Like I said in my last post, I'm a fan of starting routines and breaking them. Today I'm currently in the starting phase of a Sunday routine, so I thought I'd share before the "let's do the entire day different" mood rolls in.
Recently I've made it a point to ensure I have no shifts on Sunday. If it so happens that I get scheduled, I try to find another day I can rest and recharge.
1. Crawl out of bed and throw church clothes on.
I say crawl because lately I've been working late Saturday nights and my sweet roomie has to wake me up because I can't hear my alarms.
For the days where I don't wake up on time or want to stay in my pjs, I head over to Elevation church online and watch one of Steven Furtick's sermons. I kid you not guys, if you haven't heard him speak, you need to. Each one of his sermons puts a knot in my heart and gives me instant motivation to untangle it. He is the coolest. Go now.
2. Find a snack and update my planner.
Coffee consumption kicks my appetite in the morning so I usually just snack until I crave more food. By then, most of the time, my work schedule is up so I pencil in upcoming shifts in my planner. After that, I pick two days for the week to label as no spend days.
3. Devos and silent time
Normally I have various things flying around in my head from church. So I grab my journal, head out to the balcony, and write those down. If I'm doing a devotion on my bible app, I complete that section too if I have time.
The past month I've been doing a plan called "30 Day Prayer Challenge." Each day it takes about five to ten minutes to read through the devotion, verses, and listen to the given prayer. Then it encourages you to practice kneeling on the ground when you pray. Today it touched on the problems of our world and how we should choose to "pray them down" rather than get worked up. Another favorite line was, "Live in prayer and you will live in peace." Might be my next tat.
For silent time I spend about fifteen minutes asking God what I need to hear from Him. Whether it be a serving opportunity, a blog direction, change in obedience, or shift in perspective.
4. Tidy room for 15-20 min.
During the week I find myself repeatedly saying "I don't have time for this." Although, because I give myself a tiny blog workload it doesn't feel like I'm wasting time folding clothes or fluffing pillows.
5. Laundry or grocery shopping
It is very rare for me to have both of these things done by Sunday. If I'm grocery shopping I like to spend a little time on Pinterest browsing for new lunch ideas.
6. Crank out a post (If I didn't the night before)
My goal is to post on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Sadly getting in this self-discipline groove is harder than I thought. I try to have my weekly blog work done by Sunday, but if not, I allow myself two to three hours to write one post if I'm missing one. Today E.Beth and I headed to Panera so I could write this routine for you. :)
7. Something for me
I don't remember to do this every Sunday, but I'm kinda stubborn when it comes to investing in self-care during the week. The last couple Sundays it's varied from watching Gone Girl, buying froyo, to trying a charcoal face mask. Today it was a bowl of Broccoli Cheddar soup and a baguette. ;)
8. Dinner with friends or trip planning
I'm in either two moods. Get me the hell out of this apartment or let's stay in, play a movie, and research my upcoming trip. :) Yeah it kinda does qualify as "work," but hey it gives me joy and joy feels like rest to me man.
*What's part of your Sunday routine?
*Do you blog on Sundays?
*Do you take a specific day to rest and recharge?