An Old Soul’s Guide to Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

You know, being an 80-something in a 20-something’s body is actually really hard work. {Tweet this}

Hangovers have somehow progressed from being minor morning headaches, to feeling like I a got an actual head transplant. Getting ready is now more of a burden than actually being fun. And is it just me, or does Sunday Funday have a totally different meaning once you hit your mid-twenties?

The thought of going to a bar for the football gamewhile slamming bloodies and shots of whiskey with every TD sound greatuntil I’m about an hour in. That’s the point when I sit, in my uncomfortable jeans, and wish I was in sweatpants on my couch watching Aaron Rodgers do his thing.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a total fun suck. I still love to go out with friends and have a good timebut now it’s more of a once a week or every other week thing. Not the Thursday-Sunday shenanigans I somehow pulled off before. Seriously, how did I survive college?

Anyway, if you’re anything like me and you’re learning to embrace your elderly age in your 20’s and 30’s, here is your guide to the perfect Sunday Funday!

Sunday Funday

Brew something

It can be tea (my go to), coffee, whatever you want. But get something in a cup with a handle, that is warm, and get ready to feel like you’ve just been hugged by a million teddy bears from the insideif that doesn’t sound amazing I really don’t know what does.


Wardrobe is key

Jeans are not acceptable for an old soul’s Sunday Funday. This is a leggings and sweatpants zonetight denim do not apply. My favorite sweatpants are a pair I got from Goodwill last winter. And trust me, once those start to go, I think I am going to have a minor breakdown. But moral of the story, a good pair of sweatpants has now trumped a night out at the bars. Sad? Maybe.


Have a date

And of course by date I mean your furry babies! Having them as a part of your Sunday Funday will make you forget about all of the possible hotties you are missing out on at the bars. With their cute little wet noses, warm fuzzy snuggles, adorable faceswait. . . what was I talking about again?


Snackage

Okay, this is very important because this can make or break your Sunday Funday.

Now you don’t want to go too overboard with the snacking. Trust me, you’ll spend the whole next day regretting the fact you at that ice-cream right from the container (cough, coughmy friend, Patrick). But you also don’t want to sit and pretend you’re enjoying that bowl of dried-up carrots either.

Find a balance! My favorite go-to snacks are guac and pita chips, turkey roll-ups with laughing cow cheese, and apple slices with peanut butter and dark chocolate chips. And if you do sneak a little Ben & Jerry’s time in there, I won’t tell anyone 😉


Find entertainment

If you’re a sports fan, turn on a game. But if you don’t even know what a touchdown ismaybe Netflix is more your speed.

If you want to stay away from the televisionlisten to a new podcast, browse Pinterest for more DIY projects you’re not going to do (ha!), or make a new playlist on Spotify.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure it’s something you enjoy!


Prepare to pamper

Guys, this goes for you too! I am definitely not above giving guys skincare/mask recipes and providing ways to take care of your skin (so email me if you’re interested, seriously).

But anyway! Sunday Funday wouldn’t be complete without a little pampering. Throw together a mud mask, run a warm bath, throw in some essential oils, grab your favorite book (I highly recommend The Happiness Project if you haven’t read it yet), and just soak in all of the awesomeness.


Unplug

Make it a goal to get off all electronics after 7pm just try focusing on relaxation before the week ahead.

This means put away your cellphone, don’t check emails (unless necessary for work), stay off social media, and keep your laptop closed. Trust me, you’re not going to be missing out on anything!


Don’t give into the hype

Again, I’m not a total stick in the mud. I do love going out with friends and enjoying myself!

But I think some of us just get to a certain age when we realize that we aren’t really missing out on much when we stay in every once and awhile. So if you take some time for a lazy Sunday Fundaygood for you! And if you do, don’t sit and worry about what you’re “missing out on.” Because the answer is probably just annoying drunks and a wicked-awful hangover.

Personally, I’ll take my cozy sweatpants and snack platter.

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