1.10.2014

How To Have A Great Day.

We can't control what life throws at us, but we are the only ones who can control how we choose to feel. One of my promises to myself in 2014 (and for the rest of my life) is to take better care of myself. I think it is so incredibly important to make time for yourself, we often work ourselves so hard we end up tired, unhappy and with a generally sense of unease. One of the things I write most about in my Life tag is living a happy, fulfilling and positive life, after all we only have one life to live, why not make the most out of it?
On my days off, I generally start my day by opening my curtains, letting the light flood my room and allowing myself to enjoy the simple pleasure of being blessed enough to have woken up alive, happy, well and in good spirits. Nothing lifts my spirits like sunshine pouring through my window, i'm not sure what it is about natural light, but it just makes everything it touches so beautiful. I've always disliked winter because of the whole no light  after 3pm thing!
Next, my favourite part. I put on some of my favourite music, i'm loving this song here by Tom & Laura Misch, it's subtle, it's jazzy and it's oh so smooth, give it a listen if you're into that type of music. I go into my bathroom and start my morning routine, but because it's my day off, I allow myself the pleasure of a face massage and and a full body exfoliation (words can't describe how much I adore Soap & Glory's 'Scrub Of Your Life Exfoliator'). I really take my time and allow myself to relax, completely and fully. After my epic shower, I moisturise and get dressed, but I wear my comfiest clothes, a soft knitted jumper and a pair of elephant print silk trousers. Now Ladies, I understand how annoying it is to wear a bra, especially when you just want to relax, you have to choose between a restricting bra, or having your boobs jiggle everywhere, but i have found the solution! Dun dun dun! *drumroll please* I give you the American Apparel Triangle Mesh Bra, stupendously comfy and your boobs have some support, plus there is no underwire! How amazing is that?!
I know most people like to do Yoga before they get ready for the day, but on my days off, i prefer to take my time and really allow my mind and body to relax before i think of doing any work, or checking any e-mails. I love this routine by Tara Stiles, although i'm not quite as flexible as she is yet, but i'm working on it! After yoga I usually fix myself some breakfast and 99% of the time it's a big ol' bowl of porridge with various seeds, nut butters with the occasional few chocolate chips in it.
Now it wouldn't be my day off without some meditation and some reading. I find it especially hard to switch off and concentrate sometimes, but this is where the Buddhify app comes in! I bought this on the App store after googling meditation app's and it has been my saviour, particularly at night when my brain tends to go into overdrive. And of course, no relaxation day is complete without a cheeky read of the latest Elle Magazine (I think it's the only magazine I buy regularly).

Take some time out this weekend and treat yourself, you are seriously worth it! Even if it's just to something small like a bubble bath instead of a shower, or a special dinner. I promise, you will feel so awesome when you do! Remember self care and self love is paramount! I hope you all have the most wonderful weekend! 

P.S. What types of posts would you like to see more of on IN MY SUNDAY BEST, I realise my blog has more of a Fashion base, but i think it's both interesting and challenging to tackle other subjects, let me know in the comments section below and i'll try my hardest to make it a reality! 



25 comments

  1. Ooh love this guide. We really need to just relax and not stress out sometimes. I love doing yoga too and drinking some green tea while reading a booking always helps. xx

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    1. Thank you Demilade! Glad you liked it :) And Green Tea is just the best!

      Sade xo

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  2. I love opening my curtains first thing, there's something about the sunlight that prepares me for the day (& appreciate it till it's gone by 4!) Love these kinda posts :) x

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    1. Thanks Maya! I agree, i think the sun just gives off such good vibes and definitely sets you up for the day!

      Sade xo

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  3. What a lovely post to read! I start the morning by focusing on thoughtfulness and placing myself in the day, what I hope to achieve in the day..I definitely think that checking emails at the start of the day can set you off on the wrong foot! Can't wait to try out the yoga videos you posted! :)
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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    1. Thank you Hannah! That sounds like a perfect way to start the day! :)

      Sade xo

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  4. A lovely post. Reminds us we all need some me time :)

    Shanika

    Shanika-says.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I really enjoyed this post, thank you so much xo

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    1. You are very welcome! Glad you liked it Olivia :)

      Sade xo

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  6. Loved this post! I like the fashion posts, but I also like little insights into your world like this. And of course I'm a beauty junky so theres always that to write about too :)

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

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    1. Yay! Glad you liked it Emily, i'll make sure to do some beauty posts too! :D

      Sade xo

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  7. I adore your hair so much, I wish it was normal for someone so pale to have hair like that hahaha. Every Friday afternoon I do finds/reviews on my blog, this weeks:
    Find .01 // Floral Diary

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  8. What a lovely post, I actually feel relaxed just after reading it and I'm inspired to download this app too after checking it out, thanks for the tip :)
    Kim x | Life Lately

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    1. Glad to hear that Kim! And do grab the app, it's soooo good!

      Sade xo

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  9. lovely post, will definately be trying to appreciated the little things a bit more :)

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com
    x

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  10. Loved this post Sade! Always good to take some time out and just take care of your body, mind and soul! Especially when you're feeling stressed out about something. I also love going for walks, even if it is just to the local park, it's nice to get out of the house without really having anywhere in particular that you need to rush off to! :)
    Saadiya x

    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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    xoxxo

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  12. Sounds like a super relaxing Sunday, I wish I was so organised with looking after my skin and body. I just laze on the sofa on Sundays!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  13. I love this post! I shall be downloading that app, really believe in the benefits of meditation!

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  14. Great tips!

    ♥ Oxana
    ♥ www.oxanamua.blogspot.com {new >> CARA DELEVINGNE'S RED MOUTH}
    ♥ Follow @oxanamua on Instagram

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  15. Love this! I'm trying to lead a more positive, happy and fulfilled life myself and taking time out for yourself is really really important. <3

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  16. I going to start doing pilates in the morning! this post was great, I say keep doing these I love little introspective like this!

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Thankyou for commenting :) I read every single one!

XOXO Sade

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