As Douglas Adams once said, there reaches a point on Sunday afternoons where you’ve had all the baths you can usefully have that day, and you come to feel at a loss for what to do. Well, here we’ve created a list of ideas for how you could successfully spend a Sunday afternoon.
- Play some relaxed sports
Though it won’t be for everyone, many people find themselves getting restless on Sunday afternoons. Sitting around on the sofa watching films isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and for some people the best way to unwind and feel ready for the week is to get a little active, energising yourself to feel ready for the week ahead. Playing a relaxed match of badminton, going on a scenic bike ride, or even an afternoon run could be the perfect antidote to the Sunday afternoon blues.
- A relaxing bath
A sunday afternoon is the perfect time to unwind and get yourself mentally ready for the week, and having a lovely bath is a great way to do just that. Having a bubble filled soak in hot water relaxes your muscles and minds, and makes sure you feel relaxed and ready to face whatever the week has to throw at you. Adding some essential oils or bath soaks can add even more to the relaxing atmosphere of your bath.
- Read some of your book
Everyone who loves to read knows that you spend most of the week staring at your book wishing that you had any time to dive into it. On a Sunday afternoon, part of the problem is not knowing what to do with that spare time. So why not spend that time getting a good chunk of your book read? As well as giving you the opportunity to finally read your book, the escapism and enjoyment can really set you up mentally for the week as it allows you to escape the realm of your daily stresses and strains, at least for a few hours.
- Spend time on crafts
A sunday afternoon is also the perfect time to pursue hobbies you don’t have time for throughout the week, especially things like crafts which are usually precluded by the amount of time they take to set up and put away again – but on a sunday afternoon that isn’t such a problem, so it can be a really great time to enjoy those hobbies that you don’t usually have time for during the week. If you’ve been waiting to practice your book binding, your oil painting, your dressmaking skills, this is the time to do it!
- Meal prep
Though this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it will be fun for those who enjoy cooking and it is an extremely practical way to spend that time. Meal prepping makes the rest of your week so much easier and saves you time throughout, meaning your hectic schedule gets that much less stressful. It also makes it so much easier to stick to any dietary plans you might be trying, as your lunch is already ready and you don’t feel tempted to buy lunch out!
It’s easy to feel like you’ve wasted a Sunday afternoon, but hopefully with these ideas you’ll be able to go to bed on Sunday night feeling fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the week.