Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
So here’s my view: Sunday is by far the best (and my favourite) day of the week. Sunday is the main day I’m always able to allow ample time to read and get lost in my latest book. I feel relaxed and unhurried, guilt-free and happy while I curl up on the sofa.
Sunday mornings are a great time to spend a few minutes in meditation or use some quiet time to think about the previous week and plan the next seven days. I’m really interested in mindfulness, and I I try to reflect on what has gone well in the week and think about what lessons I’ve learnt through those experiences.
As well as plenty of reading time, my typical Sunday routine usually involves a much needed lie in, sometimes followed by a late brunch, getting outdoors for some fresh air on a brisk walk, and then in the afternoon I often end up hanging out with family in a lovely coffee shop.
I love Sundays in Autumn the most and live for those cold bright days when I can wrap up in my favourite winter coat and scarf, pop on some gloves and enjoy a walk. The longer the walk and the colder the weather, the more I feel I’ve really earned that piping hot cup of coffee afterwards. It’s in these moments that I love to take my camera out and experiment with some new photography for bookstagram. Natural daylight is best for taking nice images and I’m always really visually intrigued by great coffee art.
But Sundays aren’t just for books. I love music and I feel as if Sundays are the days when I listen to music attentively, no matter how quiet or loudly I choose to adjust the volume to. Every day is a day with music in my life… but Sundays are the days where I open my shades and listen to artists I may not normally engage with quite as much.
Every weekend I look forward to those unmistakeable Sunday vibes. Wherever you are, the crowd is so much more relaxed than the ones that were out the night before. Laid-back, happy and breezy feels are the order of the day.
What’s your favourite day of the week and why? I’d love to hear your thoughts and how you make time to read.