Sundays on a Cloud

Cosy Sunday in bed, lazy day with journal, nail polish and headphones. By Anika May.

“Sunday is your best day. You know you had an amazing week. Time to recover and think how you gonna kill the next one.”

Cosy Sunday in bed, lazy day with journal, nail polish and headphones. By Anika May.

Cosy Sunday in bed, lazy day with journal, nail polish and headphones. By Anika May.

I really love Sundays. I find it difficult to describe how euphoric the feeling of waking up on a warm and bright Sunday is. With the perfect playlist, fresh sheets and the comfiest pyjamas, it’s really hard not to be happy. I think the simplicity is what I really enjoy. It’s the one day of the week I like to reserve for myself. I like to treat myself, pamper myself, plan and organise. I can go as slow as I like, procrastinate as much as I want and snack on whatever I can find.

The first thing I like to do on Sundays is scroll through social media. There’s no rush to get out of bed, so I may as well relax while I’m there. Instagram is the go-to, for obvious reasons, and then I’m on to Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Reddit and Goodreads. I don’t spend as much time as I used to online, so Sunday is a catch up day.

Cosy Sunday in bed, lazy day with journal, nail polish and headphones. By Anika May.

Cosy Sunday in bed, lazy day with journal, nail polish and headphones. By Anika May.

I have naturally become an early riser. I hate morning but my body clock doesn’t, so the best way to keep the Sunday vibes going is a Tumblr-esque bubble bath and the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Sophie Turner is on the May issue, and she’s one of my favourite celebrities. If you haven’t read her interview, get on it.

With my headphones in, I tune the world out. That means no worrying about the week ahead, no scribbling on a to-do list and no stressing about things I can’t control. Sundays mean a coma-inducing breakfast, cartoons on Netflix and painting my nails until I ruin them ten minutes later.

Journaling and reading are the go-to activity on Sundays – if I do anything, I’m reading or writing. I have a designated journal for getting deep, jotting down feels and writing out goals, but I also have a notebook that is just for blog posts. Ideas, direction, or collaborations. My blog is on my mind a lot on a Sunday, likely because I spend so much more time reading others. Some of my favourites are Millennielle, What Olivia Did, From Roses, Kate La Vie and NewTexaCaliGal. Some of my favourites are written in my planner too. 

My reading list is always growing, but Sunday is the day when I get the most reading done. I always feel like I have forever, and can enjoy the story without feeling the need to rush through. Right now, I’m reading The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary and I cannot recommend it enough. I already know it’s a five-star read and the review is going to be three pages long.

Cosy Sunday in bed, lazy day with journal, nail polish and headphones. By Anika May.

I do have my Sunday chores: laundry, cleaning makeup brushes, vacuuming the house, but throw in my Sunday morning playlist and we’re good to go. I like to take a peek at the week I have ahead, and if I’m particularly happy, I’ll even plan my outfits.

I guess you could consider Sunday a miniature treat yo’ self day. Face masks, online shopping, salty snacks and too many cups of Yorkshire tea. It’s the best day of the week. Next week, I’ll be spending some quality time with new friends, exploring Paris and experiencing Disney Land again. I can’t wait! See you in a week 🙂

How do you like to spend your Sunday? And which blogs are your favourite?

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