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These lazy Sunday activities are the perfect way to relax, reset, and recharge for a new week ahead.
Why You Need a Lazy Sunday
We can’t deny it.
Nothing beats the feeling of a full lazy Sunday. All morning (if you wake up that early 😉 ), afternoon, and night are spent relaxing and being lazy. It’s great!
In a society that promotes constant productivity, it’s so important to make time to REST.
If you don’t make rest a priority, you’re on a slippery slope to burnout, exhaustion, and poor mental health. No one is meant to be “go-go-go” 24/7.
Sure, some Sundays are best spent getting your life in order for the week. Organizing, meal prepping, planning, and preparing for a fresh week – the full Sunday reset routine.
But, some Sundays are best spent being LAZY and taking time to REST.
If you’re in need of a restful, relaxing, and low-stress Sunday, here are 89 lazy Sunday activities to fill your cup up for the week to come.
89 Lazy Sunday Activities for a Restful Weekend
Whether you’re a lounge-on-the-couch or a walk-around-the-block type of relaxer, you’re in luck! There are plenty of ideas on this list for all types of lazy Sundays. Let’s dive into them!
- Sleep in (no alarm clock)
- Practice meditation in bed
- Cuddle a pet
- Make a specialty coffee at home
- Eat breakfast in bed
- Make a gratitude list
- Get lost in a good book
- Listen to an inspiring podcast
- Make your all-time favorite breakfast
- Make a fun list of your goals and dreams
- Create a vision board
- Drink ice-cold lemon water
- Watch the sunrise
- Go for a relaxing walk
- Online shop
- Take a yoga class (or follow an online video!)
- Sit on your deck/balcony/patio
- Rewatch your favorite TV show
- Bake a new recipe you’ve been wanting to try
- Work on a new trick with your dog
- Practice guided breathwork
- Go for a drive
- Doodle in a journal
- Listen to relaxing or uplifting music
- Go out for coffee
- Take yourself on a solo date
- Rewatch old home movies
- Go shopping
- Grab lunch with a friend (or by yourself!)
- Explore a new neighborhood in your city on foot
- Go to a local farmers’ market
- Write a letter to someone you love
- Practice positive affirmations
- Binge watch a new TV show
- Prep delicious homemade snacks for the week
- Learn about your astrology sign
- Go grocery shopping (Does anyone else find this really relaxing?)
- Give yourself a manicure
- Make a bucket list (for life, for a season, for your 20s, etc.
- Wear your PJs all day long
- Scroll Pinterest
- Swipe on a dating app (it’s entertaining at least!)
- Go shopping for new room decor
- Tidy up your space
- Light a candle
- Try a DIY project you’ve been wanting to
- Rearrange your room
- Start a blog
- Look at old photos
- Play iMessage games with a friend
- Watch a favorite movie
- Build a fort (for a movie night?)
- Go to the library
- Bake homemade cookies
- Do a hair mask
- Visit a local park
- Do a paint-by-numbers
- Watch the sunset
- Make your favorite dinner
- Order your favorite takeout
- Make homemade candles
- Take a nap
- Read your tarot cards
- Take BuzzFeed quizzes
- Learn about your love language
- Plan your dream vacation
- Look at local homes on Redfin (this is SO fun for me!)
- Do some skincare
- Play a card game
- Practice 5 senses self-care
- Do a puzzle
- Get ice cream
- Flip through some magazines
- Play brain games
- Create positive affirmation cards
- Watch YouTube videos
- Plan one fun activity for every day this week (we all need a good “look-forward-to”)
- Get outside and leave your phone behind
- Make your own ice cream at home
- Play fetch with a pet
- Brain dump anything on your mind
- Put together your very own DIY self-care kit
- Visit a local mom-and-pop shop
- Allow yourself to do absolutely NOTHING
What do you do on a lazy Sunday?
These lazy Sunday activities are meant to be enjoyed – with no guilt!
This is your reminder that not every Sunday needs to be productive and filled with to-dos for the week.
While a reset day can be great, having a lazy Sunday is sometimes exactly what you need. Allow yourself a restful, relaxing, and “unproductive” Sunday when you need it!
And enjoy every second of your lazy day!