Happy Saturday, friends!
As a society we spend a lot of time dreading Mondays rather than soaking up all the goodness that comes with Saturday and Sunday. While spending time with family, checking things off your to-do list, and meal prep may be high priorities, it’s important to tackle all that with a clear mind, and a calm soul. Being mindful of how you step into your Saturday can have a huge, positive impact on the rest of your weekend.
Here are a few indulgent rituals to incorporate into your Saturday morning.
Lay in Bed
Open your eyes and just be. Try not to spend these first moments scrolling through Instagram. You’ll have plenty of time to be bombarded with social media later. Indulge in the warmth of your covers. Try not to think too much. Just embrace that calm.
This may come in many forms. Perhaps a steamy shower is how you choose to shed some toxins from your body. Turn it up a notch, and grab a dry brush.
Drink a cup of hot lemon water.
Add some drops of lavender to your diffuser. It’s so calming.
Nurture that Mind
Find a book that interests you, even if you don’t think you have the time for it. There’s something magical about being able to escape into a different world, even for the span of just a few pages. When your time is up, come back to life.
There is nothing more relaxing than jotting down a few ideas into a paper journal. Write down your thoughts, goals, grocery lists… anything that allows you to put something into action.
Expand those limbs and get them moving, ready for the day. This is especially important if you wake up with sore joints and muscles.
Warm yourself up with a warm cup of something, but make it extra special. If you’re a tea drinker, fancy it up into a London Fog. Swap your regular cup of Joe for a latte. Take in the process of making your warm drink. Use your favourite mug and drink it all up before it has a chance to get cold.
Can’t get to all of them? Start with the one that resonates most with you, and make it a Saturday tradition.