What About Sundays?

 Humans are creatures of habit. We like our routines, don’t we? An accepted rule of law is that evidence of habit and routine practice is so reliable that it even overcomes objections in court. How about you? What’s your Sunday routine?

Gentler Pace on Sundays

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they spend their Sundays. Some of us use Sundays to recover from the week before. Some of us use it to prepare for the week ahead. And for some, it’s a day for adventures and hobbies — often luxuries — that we don’t allow ourselves during the week.

My friend Lee Child revealed his Sunday routine to  The New York Times recently as part of his annual media blitz!)
Is your Sunday anything like this?

On Sundays…

  • Lee wakes up with the sun.
  • The first thing he does is drink coffee.
  • He takes a walk. Living in Manhattan, this is convenient to do. And, living near Central Park, it’s especially scenic!
  • He often goes to museums. (Their abundance and proximity is another Big-Apple-living bonus!)
  • One of his favorite ways to spend an evening off is reading. This might seem an obvious hobby for a writer, but really it’s a luxury. Writers spend a lot of time putting pen to paper, so we must make deliberate time for reading. It’s time that is a treat!
  • Lee tries not to write too close to bedtime because it gets him fired up.

One of my Sunday habits is picking up a pen and writing a note to a friend. (In cursive, of course!) There’s always someone to whom I owe a thank you note, or a friend with a birthday coming up and the like. The handwritten note is ready for me to drop in the mail on Monday.

Are you a creature of habit? What’s your Sunday routine?

Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

Diane Capri

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6 Responses to What About Sundays?

  1. Pat Welte October 3, 2015 at 1:19 am #

    I wake up, not early. Feed 3 dogs, 2 cats. Eat breakfast and read for awhile. Start laundry, clean house. Work on genealogy. Have lunch and read for awhile. Play with the animals. Have dinner and read and/or watch television until I fall asleep.

    • Diane October 6, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

      Sounds like a nice, leisurely pace, Pat. I like the way you operate!

  2. Roger October 3, 2015 at 9:08 am #

    It’s soccer season here in Michigan, so Sundays are typically spent refereeing youth soccer matches. On those Sundays I’m not refereeing (many Traverse City teams Diane), I try to watch NFL football in the fall. Otherwise Sundays are family time, church, pets, family meal, etc.

    • Diane October 6, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      Roger — it’s important to have your priorities straight, and it sounds like you’ve done that! Thanks for giving all of us a glimpse of your weekend.

  3. John Kuvakas October 3, 2015 at 11:32 am #

    I’m a pastor, so Sunday is a big day for me. Monday, is my Sunday. I wake up when I wake up, spend the day reading, writing or watching some TV, just recharging my batteries and taking the opportunity to absorb the week prior while planning for the coming week. I’ve found that dedicated down-time, time to do whatever I fancy, is a vital part of my week. It helps me keep things in perspective, to prioritize things and gives me an opportunity to ponder what’s important and what’s not.

    • Diane October 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

      John, that sounds like a very healthy routine. Work hard, rest hard. Kudos.

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