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How do you spend your “Sunday?”

A new day! The beginning of your week. How do you spend your “Sunday?” Some of us New Yorkers spend it hungover. Some of us spend it still partying. Some of us spend it with friends & family. Some of us, our “Sunday,” isn’t until another day. Regardless of when it is, the way that we decide to start our Sunday, will honestly set things up for how the rest of our week will be. The body does not follow “days or time.” It reacts based on feelings, emotions, chemical imbalances due to nutritional intake (or lack thereof), add to that daily stressors, lack of proper rest, etc. This is how the body works in response to what information the mind receives from the actions and decisions that “You” make, (minus outside influences that you have no control over).

Before you self reflect how you want to spend your “Sunday,” let me ask you. Consider a nice brunch by yourself (try enjoying your own company)? Maybe a yoga class (have a chance to meditate)? Choosing a place to worship (get in touch with your spirituality)? Taking a run outside (jumpstart your whole system)? This list can quickly become overwhelming. However, may I suggest we start small? Write 3 things you’ve always wanted to do on a leisurely Sunday, and then choose the one that’s most important to you out of the three.

Make a promise to yourself to do it next Sunday (or how about today?). Support is also important, so share with those close to you how you would like to spend your Sunday. If you have a family, be creative, compromise where everyone can do something that they can enjoy either individually, or together.

This may be a challenge in the beginning, but the reward is far worth the effort!

Next week, I look forward to asking you; “How did you spend your Sunday?”

-III

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  1. sandrine
    November 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Last Sunday, my sister had gathered all our family in the woods for an orientation race. Paired in teams we had to gather 18 clues spread in the forest and come up with answers… Point is, we were all adults having fun together in a different setting than our daily life. It was a week ago and I am still full of that moment of love. Gather all those you love one Sunday in a while…

    • November 23, 2009 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks Sandrine! It’s always wonderful to hear when family or friends can spend quality time together. It’s one of the things that makes living worth while!

  2. dr. fear
    November 30, 2009 at 1:46 am

    I really neglect and forget about building healthy trigger devices. It’s all a snowball effect and if I start off with the correct trigger, then my days will be much more productive and healthier.

    • December 1, 2009 at 12:07 am

      Hey Dr. Fear (nice name by the way). Thanks for sharing. A good person I know gave the excellent advice of making a weekly and a daily “to-do” to also add to the healthy “trigger devices” that you speak of.

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