Self-care Sunday -
Sundays are the perfect time to wind down, de-stress and focus on yourself. At Sarvin, we design clothes to make you look great and leave you mentally feeling at your best. A gorgeous dress is an excellent investment to boost your mood, but you can take many other actions alongside this.
We have put together our favourite self-care Sunday activities that go hand in hand with our ethos of lifting every client’s confidence. There is nothing more important than taking care of yourself.
Give yourself a long overdue pamper session. Start by listing everything you would like to do nails, skin, hair. Turn on your favourite calming playlist and relax.
For nails, we recommend buffing and filing the nails to provide a clean base. Then applying a transparent base nail vanish, which once dried, can be painted over with your chosen nail vanish colour. Since it is the start of Spring, perhaps opt for bright, nature-related colours such as greens, yellows and pinks.
It is essential to care for your skin, mainly when stress levels are at their highest. Take a warm bath, exfoliate thoroughly, then moisturise the skin all over. Using an SPF moisturiser with Vitamin C included is the most effective to leave skin feeling smooth and looking radiant. Give time for the moisturiser to set.
We have found some great recipes to make homemade face masks; all contain common household ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- ¼ of a ripe avocado
- 2 drops of lavender oil
For evening skin tone:
- 1 tbsp of fresh turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of honey
- ½ an avocado
- 1 tbsp of honey
- A handful of oats
Read a book
Books are pivotal for gaining a greater understanding of current and past events. Books help develop your thoughts, expanding your interest in subjects you otherwise may not have considered learning.
For self-love Sunday, start that book, you have always been meaning to read and rediscover peace. Being absorbed in a good book is one of the best feelings as in that moment, the pages are your only focus, and you are delving deeper into a more magical world. Self-help books are popular during the current pandemic as they are helping people to become more positive individuals; the Sarvin team have found some of the best examples that you will love:
- How to own the room – Viv Groskop
This book is written in a friendly tone, exploring the many significant speeches made by women that have impacted the world throughout history. It is a great book to help grasp how to communicate confidently in various situations, providing advice to build women's confidence.
- Women who overthink – Dr Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Nolen-Hoeksema is an expert in studying women and emotion and has researched how women’s tendency to overthink can be mentally damaging in the long-term. Her book explores how to combat worrying often and maintain a complete ‘’go-getter’’ mindset.
- Girl, Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis
Girl, Stop Apologizing is a necessity for any woman that has felt they have taken too much on; however, they never feel fulfilled in themselves. The book combats self-insufficiency feelings, putting most hard-working females’ thoughts into words with great reflective advice.
Watch an easy-going series or film
The most apparent self-love Sunday activity is watching a series or film accompanied by a range of food and drink, perhaps with your other half? We teach that doing this is lazy and unproductive mainly due to social media.
It is not a bad thing to lounge and watch television. Similarly to reading a book, doing so allows us to be absorbed within a different world, calming many modern-day worries, we may have.
If you want to wind down, we recommend a cheerful and bright television series or film. These are light to watch and less likely to cause any stress as opposed to more severe types. A few of Sarvin’s favourites include:
- The Notebook (2004)
A classic romance starring Rachel McAdams.
A 90s’ favourite. You will love Clueless as it is fashion focused and explores the ultimate girl friendship.
- Bridget Jones’s Diary
Starring Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s diary is hugely relatable, covering many daily life issues that every girl will understand.
Get some exercise
As the days get longer and the temperature gets slightly higher, the weather is clearing up, making it more inviting to spend time outdoors. For self-love Sunday, take your dog for a walk or go for a walk with a friend or family member. Grab a take-out coffee along your route to keep you both refreshed.
If you want to be by yourself, go for a light jog or cycle to get some fresh air. Spending time amongst nature in the sun positively affects your mental health and is vital during the pandemic as we have all been spending so much time indoors.
You could also do some yoga and meditation in your home. Use a mat or towel and follow a YouTube tutorial. Meditation and yoga will help you to learn to breathe steadily and improve your physical and mental wellbeing. It is a form of exercise primarily focused on developing a healthy perspective.