Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Sundays are for families, resting, snuggling, and planning.
What's your typical Sunday activity or activities?
For many years, Sunday was laundry, dusting, scrubbing day for me. But as Ella's social life got busier, and my businesses grew, Sundays became my sacred days.
Really, my Calendar says Sacred Spiritual Day and is turned on to all day.
But how does one make way for a spiritual day with all the fires to put out?
Here are three simple things you could do, starting with Sunday evening. No worries, I'll make full circle and scoop up Sunday morning too.
Yes. On Sunday afternoon, I grab my NOT a Journal, a planner/journal combo I designed to keep me honest, accountable and on track, and look at all of my goals.
I review my goals for the year, quarter, the month and the week. After reviewing prior week's commitments (in your case start with a clean slate) I decide what the most important rituals are for the week in all areas of my life: health, marriage, friends and family, fun, career, finances, growth and education, spirituality.
Once that's done, I set calendar reminders to match those rituals, and I'm set for the week.
If you don't have the journal/planner, make your own by hand by printing out a wheel of life, mapping out what you want in each category, and writing down your weekly rituals.
Now that you have everything down, grab your journal/planner or your notebook, and every morning during your morning routine time, record your experiences. This really takes 5 minutes each session, so 10 minutes total.
Typical morning sessions goes like this:
Today I' visualizing:
Today I'm committed to:
Today I'm looking forward to:
My affirmation today:
At the end of the day, write down what you're grateful for and just put a bow on the day.
My typical entries are:
Today I'm grateful for:
Today I'm proud of myself for:
Today I learned:
I'm committed to doing even better tomorrow in these areas:
On Sunday morning, it's time to celebrate your progress by taking a walk, having an extra snuggle session, or just watching the raindrops fall as you sip on that extra cup of coffee.
I'm like the worst sales person in the world. You don't need a special journal for this, but if you do want to grab the NOT a journal book that I created for those who cannot stand filling in blank pages of traditional journals, get it!
Oh, and one more thing. Don't be too rigid. Make it fun and playful, and let me know if you want me to share my routine with you.
'til next time,