Editorial

Lifestyle: 4 Succinct Things You Should Do Every Sunday Morning




Sunday is a day of … what? That's a question we need to ask ourselves without anyone telling you or consulting anyone for a good response/answer that best suits the question.

However, to me, as a citizen of Nigeria, Sunday is the beginning of a new week, biblically it's the "sabbath day" whereby we Christians go to church as well as the Muslims who worship in a mosque. 

Sometime, when was still very much younger at the age of 7 years, I do have a thought about "Sunday" and how it looks like. Then, my mummy will always want us to go to church as early as 8:30pm for Sunday school service. Initially, I already had the mindset that "Sundays" are meant for being holy! Smiles.... (Nigerians will understand what I mean better). 


For some people, Sunday is just like any other day: Wake up. Grind. Get stuff done. Go to bed. Ready go, Monday morning.

To others, Sundays mean sleeping in, pancakes and coffee, maybe do laundry, call that friend you haven’t talk to in a while, make a nice dinner with someone special, and then enjoy the night before returning to work the next day.

I suggest finding a balance somewhere between those two.

But, more important, I suggest making a concerted effort to do these five things.

1. As soon as you wake up, while you’re still in bed, ask yourself how you feel.

This is something a lot of people struggle with.

They are so used to jolting out of bed as soon as their alarm sounds. But take a moment to ask yourself how you feel. Not how you think you feel. How does your body feel? Are you hungry? Tired? Do you need another hour of sleep? Is something stressing you out? Do you feel energized? Why or why not?

Ask yourself this question and then sit with it for a moment.

When you ask your body how it feels, it will tell you what it needs. And it’s in your best interest to take care of yourself sooner rather than later.

2. Do something before you check your phone.

We all have a notoriously bad habit for checking our phones as compulsively as we check the fridge when we’re hungry — and even when we’re not hungry, we’re just bored.

That’s the worst way to start your day.

Before you go scrolling through your email, probably stumbling across a to-do that immediately puts you into a bad mood, go do something for yourself. Make a cup of coffee and pick up a book. Read the newspaper. Go for a run. Write. Paint. Anything that is just for you and only you.

It is refreshing to the soul.

3. Go outside.

Early in the morning, going outside is the fastest way to get “in tune” for the day.

What kind of day is it? What is this day asking for from you? Is it a grind-mode-hustle day? Or is it a curl-up-with-a-book day?

Going outside gets you out of the “familiar” energy of your living space and in touch with the day itself. And once you know what kind of day it is, you need to ask yourself how you can interact with that type of day to get done what you still need to get done.

It’s all a dance, and the more aware you are, the more effectively you’ll be able to move.

4. Clean and get clean.

Whatever is messiest in your life, you need to clean it.

Kitchen? Clean it.

Desktop? Clean it.

There is something to be said for feeling like everything is where it needs to be — and it truly does have an impact on your life. As someone who absolutely despises cleaning, I have learned that the cleaning process really doesn’t take that long. Especially when you do it on a regular basis.

Make it a habit, and keep your life in order.



2 comments:

  1. Nice. These can also be done for other weeks too.

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  2. Wow.. Ifeoluwa D. Ojo, thanks for the comment. I so much appreciate it, you can as well help share to your friends

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