Month: May 2022

3 Amazing Grounding Techniques – For Anxiety, Stress, Panic!

3 Amazing Grounding Techniques – For Anxiety, Stress, Panic!

Today I will be sharing three amazing grounding techniques for calming anxiety, stress, panic and other negative emotions. Grounding techniques are a way to stabilise strong emotions during stress, anxiety or trauma. Grounding is achieved by redirecting your attention away from what is causing your…

100 Enlightening Alan Watts Quotes – Inspirational!

100 Enlightening Alan Watts Quotes – Inspirational!

Alan Watts was born on 6 January 1915 was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker. He was popular for sharing the Eastern culture of Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism with the Western audience. Alan Watts was known for spreading Eastern philosophy in the West via his books, lectures and radio…

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 23th May 2022

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 23th May 2022

The right quote at the right time can transform your life.

Not all quotes are powerful, but every once in a while, you come across a quote that stands out from the rest.

These powerful quotes inspire you to take a step back and to reflect your life.

Some of them are so incredibly mind-bending that they make you question everything.

Other quotes will challenge you to live to your full potential and to make the most of your life.

They all have in common that they make you think deeply about various aspects of life.

By reading thought-provoking quotes, you can gradually change your entire worldview.

There are some quotes that encourage you to look at things from an entirely different perspective, not previously considered.

Other quotes will motivate you to get rid of the things in your life the drag you down.

The following quotes can be quite thought-provoking, so reflect on the meaning of those quotes that you find interesting.

If you do carefully think about these statements, you’ll see that they can help you to shed off false beliefs so that you can see the bigger picture.

Don’t shy away from thinking about challenging your existing belief system.

Instead, see if you can replace false assumptions with knowledge that is more truthful.

Here are this weeks 14 motivational uplifting quotes.

 

 

 

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 23th May 2022

 

“Out of your dreams, be born Out of your heart, be alive Out of your soul, be light For you are nothing else.”

~ Bashar

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“Enlightenment, peace, and joy will not be granted by someone else. The well is within us, and if we dig deeply in the present moment, the water will spring forth.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

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“The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.”

~ Eckhart Tolle 

 

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”

~ Edgar Allen Poe 

 

“In looking out upon the world, we forget that the world is looking at itself.”

~ Alan Watts

 

“Within you resides the very same spark of Infinite energy and limitless potential that animates all things.”

~ Panache 

 

“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”

~ Victor Hugo 

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“Solitude is an unmarked place beyond the borders of the map, a place where most fear to tread. It’s no surprise, then, that this is where the greatest secrets and most valuable treasures are hidden.”

~ Cristen Rodgers 

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“In the waves of change, we find our true direction.”

~ Adam Lawrence

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All our yesterdays are summarised in our now, and all the tomorrows are ours to shape.

~ Hal Borland

 

“There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes.”

~ Leo Tolstoy 

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“I can do nothing for you but work on myself, you can do nothing for me but work on yourself.”

~ Ram Dass

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“Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.”

~ Meister Eckhart 

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“The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.”

~ Ram Dass 

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You Are The Love You Seek – Spiritual Short

You Are The Love You Seek – Spiritual Short

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Self-Care Ideas for Men – Ultimate Guide!

Self-Care Ideas for Men – Ultimate Guide!

Today I will be sharing self-care ideas for men. We often think about self-care from a woman’s perspective. But self-care is something that everyone should be focusing on, not just women. One of the biggest myths going is that self-care is just for women. This could not…

Solfeggio Healing Frequencies – Ultimate Guide!

Solfeggio Healing Frequencies – Ultimate Guide!

We have all likely experienced the calming effects that music can have on the mind, body, and soul, but with solfeggio frequencies, you can take these healing benefits one step further.

Vibration is everything; every vibration has its own frequency. By exposing the mind and body to Solfeggio frequencies you can easily achieve a greater sense of balance and deep healing. Through vibration, the Solfeggio frequencies align you with the rhythms and tones that form the basis of the Universe.

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration

– Nikola Tesla

Solfeggio frequencies are specific tones of sound that can tune into different chakras, or energy centres, in the body to promote healing. Sound creates a vibration in atoms, and depending on the frequency of this vibration, it can affect the body in different ways.

In this guide, I share all I know on how you can use the power of solfeggio frequencies on your healing journey.

 

 

Solfeggio Healing Frequencies – Ultimate Guide!

 

The History of Solfeggio Frequencies

Solfeggio frequencies have been in existence in the world since life began, and the first sound occurred. But they were not formally defined until the early 11th century by the Italian Benedictine monk named Guido of Arezzo.

Guido was searching for a way to teach music to the church choir, and he came up with a scale of six notes, which he named “Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, and La” to correlate with the musical notes “C, D, E, F, G, and A” respectively.

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The solfeggio scale was later rediscovered in the 1970s by Dr. Joseph Puleo. He studied the electromagnetic sound frequencies of this scale, created the solfeggio frequencies measured in Hertz, and revealed these frequencies’ healing benefits.

Solfeggio Frequencies are reputed to be the original frequencies used by the Gregorian Monks when they chanted in meditation. The chant, based on the original six notes penetrates deep into the conscious and subconscious mind, drawing forth emotional reactions which we are sometimes unable to completely control.

 

What Are the Nine Frequencies?

The nine solfeggio frequencies are part of the classic six-tone scale that many forms of sacred music incorporated. Each frequency is measured in hertz, which is defined as one cycle every second. Whether played alone or in harmony, many musicians and healers find the frequencies spiritually powerful in their ability to balance energy and harmonise the mind, body and soul.

 

What Do They Mean?

Each frequency represents various benefits, from relieving pain to releasing negativity and enhancing emotional well-being.

Below is a brief description of each frequency and its benefits. I have also included an example from YouTube which I use for the particular frequency.

All videos are from Meditative Mind, I cannot recommend their channel enough.

 

Pain & Tension: 174 Hz

As you listen to the healing music wash over you, observe your breath gradually become slower and more relaxed as you drift into a state of quiet meditation.

Continue to meditate as the healing frequencies relax your muscles and alleviate any pain or tension.

 

Energy, Safety & Survival: 285 Hz

Being associated with the colour red, the root chakra regulates the energy associated with instinct, survival and safety.

If you close your eyes, you may see the colour red in front of you.

 

Release Guilt & Fear: 396 Hz

As you listen, this frequency will start to work of dissipating feelings of guilt and fear, and help cleanse trauma.

This frequency is associated with the root chakra, or Muladhara. This is our body’s most primal and fundamental energy centre, located at the base of our spine.

 

Release Past Trauma & Negativity: 417 Hz

Experience relief as negative influences and experiences of your past are slowly removed from your consciousness.

417 Hz is associated with the Sacral (Svadhishthana) Charka. You can help in its activation by imagining the colour orange as the healing frequency fills your being.

 

Heal DNA, Clarity & Peace of Mind: 528 Hz

This is the Love frequency / Miracle tone, said to heal your DNA and cleanse you of sickness and disease.

528 Hz is associated with the solar plexus chakra and the colour yellow, and also said to be linked to the heart chakra (love).

The healing effect can be amplified by steering your mind’s eye turn to the colour yellow.

 

Heal Interpersonal Relationships: 639 Hz

This is frequency that heals our interpersonal relationships and re-connects us with loved ones.

As you meditate, let your mind’s eye turn to the colour green, which resonates with your heart chakra and the 639 Hz frequency.

As you meditate, focus on the gift of life and your love for family and friends.

 

Solve Problems, Improve Emotional Stability: 741 Hz

Let your mind expand as it’s filled with solutions to problems and new ways to express yourself.

As you meditate, let go of expectations, of thoughts of the past and the concerns for the future.

Allow your troubles and worries to unwind and let your being free into the universe to express itself without limitation.

See the colour blue washing over you as you feel the activation of your throat chakra.

 

Harmony with Universe & Self: 852 Hz

When listening you will feel the heightening of your intuition as you move into alignment with the universe.

Let the colour indigo bring you in sync with your third eye chakra, offering deeper intuition and a healthier, more stable emotional disposition.

852 Hz enables you to connect with the ever-present spirit of the universe, bringing you back to harmony with your higher self.

 

Oneness: 963 Hz

This completes your awakening with the interconnectedness and Oneness of the universe. Some people experience a pure, bright light filling their vision, as the crown chakra activates and you feel fully at one with yourself.

 

 

Why listen to Solfeggio Frequencies?

Different articles and videos out there will say that different Solfeggio Frequency music can heal ailments, reduce anxiety, banish negativity from your life, heal the DNA structure in your cells, open chakras, bring out your higher, loving self, and other claims. Who doesn’t want healing from various ailments, anxiety, or even move to a higher spiritual plane as a result of listening to this type of music?

 

How To Use Them with Meditation

If you’re keen on enhancing your spiritual and physical well-being in a variety of ways such as being kind to others, doing yoga or reading a daily horoscope, the idea of meditating with the nine solfeggio frequencies may appeal to you.

Find the Frequencies: First, search online for video or audio content that you can either download or play from your computer or mobile device. You may also choose to download a meditation or music app that features solfeggio content to your device.

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Play the Frequencies: Here are a few ways to enjoy the frequencies, from background to meditation music:

  • Enjoy them as background music while you’re relaxing in the present moment
  • Play them as you sleep. If you share your sleeping space, you may want to invest in a pair of wire-free headphones.
  • Use them as mood music as you do yoga or stretch.
  • Pair a mantra or meditation with a complementary frequency. For example, if your daily meditation focuses on hope and healing, playing a 528 Hz frequency piece of music supports and strengthens your intention.

 

They work for me

I have been listening to different Solfeggio music frequencies as I work, when I need to raise my vibration, and to meditate with (as sometimes home life is noisy).  It’s calming music for sure, and I DO feel a sense of greater energy. Can I definitively say it has made a difference? yes, 100%. I love them, and use different frequencies on a daily basis.

 

But is it too good to be true?

Interestingly, there aren’t a lot of research studies out there on the healing power of Solfeggio Frequency music. These frequencies are often paired with binaural beats, which do have sound scientific evidence for helping with sleep, meditation, relaxation, anxiety, focus, etc. It can even be used to put people in trance states.

 

A Natural Gravitation to Music

I will say that humans, in general, seem to navigate towards music for a variety of reasons: religious services, to relieve stress, as background music at a party, as a way to express our feelings. Because of this, it’s not a huge leap to say that Solfeggio music can have healing properties, especially given that it is subdued and relaxing anyways. Then again, so is classical music. Gregorian monks also used a six-tone scale for their chants consistent with the Solfeggio frequencies. They experienced great energy, needed little sleep and had other benefits, as referenced above.

 

Solfeggio Healing Frequencies – Final thoughts

Different types of music lead to varying levels of feelings in us. Although listening to your favourite music can be relaxing, you can gain a deeper level of calmness, connection, and healing by listening to the right frequencies. Therefore, listening to music tuned to any of the solfeggio frequencies is a smart choice.

That way, you can enjoy its unique, uplifting, and soothing effects. You can also take the step further to choose your solfeggio frequencies to amass their benefits. Whether you prefer to have them accompanying your daily activities, meditation, or sleep, you can embrace a whole new level of refreshing calm.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what you are doing to change your life in the coming days and years.

If you have any questions please reach out to me via adam@adam-lawrence.org. I would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

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100 Enlightening Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes – Inspiring!

100 Enlightening Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes – Inspiring!

Today I will be sharing 100 enlightening Thich Nhat Hanh quotes. Thich Nhat Hanh was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist who is known for his dedication to finding peaceful solutions to conflicts. He was a lifelong peace-activist who has travelled extensively giving talks on…

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 16th May 2022

14 Motivational Uplifting Quotes – W/C 16th May 2022

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Self-Care Sunday Ideas – Perfect end to the Week!

Self-Care Sunday Ideas – Perfect end to the Week!

Today I will be sharing with you 21 self-care Sunday ideas.

We all know our fast-paced lives can leave us feeling tired and worn out. If you don’t fill your own cup, how will you care for those around you?

Self-care Sunday is about dedicating one day a week to your self-care. It means looking after yourself and recharging so that you don’t end up feeling depleted over time.

Modern life is hectic, therefore it’s important to look after ourselves and practice self-care as often as we can. If you struggle to set aside time, at least set aside one day a week to nourish yourself and rest your mind, body and soul – and what better day than a Sunday?

Today I share with you 21 ideas for the perfect self-care Sunday.

 

 

What is self-care?

Because it’s important we’re all on the same page, right?

Let’s start with a self-care definition from Oxford Dictionaries:

“The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.”

“The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.”

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So basically, self-care is you and I taking responsibility for our own health, both mental and physical.

Seems pretty legit and certainly not self-indulgent.

In fact, for anyone to suggest that taking responsibly for your mental and physical health is anything but common sense, well they’re the one’s sounding ridiculous.

Please don’t let anyone shame you for self-care or listen to anyone that says anything negative about your self-care practices.

You are taking responsibility for your physical and mental health, that is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about at all.

 

Why is self-care so important?

This seems like a no-brainer. But so many people forget how neglecting self-care damages other areas of our life – until it actually happens.

With energised minds and bodies, we can, first of all, be more productive. You can get more done in less time, and in turn have more hours left for the things you love.

As you can see, a good kind of a self-perpetuating cycle grows out of making your wellness and emotional contentedness a priority.

Through these activities/through patterns/habits, you make sure you live as your best self, rather than just exist. Cheesiness ahead warning, but why are so many of us concerned about making ‘enjoying life’ a frequent, rather than an occasional treat?!

Focusing on wellbeing and happiness now prevents burnout from creeping up on you and throwing your health and stress levels out of control. You should never feel bad about making yourself a priority, and inspires you to take action accordingly.

 

Why practice self-care on a Sunday?

For many people Sunday is ‘a day of rest’, which makes it the perfect day to align with self-care for yourself.

Since you are likely winding down from the weekend, and likely preparing for a new week to begin, use Sunday to your advantage. Add some self-care activities to your Sunday downtime routine.

 

Self-care Sunday Ideas – I Don’t Have Time

I get it…you’re busy…you have children, you have a home to run, you have a job and a you’d like a social life.

I often feel that way too. I get that you don’t feel like you have time to sit around all day on a Sunday just thinking about yourself.

Self-care Sunday ideas don’t have to take all day, and if you think you don’t have time for self-care, then this post is 100% for you!

You can still practice self-care, without it taking a massive chunk out of your day.

Just the simple act of being mindful of taking care of yourself, can shift the balance from you always giving, to a healthy mindset, where you also think about yourself and take care of you.

Remember, scheduling in that time for self-care can make us a better parent, a better friend or a better partner.

Self-care isn’t just for you, as it makes you the best version of yourself for the rest of the world too.

 

Finding time for self-care Sunday Ideas

It is easy to dismiss the idea of taking a self-care day, or even a self-care minute because you don’t have any time.

I wonder if we are all conditioned to feel like we need to be busy at all times, and that we are somehow lazy if we are doing nothing or seemingly doing nothing.

Let’s change the way we look at self-care. This practice is not being lazy or doing nothing, but instead, it’s us taking part in an essential practice for our wellness and to better the relationships with others around us.

No one likes being around someone who is super stressed – so by taking some time for ourselves and making some room for self-care, we can change that.

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So, with that being said, how can you carve out time in our busy lives for you?

how can you possibly make these self-care Sunday ideas work for you? Even if you have kids, pets, partners, businesses or anything else that depends on you, you can still find time for self-care.

Well starting off with setting Sunday as your devoted day for self-care is a perfect beginning. You can then build on Sunday, and add another self-care day to the week.

Before you know it, you have built a daily routine of self-care habits than will transform your life.

 

3 ways you can create time for self-Care:

  • Schedule it – actually add it to the calendar and agree the time with your partner so everyone knows you are unavailable.  It works with work meetings and getting kids to wherever they need to be so why not with your self-care?
  • Prioritise – someone said to me recently that if you have time to go on social media you have time for self-care and I totally agree.  Next time instead of falling down that Instagram rabbit hole spend that time on self-care
  • Consequences – think about what you cannot do that day in order to fit in your self-care practice.  What would be the consequences of, for example, not emptying the dishwasher or not sending that last email?

 

Setting Up Your Weekly Self-Care Sunday Routine

First thing’s first – make a plan ahead of time. Sit down and figure out what self-care activities you want to engage in on Sunday.

Don’t let having a house full of kids or family in general keep you from your self-care plans. Self-care doesn’t have to be done alone. So, if you have a busy house on Sundays, you can still do this!

Be realistic when you start your self-care Sunday routine. Maybe at first, you can only practice self-care for 30 minutes.

Look for Self-Care Sunday ideas that would work within that time frame. If you can dedicate more time, then do that. However, you choose to do it, make it work for you!

Try to think of Sundays like a reset day. Get your planning done for the upcoming week and give yourself time to unwind and relax. This will help your body and mind reset for the new week ahead.

 

How is it different from daily self-care?

Truthfully, it’s not. You still want to choose activities that encourage relaxation, are good for your body and mind, and overall wellness.

The difference is you may have more free time on Sundays to practice self-care. This will keep you from feeling so pressured to fit it in before or after work.

 

Think about your current Sunday routine

So, you can be successful in making Sundays your self-care day, you will need to take a look at your current routine for the day.

Assess your regular Sunday activities and see if they are things that can only be done on Sundays or if you can switch them to another day.

If you can change an activity or two to another day, you could open up more time for some of your self-care Sunday ideas.

Start by making a list of things you do on Sundays. Go over your list and get rid of things that aren’t important.

Then look at the remaining activities and see what can be moved to Saturday. If it can be moved. Move it. This will make more time for your new Sunday routine.

For example, if you do laundry on Sundays, consider moving it to Saturdays. This will free up more self-care time for you.

 

Self-Care Sunday Ideas – Perfect End to the Week!

 

Meditate

Numerous studies show that meditation is very good for your overall health. A 2016 study showed that meditation can have a positive impact on your relationships. Meditation has also been shown to increase resilience to stress.

Haven’t meditated or don’t know where to start? You can try out guided meditations and there are plenty on the internet if you just google ‘Guided Meditations’. You can choose the length of time based on your self-care plan.

Don’t want a guided meditation? Just bring your attention to your breathing. With your eyes closed, focus on your natural breath and sit quietly. Your mind will wonder. That’s ok. Just bring your attention back to your forehead.

 

 

Mindfulness

If you are not yet ready for the full meditation session with crossed legs and thumb to forefinger business, mindfulness may be the next best thing.

Mindfulness is simply an awareness of the present moment and it’s actually very similar to meditation.

Through mindfulness, you are free from becoming stuck in thoughts of your past or worrying about your future.Self-care-Sunday-Ideas

The aim is to spend most of our day in this mode but starting with 5 minutes, moving on to 10 minutes, and so on is a good way to stay in that mind frame.

Mindfulness leads to mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness.

How to do it? Turn your attention to your surroundings. You can do it with your eyes open, or closed.

Listen to the sounds around you, are there aromas you can pick up? What can you feel on your skin? What’s the temperature like? Immerse yourself in all of these sensations and just relax.

 

 

Practice gratitude

Having an attitude of gratitude is a fabulous way to practice self-love! Many people keep a gratitude journal, which is amazing.

They will be able to look back on their lives with a sense of positivity and hope for the future because they took the time to record the things that truly matter.

For our purposes, I want to focus on the part of gratitude that doesn’t take any time at all to do. The habit that gratitude should replace is complaining. Complaining is focusing on all of the negative things going on in your life. When you complain, you essentially disregard all of the good things happening around you.

Being grateful might be harder at first, because complaining is something that’s ingrained into our day-to-day lives, but the benefits are worth it.

To practice self-care, try to think about your personal attributes that you’re grateful for.

 

 

Start a self-care journal

A journal can be anything you want it to be. It can be a place where you try to discover who you really and what you value, or a place to list the things that you are grateful for.

It can be a space to just record your thoughts and learn how to change that negative self-talk with positive thoughts.

Or a space for you to remember back to all the times you showed strength, record it so that you can come back to it when you feel down.

If you’re having issues with the partner, why not write down all the things you love about them, the little things they do for you and how you will approach future conversations with empathy and love.

There is so much you can write about, dream of and plan, the options are endless.

 

 

Build yourself up with self-love affirmations

Affirmations are a great way to change the tape recording in your head that doesn’t serve you. The best time to work on affirmations is right after you wake up, or as you’re falling asleep.

The reason for this is that your subconscious is most open to suggestions at these times. Choose a couple to focus on until they become part of your thinking. Then move on to the others. Here’s a great list of affirmations to start you off.

Self-Care Affirmations

  • I am special, one of a kind.
  • I am kind to myself when things don’t go as planned.
  • My body serves in amazing ways. I am grateful for it.
  • I forgive myself
  • My past has made me who I am today
  • I am learning to love myself more and more every day
  • I am enough
  • I deserve the best things in life
  • I deserve to be happy
  • I am worthy of love and respect

 

 

Buy yourself flowers

Indulge yourself with a nice bouquet of flowers because you deserve it. Surrounding yourself with nature’s beauty is sure to help ground you and get that zen back into your life.

My partner loves her flowers.

 

Plant a tree

On your first Self-care Sunday or your next one if you’ve already started, you can plant a tree that signifies new beginnings and growth for you.

Every time you go out into the garden, you’ll remember the commitment you’ve made to yourself and reaffirm your commitment to self-care.

Binge watch your favourite show

You know when you’re hooked on a show, and you want to keep watching, but that feeling of guilt creeps in.

Well, there is no guilt on self-care Sunday. Just enjoy it. Also, try to remember to get enough sleep. I’ve binge-watched into the early hours of the morning and then paid for it the next day.

 

Bake a cake

If cakes, cookies, and muffins are your thing, it’s ok to treat yourself once in a while, as long as you do it in moderation.

If you have kids, they’ll love you for it too. Why not share some cake with a neighbour or friend. Knocking on someone’s door with a treat is always a great way to start conversations or even new friendships.

 

Go for a Sunday drive

Got nowhere to be? It’s OK, just get in the car or on the bicycle and drive. A change of scenery is as good as a holiday and what better day to take a slow drive than on a Sunday?

 

Come up with a self-care sleep plan

If sleep is an area of our life that needs improvement, you can take time on a Self-care Sunday to write down all the things you can improve to get your sleep right.

Some things you can think about include: Limiting exposure to screens before bed, coming up with a night routine to get you sleepy, reducing or cutting out caffeine.

You may also want to stop drinking caffeinated beverages at 2pm. Lastly, you may want to try sleep-inducing foods and drinks.

 

 

Take a bath with the works

I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time I indulged in a long bath with the works.

Get your supplies ahead of time, or get enough for a number of Self-care Sundays and store them away.

And yes, this one has the backing of science too. In a study conducted on two groups of participants, one group who bathed (immersed in water) and another who showered (not immersed in water), the bathers were the winners in terms of mental and physical health.

 

Be spontaneous

Maybe you just need to wake up on a Sunday, and go with the flow, with minimal planning. Your body and soul are great at telling you what you need, listen to it. Just make sure it’s legal.

 

Go to the museum

As you walk through a museum, reflect on the things you see and try to feel their energy.

I can’t tell you the feeling I get when I see a beautiful piece of art that used to sit on someone’s wall many hundreds of years ago.

While you’re there, think about your life and what you want it to represent at the end. What do you want people to say about you when they remember your life?

Play a sport you enjoy

Life happens and it can get in the way of the things we used to enjoy, so they just fall off the list and we stop.

Why don’t you reignite that feeling of enjoyment from playing sport? Did you swim many years ago?

Book yourself in at the pool, or go to the beach. Did you enjoy team sports? Sign up and join a team.

It’s a commitment but if it brings you joy, and you can juggle it, it’s worth it.

 

Read

Hard copy books, or audiobooks, whatever you prefer, just get back into it.

I like audiobooks because I can do two things at once. But you can’t beat the feeling of holding a book the good old-fashioned way.

You can plan out what you will read once you’ve finished one book, and slot your reading sessions into your week.

Top tip:

The following books I cannot recommend enough:

 

 

Go on a retreat

You can book yourself into a retreat doing something relaxing, or just different. There are drumming retreats and other unusual ones if yoga and meditation is not your thing.

 

Go out to a spa

Get pampered like you deserve to be with a spa day. Manicure, pedicure, facial, massage or more. So many options to choose from. Savour every moment and remember, you deserve it.

This is more for the ladies, but you may be into this thing if you’re a man, I’m not one to judge 🙂

 

Try an escape room

If adventure and suspense is your thing, why not try an escape room. You have to solve a series of riddles, puzzles, and questions to achieve the goal and escape the room in the allocated time.

It’s a fun family activity, go with a friend, or alone.

 

Fruit picking

There’s something so satisfying about picking ripe fruit from the tree. The fresh smell of nature, birds chirping and the sun shining.

It’s got the perfect ingredients for a lazy Sunday. Then you go home and enjoy the freshly picked fruit and share your bounty with loved ones or neighbours.

 

Just sleep in

You don’t have to rush off, so why not just sleep a little longer, or just lay in bed thinking about the things you’re grateful for.

You can use this time to connect spiritually to God or a higher power, whatever you believe.

 

Start or work on your vision board

How do you picture your life for the future? A vision board is a physical representation of the future you are working towards and can keep you focused and on track.

Self-care Sundays are a perfect time to update that vision board or start a new one.

 

Bathe in sunlight

Sit in the sun with a cup of coffee and practice mindfulness, or write in your journal. The sun is the prime source of Vitamin D which is so important for a healthy body and mind.

 

Self-care Sunday ideasFinal thought

There you have it. These are some ideas of activities you can incorporate into your self-care Sunday routine.

Feel free to try out anything that nourishes your soul. Self-care is all about caring for yourself in a way that allows you to rest and recharge.

If Sunday doesn’t work for you, make sure you choose one other day of the week to practice self-care.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what you are doing to change your life in the coming days and years!

If you have any questions please reach out to me via adam@adam-lawrence.org. I would love to hear from you!

I really hope you found inspiration in this article.

 

 

 

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