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Simple Ways To Recharge Your Body And Mind On Sunday

23rd October 2015

Recharge Your Body And Mind
Recharge Your Body And Mind
Recharge Your Body And Mind
Recharge Your Body And Mind

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING

I’m pretty old fashioned when it comes to Sundays and I recall with great fondness a time when the shops were closed and the only planned activity was a roast lunch with my family. That and the excitement of recording my favourite tunes on the Radio 1 chart show. I firmly believe simple pleasures are ones to uphold and for me the best way to recharge my body and mind is to get back to basics. Here are my five simple ways to find space, relax and unwind.

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A SLOW START

It’s a treat to spend a lazy Sunday morning in bed with a book and a cuppa, and a little extra relaxation is definitely time well spent. I try my best to do 15 minutes of meditation each day. Sitting in a quiet room focusing on my breath helps to calm my mind and by practising mindfulness I’m less inclined to dwell on the past or worry about the future. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is also helping in my quest to be present!

FRESH AIR

A brisk walk in the countryside is nothing short of invigorating. The crisp air helps to blow away the cobwebs and the distant horizon generates feelings of calmness and peace. It also enables me to evaluate what’s important and if I’m feeling overwhelmed I’m reminded not to sweat the small stuff.

SWITCH OFF

The one thing I always champion is spending time away from the internet. So gather up your laptop, smartphone, tablet or anything else that drains you of your time and put them in a cupboard. To be honest mine usually need a break as much as I do!

CONNECT

Spending time with family and friends is my favourite pastime and I need no excuse to escape to a country pub for a shared Sunday roast. Catching up over good food and a crackling open fire is pretty close to perfection, especially when I don’t have to do the washing up!

RELAX

I love old films, popcorn and my comfy sofa and on Sunday I like to combine all three. Putting my feet up and losing myself in a film is a great way to relax. I also find old films fill me with inspiration and motivate my creativity.

Are there any simple things you do to relax and recharge?

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Links to all items:
Bedding, throw, lantern and mug – c/o Laura Ashley | Painted wood bed – Similar style | Anglepoise lamp – John Lewis | Stool – Vintage and painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

If you haven’t visited the inspirational Laura Ashley blog then why not pop over. Today I’m sharing my favourite items from the current collection. I hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend. And enjoy the extra hour in bed!

This post is in collaboration with Laura Ashley.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Alison 23rd October 2015 at 4:22 pm

    My Sundays are usually about heading to a park or the cinema with my 5 yo, these days, but on the rare occasion that we get a day to ourselves, I love nothing more than tea and breakfast in bed and then finding a cosy pub to read the papers and eat a roast!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 23rd October 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Lovely, a kindred spirit! Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Fritha Strickland 24th October 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I so needed to read this right now! I need to spend Sunday recharging and I’m going to try me absolute hardest to switch off the laptop and iPhone! I find it really hard to do this in general, I think it’s a skill! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 24th October 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Fritha! Have a great Sunday and good luck with the switch off!

  • Reply Slummy single mummy 25th October 2015 at 11:39 am

    About ten years ago I walked past a copy of The Power of Now just on a bench in the middle of town and it haunts me to this day that I didn’t pick it up – how could I have ignored a sign like that?!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 25th October 2015 at 4:22 pm

      How strange!

  • Reply Eva 27th October 2015 at 8:31 am

    I have the same idea of a perfect sunday, like walk in the countryside, even more than this season. Have a nice breakfast, with pancakes is perfect. Watch a film with my children. And the idea to sharing a roast chicken is always a good one! xo

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 27th October 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thank you Eva for sharing your perfect Sunday. Have a lovely day.

  • Reply laura 28th October 2015 at 6:33 am

    Switching off is definitely the key for me.
    And you can’t beat snuggling up with a glass of wine , a movie and your loved one!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st October 2015 at 9:34 am

      That sounds perfect!

  • Reply jenna 30th October 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Great post; i love my sundays too- usually in my pjs for 5o’clock! So important to unwind before it all begins again!

    Jen@www.abalancedbelly.co.uk

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 31st October 2015 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Jenna for stopping by!

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