As someone who loathes having to drag a coat around and hates wearing jeans, I always feel sad to see the back of summer. However, there’s one awesome thing about autumn — it’s the season of all things cosy. I enjoy nothing more than picking up a pumpkin spice latte on my way home from work for an evening of relaxation. Call me basic but it’s delicious. And if you’re in need of a little inspiration here are the seven great things to do on a Self Care Sunday. While self care practices may be dismissed by some as a a little wishy washy and indulgent, they're actually a perfect time to reflect and check in with yourself.
You only need to scroll through Instagram to see that self care is pretty hot right now. The Danes refer to it as hygge which, as the New Yorker notes, roughly translates to a quality of cosiness that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. However despite the benefits it seems lots of people aren't getting enough quality self care time. Advanced Dermatology recently surveyed 2,000 Americans and discovered that 84 percent feel self care was a necessity rather than an indulgence. In spite of this, the average time they spent on self care was only 83 minutes a week. Fifty-seven percent of respondents even said they felt guilty after making more time for self care.
So, if you’re feeling extra cosy as the autumn months roll in and want to set a little bit of side aside for yourself here’s the seven best things to do on a self care Sunday.