And if you’re reading this on a Tuesday or Friday, these self-care tips can still help you no matter what day of the week! The reason behind why our self-care Sunday routines are so special is the relaxation and total one-on-one care you give yourself before you start a busy week ahead. So settle in and read on for our best self-care Sunday ideas to try.


Let’s begin with why self-care is important – and is something you shouldn’t skip!

Likely you’ve heard of the terms ‘running on all cylinders’ ‘running on empty’ and even ‘burnout’ and self-care being an important factor when these common events are occurring in your life. Sometimes the need to take good care of yourself can seem a little selfish or even unnecessary in a busy schedule, but our body, mind and soul require these breaks often to feel restored and recharged. We all know we can’t be running at 100% all of the time, and that’s why a good self-care Sunday routine in the schedule can be the perfect distraction.

There are many types of self-care and as you curate your perfect routine through trial and error, you’ll find the best one that fits you and your needs. We’ll be sharing the ideal TEMPLESPA self-care Sunday routine, and what self-care tips we can impart onto you.

Our ideal self-care Sunday routine begins by awaking naturally in the morning, no long lie-ins until midday! We open the curtains and window to take a few deep breaths of the fresh morning air. When doing this try focusing on breathing through the belly, rather than the short, sharp breaths we’re used to. We’ll brew ourselves a herbal tea, perhaps something like ginger and lemongrass or a green tea blend to help energise and begin our day. Taking our tea to a comfortable spot in our home, we’ll start a slow yoga movement session. If you need inspiration, our mini series by Yoga Specialist Chrissy Longley is a great place to start. We’d opt for the brain fog session to add clarity to our morning!

Next it’s breakfast time! An essential fuel for any self-care routine, we love granola or porridge with fresh fruit and honey, paired with a delicious smoothie or juice. Our next self-care Sunday idea is a walk in nature, stepping outside in the hopefully lovely weather, no headphones playing music, and simply enjoying a meander through your local area. For any self-care day it’s always a great idea to get out of the house and explore more in your community around you. Why not take your walk that one step further by adding some joy through a brightly coloured scarf, a fun pair of socks etc. something that brings a smile to you and others around you! Why not meet up with a friend and combine self-care Sunday routines together?

After your walk you’ll head back home to prepare a hearty lunch, full of great nutrition or perhaps it’s a guilty pleasure you’d like to indulge in, this is your self-care Sunday routine after all, you can decide! Now it’s time to do one of your favourite hobbies, that might be reading a good book, catching up on your favourite tv series, trying out that new recipe you’ve had bookmarked or something creative and crafty. The important thing is that you fill up your cup with something that brings you happiness and joy, there doesn’t have to be a purpose or be productive at all, that’s the best part of a self-care routine!

Now it’s later on and it’s time to think about dinner, perhaps you’d be inspired by a lovely fish dish straight from the restaurants in the Mediterranean, using the freshest ingredients of course. We love our evening spa bath and it’s a must-do for any self-care routine and a great way to wind down before sleep. Take a drizzle of DRIFT AWAY Relaxing Bathing & Massage Oil in a warm running bath to throw the calming essential oil aromas into the air, then add in the luxurious LA LA LAGOON Aromatic Bath & Shower Gel to gently cleanse and add a light fragrance to the skin. For that extra indulgence take our SUGAR BUFF Smoothing Body Scrub and massage into damp skin in circular motions to help lift away dead skin cells and even skin tone again. Once out of the bath we’re reaching for DUVET Comforting Body Cream to lock-in moisture and restore softness and suppleness to our skin again. Don’t forget your evening skincare routine here! Try our evening skincare guide for all the inspiration.

After our evening bath and skincare routine we’re feeling settled and relaxed, so let’s take that one step further with our bespoke Relaxation Rituals. As you follow along the guide you’ll start to feel the tension ebb away and your mind slowly soothed and relaxed… Now your perfect self-care Sunday routine is almost complete, now settle into bed with a good book and slowly drift off into a relaxing deep sleep!