Adding in small, mindful and intentional rituals and routines into my week has been super beneficial for me and my well-being. I also love having that element of structure, which as a Type A Virgo, isn’t surprising. Over the last year of coaching, I’ve become more and more in tune with what I need and what my inner voice is telling me. And during that time, I established my Sunday night ritual.
I’ve already established an amazing end of the month ritual, which I created a full guide about, that you can grab in my freebie library when you’ve signed up to my mailing list. This ritual is incredible and really sets you up for a more grounded, intentional and focused month.
And once and month is great but when it comes to your non-negotiables and the things that keep you ticking along happily, there definitely needs to be a more regular routine in place. Which is where this Sunday night ritual comes in perfectly!
I started this Sunday night ritual at the beginning of the year and have kept it up most weeks since. It really is such a beautiful and beneficial part of my usually very busy and work-driven weeks. It’s an amazing way to decompress, switch off and clear the slate for a brand new week.
This Sunday night ritual is for everyone. It doesn’t really matter what your job is or what you do, I think we can all benefit from something like this at the end of a week!
So I want to share with you the exact things that I do during this little Sunday night routine. If you’re thinking of establishing something like this yourself, then take what works for you and leave what doesn’t. The most important part?
Is that it feels good for YOU.
So what do I do during my Sunday night ritual?
First, I set the scene
Before you get started, you’re going to want to set the scene and find a cozy space. I use my office, which is in the garden in a separate building. So it’s usually super quiet and somewhere I won’t be interrupted. Wherever you choose to go, you might want to add blankets, candles, incense or crystals.
Then I start my Sunday night ritual with some Yoga
I always start with some Yoga. In fact, any time I do any sort of “ritual” I always start with Yoga because it gets me out of my head and into my body and allows my mind to be clearer afterwards. It also feels good and allows me to tend to things that are sore. New to Yoga? You might find these posts helpful:
- 5 At Home Yoga Practices For Stress Relief
- Yoga Essentials For Beginners: 6 Things To Start Your Journey
- 32 Yoga With Adriene Practices For Every Mood
Listen to a Future Self Meditation
When I started my life coaching with Michelle from Journey To Bliss, I was introduced to her beautiful Future Self Meditation. This is a meditation that focuses on connecting with your future self and picturing your dream life in immense detail. And it’s one of my favourite parts of the week!
My Sunday night routine wouldn’t be complete without a future self meditation. I only do this meditation once a week as it’s quite long but Sunday feels like the perfect day for me as it allows me to step into that future version of myself for the week to come. Check out YouTube for some future self meditations!
Script my ideal week ahead
After I’ve meditated, I’ll get out my notebook and script my week. I never type this up, as there’s so much power in a pen and paper. If you’re new to scripting, it basically means to write and express gratitude for your upcoming week as if it’s already happened and it’s an incredibly powerful manfiestation tool.
If you’re interested in finding out more about scripting, this post from The Manifestation Collective is extremely helpful for beginners!
Spend a few quiet moments alone
So by this point, I’ve done everything in my routine that I wanted to do but before I head back into the house or before you emerge from your safe and cozy space, it’s nice to just spend a few quiet moments alone. Sometimes I’ll just sit. Sometimes I’ll read a book. Sometimes I’ll go outside and watch the sky. It’s totally up to you!
And end my Sunday night ritual with a full skincare routine
And finally, I love to end my routine with a gorgeous skincare routine. I like to really take my time with this one; something I don’t often do with skincare. The full works go on, all the best creams and masks and I’ll also take the time to moisturize my body as well. Again, something I don’t often do.
Of course the end of your ritual might look a little different. You might choose to have a bath or give your feet a massage or something else entirely. But whatever you do, make it soulful and make it count.
My Sunday’s are never, ever filled with planning. I never spend my day off on Sunday meal prepping or preparing my calendar or doing a shop or anything of that nature because I feel like it’s so important for us to take a full rest day – if we can. We only have enough energy for one day at a time.
Will you be establishing your own routine? Do you already have your own? I’d love to hear what you like to do on a Sunday to wind down and get prepared for the week ahead!
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How long does it normally take to finish your routine?
It depends on how dedicated I am. Some Sunday’s it’s quicker than others but in general about 40 mins x
Lovely read. I have recently started my Sunday night rituals to set the intent for the week. This post resonates with me 100%
That sound great!
It is so refreshing to hear a more relaxing Sunday routine than a day to prep for the week. Thanks for sharing!
I definitely don’t do ANY day prep for the week on a Sunday! 😂
Lovely routine 😍
Quiet moments alone is my favorite 🤗
Thanks for sharing, this looks like a lovely routine to have, I sort of wish mine was similar, although I try to relax with a nice bath 🙂
Baths are good!
After reading this post, I think I need to start doing a Sunday night ritual. Thank you for sharing this.
It’s such a great addition to your week!
Oh I loved this post! I definitely have a Sunday night routine which includes skincare and a pamper. I’m a planner so I love jotting down everything I need to do that week 🙂
Thank you 🙂 sounds good!
I really loved this… thank you 🙂🙂
Thank you 🙂
Your Sunday night ritual sounds amazing, and I love the idea of setting aside one day of the week to develop a routine for. As a lover of writing by hand, scripting sounds like something I could easily get into.
Thanks so much for sharing! <3
Yes I thought so!
Great post! This sounds like such a lovely and relaxing routine – I definitely need to look into scripting more! Thanks for sharing x
Thank you 🙂 scripting is great!
This sounds so lovely! For me, Sundays can be hectic since the start of the week is the next day, so having some mindful exercises sounds very nice. I love doing my skincare routine at the end of the night just before getting into bed, it’s so relaxing. Thanks for sharing!
Making sure you add those small mindful rituals into a hectic day makes all the difference!
This is a lovely Sunday evening ritual, you can’t a relaxing Sunday evening! x
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Thank you 🙂 agreed!
I absolutely love the sound of your ritual! It’s sounds so relaxing and peaceful, ready for the new week ahead. I haven’t heard of scripting before, but it’s definitely something I’ll look into! x
Thank you! It’s amazing – would highly recommend giving it a shot!
Lovely routine. Evening routines can get your entire next day together. I support it!
Thank you – I totally agree!
I LOVE this idea Jenny! Your Sunday evening sound so blissful. I’ve only tried Yoga a handful of times but I absolutely loved it, I’ll definitely be looking at your other Yoga related posts. Skincare is my favourite thing to do, taking the time out is super relaxing x
I have so many yoga posts, so I hope you find them helpful!
I love the sound of your Sunday night ritual Jenny, although sadly it wouldn’t work for me as I have to get Flora ready for the week ahead. She’s getting better at sorting herself out but I still need to cross check everything. One day though, and I’ll be returning to your post when that day comes! xx
Thank you 🙂 I don’t think it always necessarily has to be a big shebang. Maybe just taking 20 mins to do 1 or 2 things after Flora is in bed is still amazing! Xxx
What a wonderful Sunday routine! I love the idea of scripting the upcoming week. I definitely have to start doing that. Thanks for sharing your Sunday ritual!
Thank you 🙂 it can be a brash experience!
Great ** haha
I feel like I might need to start doing something doing like this. These past few weeks have been hard so a ritual that’s about self care and re-charing sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Yes it sounds like the perfect time to incorporate a ritual like this!
I find that taking a nice long bath, with candles, maybe my husband, some good tunes and just chilling out with no technology etc really helps me get ready for the week. Or at least relaxes me enough to get a good nights sleep. I also love sitting down and writing out my goals for the week. I admit, I don’t get the chance to do it that often but when I do I feel organised and ready to go.
Sounds like an amazing way to end the week!
Great post! I’m not a huge fan of Sundays but these are perfect ways to get ready for your week and make sure you’re working well during the week x
Sure is 🙂 x
I don’t really have a Sunday routine, but love all of these ideas! Sometimes, still not going to work, is a bit difficult discerning the days. But love the idea of taking time for yourself and spend time alone to meditate and breathe! x
Oh I bet. But yes it’s always good to just take time to breathe!
This all sounds amazing! For me, planning my upcoming week is a Sunday night ritual xx
I’ll be honest, my Sunday routine isn’t much haha. It’s like I’m trying to cram in everything I didn’t get to do over the weekend before work starts on Monday. But I would like to be more mindful with my Sunday night routine. My routine would preferably be journalling, planning for the week, and updating my trackers etc. Also yes, just having a little bit of time to myself to think and maybe daydream.
Get on that ideal Sunday night routine! You’ll feel amazing for it!
My Sunday night routine is so important to making a good start to the week. I hate having dirty hair on a Monday morning so Sunday nights are for organising everything – including my hair!
Yesss! Sunday shows are usually my “everything” showers haha
I love sundays, always a quiet day for me or sometimes I go to work. The best thing I love about your Sunday routine is the future self meditation, that’s a great way to align your mind for greatness. I should check it out. Thanks for sharing
Great post 😘
Thank you x
This is my kind of Sunday evening, Jen! I always love having that time to set intentions for the week ahead! Gx
Thank you! X