According to the World Economic Forum, the average woman works around eight hours and 39 minutes per day. It is a little over 43 hours per week. And it is not only work that takes up a large chunk of her time. Most ladies living in modern, metropolitan cities also need to put aside time for their children and personal commitments.
As a result, there is little time for a woman to take care of herself, eat well, and stay healthy. This affects not only her body but also her skin quality, sleeping patterns, and mood.
In this sense, women are very different from men. A man can come home from work, drink a couple of beers, and pass out on the couch. A woman needs time to decompress, both physically and emotionally. After a long day at the office, she needs to remove her makeup, take a shower, and spend a few minutes talking to a friend or partner before she can go to sleep. As such, it’s no wonder that women are much more likely than men to suffer from sleeping disorders like insomnia, sleep apnea, and REM sleep behavior syndrome.
In essence, a woman needs time to relax. To do this, she can start a health and beauty Sunday morning routine, one that will not only make her happier but also allow her to perform at her peak in all areas of life, including work, family, and relationships.
Starting the Day
Don’t get up as soon as you open your eyes. Don’t look at your phone either. Instead, slowly start moving your arms and legs. Turn a few times right and left. Stretch your wrists and your back. It will enable your body to prepare for the day at hand. It will also put your mind in a state of healing and recovery. Remember, it’s Sunday, and you are not going to work.
Once your body is awake, change clothes. Replace your pajamas or nightgown with a comfortable pair of shorts and a top. For some women, it’s an easy-fit Guess tee. For others, it’s a sexy tank top. The important thing is not what you choose but that you feel good wearing it.
Water and Soap
The next step is to head for the bathroom, brush your teeth, and rinse your face with cold water. Some women like to add soap to their morning beauty regimen. Others don’t. If you belong to the former group, make sure you are using the right products, and don’t forget to moisturize. The last thing you want is dry, patchy skin. Finally, don’t dry your face with the same towel you use for your body. Use a soft cloth or some tissues.
Wellness and Meditation
With your mouth fresh and your skin dry, go to the kitchen and prepare yourself your favorite morning drink. A great idea is a glass of cold water with a slice of lemon or some Chia seeds. Another option is a cup of organic ginger tea to settle your tummy or a small glass of coconut water.
Having your drink in hand, sit on the couch or your favorite chair, and meditate. There are many benefits to meditation. It will help you clear your mind from unnecessary noise and assist you in prioritizing what is important to you. If you don’t know how, close your eyes and focus on your breath.
To Eat or Not to Eat
The last step in our routine is a short workout. As with your face, there are two schools of thought on morning exercise. Some believe it’s better to do it on an empty stomach. Others prefer eating something light. One way or the other, it depends on yourself and how you feel. Take note, however, that this is not part of your regular exercise routine. You are not doing this to lose weight or build muscle.
The purpose of your Sunday morning workout is to stretch, sweat out a few toxins, release endorphins, and let go of all the bad energy you’ve gathered during the week. So choose something light, something refreshing. Examples include a beginner’s yoga or Pilates routine, Tai-chi, or some active recovery exercises like light resistance training or steady walking in place.
There you have it. That’s all you need to do. From the time you get up to the time you’re done with your workout, around two hours will have passed. If you take a shower afterward, it will be three. No matter the case, you will still have plenty of time to do whatever it is you want or need to do that day.
But most importantly, you will have given yourself a short time to heal, to disconnect. The result is a better, more positive outlook for the coming week.