Sunday’s been my favorite day of the week for as long as I can remember.
Though, with the pandemic & the closing of our local church for a period of time – it’s been harder for me to keep this day as special as it’s intended to be.
Here’s what we do to have the most relaxing Sunday possible.
1. QUIET TIME
It varies every week, to be honest, we don’t always have a set schedule (it can vary).
When we can, we attend our local church for our regular service. If not, we take some time for devotions, prayer, and/or worship… whatever we feel we need to clear our minds and feed our soul.
2. LIMITED SCREEN TIME
This is one that I’m still having a hard time with myself. Online church services, Sunday School, our phones are often the primary source.
For the kids, since they watch their fair share of movies and stuff during the week, they aren’t “allowed” to on Sunday.
There are exceptions. If it’s a gloomy-weathered Sunday, if they are really whiny, or restless, they’ll sometimes watch a documentary or a Bible-inspired movie (usually after lunch, or later).
3. EASY MENU
Also-known-as Chicken Nugget Day. Every week, same meal, and the kids are always happy!
For us parents, we usually get some take-out, or just cook a regular meal at home.
4. NO SHOPPING
If we run out of bread and milk, for example, we will make a trip to the grocery store (usually before or after supper). But if it can wait, it will wait.
We try our best to do all our shopping during the week, to avoid having to go on Sunday.
5. TAKE A NAP (or get some fresh air)
Sadly, this dosen’t always happen… I’ll admit, there’s nothing better than a good Sunday afternoon nap!
In the summer, we’ll sometimes go for a walk around the neighborhood, stopping at a park to let the kids burn some energy.
During the winter, this happens much less. Getting the kids ready to go outside itself is pretty chaotic. Although, they are getting older – and it gets easier to get them dressed.
That’s all, but I’d love to hear from you! What do you do to have a Slowdown Sunday?