and I get her hair combed so this way he will have fewer tasks to do and picking her up and caring for her can go smoothly for him. Another thing I do is I pick out outfits for myself as well and clean out and repack my work bag. We also do meal prep for the week. This is a great way for me and him to connect and to spend time together while getting things done. This also helps him be more aware of what is going on in the household and be in the know. We do our meal prep in bigger portions as well. We both eat a lot so we do enough that will last for two days and will allow me to take some to work for lunch. This is called saving time and money. Chi Ching! Doing these things will elevate so much anxiety from our week.

    My next tip is to be mindful and intentional. When I wake up in the mornings I make myself a list of things I need to get done for the day then I take a second the plan enough time around these things. This helps me to know exactly what my day will look like. Great organizing skill to have. During these tasks, I’ve also scheduled Mini downtime so that I’m doing more while stressing less. This will take a lot of trial on your part as there are things that you can’t always plan for. What I do is I give some tasks some extra time. For example, if I’m folding clothes that I know will normally be a 20-minute task Id schedule myself 30 for 45 minutes. If I finish before that then great. If my child happens to need a snack or needs me to play with her then I can without feeling like I need to rush off to the next thing.

    Bonus for parents. Let your littles help you. This is a good way for them to spend time with you while they also learn to be independent. You can make it a fun teachable moment. Yes, they might slow you down but it will benefit them in a great way. Talk about two birds with one stone.

    And my last tip is, relax!!! I cannot emphasize this enough. I know some might be thinking that they have a lot to do, and you might. BUT during all those tasks you need to find time to breathe and relax. If you don’t, then all of what you are doing will be for nothing. If you aren’t careful those very tasks can add more stress and anxiety to you than you realize. Remember, that we will always have tasks to complete. The trick is for us to complete those tasks in a way that helps us feel productive rather than overworked and drained.

    Take time to pamper yourself. Buy a facial mask for $2 at the store, and take a bubble bath. Read a book, or watch an episode of a show you like. The simplest of things can add so much value to your day. One thing I do is get ready for the day. Normally on Sundays I’ve decided in my mind I’ll be home all day so I don’t put any effort in combing my hair or even get out of Pajamas. God forbid someone stops by or I have to run to the store. I’ll get so annoyed because now I’ll have to put in extra time to get ready. Now, I wake up and I comb my hair and get dressed. Even if I have nowhere to be. This way, if I feel like taking a walk because I realize it’s a beautiful day I’m all set. This also gets me into the practice of getting up and getting ready which comes in handy during the week.

    Okay, I’ve taken enough of your time already. I truly hope these tips do help you. Please like and share if you find any of this helpful. Also, feel free to comment on ways YOU make the most of your Sunday. Looking forward to your response. Happy Sunday and be blessed.

    Men…

    I got the most interesting email yesterday that stated:” men need advice too.” Fellas, this one is for you.

    First off, love your women. LOVE and adore them! Give them no room to even the second guess how you feel. Shower them in adoration. If you want her to respect you. To treat you like a king. To support you. You must first do the same to her. Men are meant to lead and protect their families. So if your women are not following, if she’s not looking at you like you are a snack then you are doing something wrong. And let me tell you a secret. Women not only love it when you look and dress good, but they also love it when you talk like a mature man. They love it when you lead and take charge in a way that makes sense. I know many of your lives have been so different. But you have a different person now and you cannot love and treat all women the same. Each is different. They are all attracted to different things, but a man with a mature appeal that cares and adores his woman never goes out of style.

    Listen to her daily. Do little things to show her you care. Rub her feet, make her dinner, watch a chic flic with her. Simple things send a big message. That’s how her affection grows, her security, her respect for you. It sounds simple enough because it is. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. I promise you it’s a game-changer.

    Take it from a woman. And check out these lyrics below!

    “Let me let you in on a secret

    How to treat a woman right

    If you’re lookin’ for a place in her heart

    It ain’t gonna happen overnight

    First, you gotta learn to listen

    To understand her deepest thoughts

    She needs to know you can be friends

    Before she’ll give you all she’s got

    If you start from the heart

    You’ll see love is gonna play its part

    If you want to get to know her

    Really get inside her mind

    If you want to move in closer

    Take it slow, yeah take your time

    You must start from the heart and then

    If you want to touch her

    Really want to touch her

    If you want to touch her, ask

    A little physical attraction

    Romantic, old-fashioned charm

    And a lot of love and tenderness

    Is gonna get you into her arms”

    If You Wanna Touch Her, Ask!

    Song by Shania Twain