Aug 03, 2023

How to plan the perfect lazy Sunday

How to plan the perfect lazy Sunday

by: Sian Babish, BestReviews Staff

Posted: May 31, 2023 / 10:21 AM EDT

Updated: May 31, 2023 / 10:34 AM EDT


When it comes to planning the perfect lazy Sunday, it comes down to two factors: setting the time aside and finding activities that help you relax. Some people keep lazy Sunday low-key and spend the day in pajamas. Others plan a flexible itinerary of fun activities. Regardless of what tickles your fancy on lazy Sunday, make sure you do one thing. Enjoy the day to the fullest.

Lazy Sunday presents an ideal opportunity to relax, both physically and mentally. The dedicated downtime also comes with a few benefits:

If you’re not sure what to do on lazy Sunday, don't stress over it — literally. The goal of the laid-back day is to help your body and mind unwind. However that manifests on lazy Sunday, go for it. Here are some suggestions if you aren't sure where to start.

It might seem counterintuitive to plan a lazy day. But, when you put thought into how you expect the day to unfold, it's easier for lazy Sunday to go off without a hitch.

If possible, square away all your chores on Saturday or earlier in the week. Besides crossing several items off your to-do list ahead of Sunday, you’ll have a clean, tidy home — and that in itself creates a relaxing atmosphere.

Although lazy Sunday is a laid-back affair, it remains an important event in your schedule. Block time for it the same way you would for other appointments. Not only does it help you stick to your much-needed downtime, but it prevents you from scheduling overlapping engagements.

Stock up on items you intend to use on lazy Sunday instead of going shopping for them that morning. Sunday is a notoriously busy time at most retailers. The amount of time you spend browsing and checking out can monopolize a large part of your day. Not to mention the hustle and bustle can add to your stress level.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is chock-full of design upgrades, from 20% faster page turns to adjustable warm light. Its glare-free display is easy on your eyes, which means less eye strain as you catch up on good reads on a lazy Sunday. Our tester loved the waterproof design, substantial storage, and lightweight build. It was easy to use with no computer connection required.

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Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Lavender Bath Gift Set

This deluxe lavender aromatherapy set carries you through the day and night. Included are relaxation essentials from body wash to pillow spray. The set also includes moisturizing body oil infused with aloe vera to soothe sensitive skin.

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The Comfy Teddy Bear Quarter-Zip Wearable Blanket

If you’re planning on spending the day on the sofa, slip into this teddy bear sherpa wearable blanket. Best of all, it has a jumbo kangaroo pocket to hold essentials, such as smartphones — or snacks.

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Glamglow Supermud Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask

Treat your face to a clarifying facial mask such as this Glamglow formula that unclogs pores and removes toxins. It's suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone.

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Popco The Original Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper

When binging your favorite shows and movies on your lazy Sunday, make sure you have plenty of popcorn. This microwave popcorn machine pops up to a dozen kernels within minutes, and it collapses for easy storage.

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"Wreck This Journal" Black Expanded Edition by Keri Smith

Tap into your creativity with this best-selling quirky journal. It features visual and written prompts and invites you to push boundaries and "make a mess" with engaging activities. Some activities include painting pages with coffee or creating produce sticker collages.

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