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Confessions Of An Ordinary Girl - Stop by and see how I take Sundays off, and be inspired to do the same for yourself!

I have no problem admitting that I take Sundays off! In fact, I hope this post inspires you to take Sundays (or another day of the week) off too!

Before I share our normal Sunday routine, I must say that there are times when our plans change. Sometimes we get together with family, head out fishing for the afternoon, or any number of other things. But for the most part, we don’t do much of anything on Sundays except relax and enjoy the day!

4 Ways We Take Sundays Off

Eating Out

This is the one day of the week I definitely look forward to because I know I don’t have to cook. After church we head to a local restaurant for lunch. (Sometimes we have coupons, but most of the time the lunch specials are so cheap that we don’t need them. It just depends on what are tummies are craving!)

I don’t usually cook supper either – we normally eat leftovers, a frozen pizza, or any number of goodies that I grab each week while sale shopping!

Taking A Nap

Years ago Trent and I started the tradition of taking a nap on Sunday afternoons. It was, and continues to be, a great way to refresh and renew ourselves for the upcoming week.

Of course, with a little one on the way, I’m sure we’ll definitely need these naps more than ever! :O)

No Housework/Work

If you stopped by our house on Sunday, you’d likely find a few dishes in the sink or a kitchen counter that has a few items that need to find their home. In the past, having a “dirty” kitchen would have bothered me but I’ve learned that it’s not going anywhere and will be there for me the next day. It’s actually been quite freeing!

Trent works on Saturdays so his work schedule/day off varies. Sunday is the one day of the week that we know we’ll both have off, so neither of us do any work!

Relaxing

For us, relaxing can mean quite a few different things. Sometimes we’ll veg on the couch and watch a movie/tv, read, or plunk around on the internet. (This may sound totally boring to you, but we know that relaxing looks different for everyone.)

Most every week when the sun is setting we’ll head out to the front porch, sit on our swing and just enjoy the beauty of the evening. We may have deep conversations or sit in silence, but for the most part we just enjoy each other’s company. It’s so serene!

 

Taking Sundays Off Isn’t An Option

I get it, taking Sundays off may not be an option for you. Rather than frustrating you, I hope that this post has inspired you to carve out some time during the week to refresh and relax. That could look different for everyone. Maybe it’s an hour here, or an afternoon there. Life is crazy and the key is to make time for yourself!

What about you? Do you have take Sundays off?

2 Comments

  1. Joy
    Joy08-27-2014

    Yes! With two little ones (oldest is 2 1/2), there’s no such thing as completely taking the day off. But we always have the same breakfast casserole on Sunday mornings. It’s simple, and I put it together from memory in about 5 minutes on Saturday evening. Then my sweet husband (who always gets up before me), puts it in the oven and lets me sleep in a bit. I try to pack the diaper bag & lay out church clothes on Saturday evening, too. Sure makes it easier to get out the door on time. I have about 6 different meals that either cook on time-bake in the oven, or are relatively quick in the crockpot, so when we come home from church, lunch is ready. We also have a nap-time tradition. For Sunday supper, we always have popcorn, crackers & cheese, and other finger foods. We don’t use that day to catch up on housework, mow the lawn, or any other such thing. It’s just a day to keep things really simple, spend as a family, and rest & refresh our bodies & spirits. The very best tradition our family has established!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson08-28-2014

      What a fabulous family tradition, Joy! It definitely sounds like you take Sundays off too! :O)

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