I always find it odd when I see people posting about dreading Sunday night. I for one, love, love, love LOVE Sunday nights. I always have this feeling of excited anticipation on Sundays.
It could have something to do with the fact that I love my work. Most of you have a job, a vocation…but me, I can’t call what I do a “job”. I mean, it’s my own company and I certainly don’t look at what I do with Hot Mama as my job. It’s work I do to grow my dream. How could I not love that?
I also love knowing that everyone will be back to work on Monday and will be focused on growing our company. I love looking at my calendar for the week and I get excited to see meetings, interviews and classes scheduled. It’s so fun. So super fun. But, I’m a bit of a nerd…so…um yeah.
But the best part of Sunday nights? Sunday night snuggles. It’s always the snuggles.
We usually have dinner as a family, then we throw the kids in the bath where they fight and bicker about not having any room (they’re getting a bit big now). But the best, best, BEST part? Snuggles on the couch with my kiddos. They’re warm and toasty from their bath, they wear their pj’s and housecoats and they smell like little kid shampoo. We sit together under a blanket on the couch and I breathe in their youth and excitement for the coming week and I…relax.
It’s usually the one or two hours per week that I really slow down and enjoy. I energize for my week in those few hours with my arms around my kiddos and my heart filled with love. It seems like the Sunday night snuggles are my reset button.
Maybe we should all start our week like that ? With excited anticipation. With love and warmth. Not with dread and angst. Find something that calms and soothes you. Find something that allows you to gather the energy you’re going to need to get through your week. If you don’t have a routine like I have, I encourage you to find something that helps your ground yourself on your Sunday evenings. It’s so very important.
Do you have a part of your week that you know energizes you? That sets you up for success for the week? I sure hope so. So for me…Sundays are snuggles…so I can go kick a** for the rest of the week.