The Art of Living: Sunday Ritual

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3 weeks ago

To make living itself an art.

I am thrilled to introduce you to a new series that I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of before! The Art of Living is a celebration of my mantra and where I will unpack my rituals, thoughts, and theories a bit more on designing a life that fulfills you and makes you the utmost happiest!

I’m so excited to start with my Sunday ritual—which punctuates the end of one week and the beginning of the next. Fresh starts give me life…

The Sunday Ritual

Rewinding a bit for a second! I like to go into Friday night with a clean home, laundry done, and I try my best to clean up after myself all weekend. Waking up on Sunday to a home with no chores is the best feeling! There’s a reason why clarity is a precursor to having a greater experience of yourself and life, because there’s an absence of clutter. I usually start the cleaning process on Thursday so that I have two days to slowly tick off the checklist before the weekend.

When Sunday arrives, I am usually first to rise (perpetually the most morning-person ever) and I like to either read or write a little bit on my laptop in our living room while coffee brews and Matt and Scout sleep in. The smell of brewed french roast is one of my very favorite things! Once coffee is ready and I’ve released some of my morning energy, I head back to bed with coffee mugs in tow, and we have a slow morning as the sun rises and brightly fills our room.

A morning walk for Scout and depending on the day, we will either workout at home or will go for a run (psa, my favorite ribbed workout pants come in basically every color now!). Breakfast to follow while we listen to a good playlist (or record player) in our kitchen. Matt likes to tune into golf or soccer while I sift through cookbooks to get ideas for the week ahead. I really enjoy meal prepping on Sunday as well, a visit to the farmer’s market is ideal!

The rest of the day is my oyster and I like it to unfold with however I’m feeling. Bubble bath, devouring a good book, a sunshine break at the park or on our roof, studying a design book, backgammon, editing blog post drafts, or even a Netflix binge with a cocktail. My goal is to be equal parts creative and productive while also giving myself room to put my feet up and relax. We always opt for a healthy dinner, music on most of the day, and an early bed time.

Sundays are about enjoyment, so be sure to tune into what things light you up and spend time doing that!

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”

―Helena Bonham Carter

Sunday Things

Also, I must note… this sweatshirt and these sweatpants arrived on Monday, which were my comfort blanket/uniform this past week. They are SO comfortable and so flattering for a sweatsuit! The dream.

How do you like to spend your Sunday? x

Comments
Stephanie

Such a good outlook & tips for a weekly reset! Would you mind sharing details on the lovely green glass tray on your coffee table? Thanks!

Ashley

Hi! It’s vintage Fontana Arte xx

Angie

The loveliest Sunday ritual and such a refreshing way to start a new week. ✨

Ashley

So important to set the tone, especially this year! I hope you are doing well, friend! x

Happy to see you back on the blog – it’s been a tough week for everyone and these rituals are inspiring me to reframe feeling trapped at home by the smoke! Stay cozy, xx

Ashley

Amen. The grimmest week… 2020 is a real test of what to never take for granted. Grateful for the little things that help us get through these crazy times.

Have a lovely Sunday, lady! And expect to see more on my site weekly… 🙂 x

Rachael

I love your intentionality. I used to be much better about ritualizing my Sunday’s in ways that truly set my week up for success – perusing cookbooks and meal planning, doing a gentle workout such as yoga, limiting my screen time, etc. I find with the madness and sadness of our world I’ve been indulging in more unhealthy behaviors and it isn’t serving me or my family. Thank you for sharing your ritual and inspiring me, as always! On another note, now I need that sweat set!

Ashley

TOTALLY! I completely relate to this. This year has been incredibly disappointing, draining, and just downright sad. It’s easy to fall into bad habits…

You’re not alone! I have hit a few walls over the course of the year as well where I realized I wasn’t taking the best care of myself… we have to do our best to keep this in mind, even though indulging can be the easy option at times. Take care lady, we got this!!