Sunday, simply

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Breathe.

Now take in a deep breath and slowly exhale.

This is all you have to do today. It’s Sunday. I stole this idea from another site,  I may have tweaked it a bit.

No one has to do anything they don’t choose to do today, it’s  simply Sunday. Today is everyone’s very own day.

Matisse - She would be a blogger today.

My DH and I planned on doing this on Friday. We decided that everything that had to be done this weekend would be accomplished on Saturday so we could have “simply Sunday.”

I was inspired by this article on rest and this blog, Simplify Your Life, that covers Sunday in one of it’s many awesome posts.  I liked the idea immediately and could not believe I never considered such a concept on my own.  (a huge  “doh!” moment )

A light bulb went off.  I realized that I wasn’t doing the any of things I wanted to do because I ALWAYS have a list.  A to-do list.  Go, go, go – work work work, get it done, cross it off…make the new list, get it done,  cross it off.

What is ALWAYS missing from my list was fun, rest, reading, painting, looking at paintings, a bubble bath, or anything else that I personally like to do.

Everyone needs “me” time or they get burned out, tired, cranky and often this can lead to exhaustion and/or a bout with depression. We can’t have that.  We need to live life now, not when the list is finished.

Newsflash: the list will NEVER be finished.

The only simply Sunday rule is: no one has to do anything they don’t want to do. It  is that simple.

Tip: Be kind to yourself.

Inspiration:The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.”  ~Author Unknown

One-day one-thing: Do what ever you want. It’s simply Sunday.

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5 thoughts on “Sunday, simply

    bridget said:
    September 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Love this! Miss seeing you.

      MsRat responded:
      September 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks Bridget, hope to see you soon.

    Crystal said:
    October 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Love this! I have done this for the past 4 yrs, but it’s rare that I hear of others with the same philosophy! A day of no obligations and no plans. I figure the good Lord rested on the 7th day so why can’t I?!

    I’m working on minimalizing my life as well, and I’ve come to realize how much of my stuff really does have a hold on my life! Always good to read of others trying the same!

      MsRat responded:
      October 19, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      We are only a few weeks into Simple Sunday, and I wonder what took us so long. We love it. Anyway, I am still trying to de-clutter and coming up against some walls….it’s really hard. Keep reading, I like hearing your thoughts.

    Better today | unpack the rat said:
    June 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

    […] it’s Sunday so I shouldn’t be posting – got to go!  Cheers! Share this:Like this:LikeBe the […]

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