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Sundays are for Staying in

Sundays are for Staying in - A Wandering Vine

Sundays are for Staying in

 

Have you ever agreed to go somewhere – a party, an event, or some other kind of social activity – then regretted your decision when it was time to go? I love socializing, but sometimes I just want to curl up at home and relax. That’s why Sundays are for staying in.

As an introverted only child, I’ve always enjoyed spending time at home. I need it regularly to recharge. After having kids, we have many nights in. Here are my tips for the perfect night in:

  1. Try to clear the important items from your to-do list beforehand. I can’t relax or focus if I have important or urgent unfinished items on my to-do list. I pick the 3 most important or urgent items and make sure they’re completed before starting my relaxing evening. Everything else goes on the list for tomorrow.
  2. Order takeout. Remove the stress of cooking or doing dishes by ordering in.
  3. Get comfy. Put on some pajamas and comfy socks, and brew some hot tea for some relaxation and pampering. Then snuggle up with a warm blanket on the couch or in bed.
  4. Turn the lights down. It’s hard to relax with bright lights, so turn off most of the lights and dim the ones you need.
  5. Rent a movie or read a book. If I’m staying in alone, I love to curl up with a good book. If I’m with my husband, we enjoy watching a movie together. He loves horror movies, and sometimes he convinces me to watch one with him. I don’t enjoy them as much since we had kids, though…is that just me? Now I prefer a comedy or something lighthearted.
  6. Play a board game. For a more social evening home, board games are fun. You can play with your significant other, family, or friends. The options are endless, whether you want something to get you thinking, laughing, or talking.
  7. Open a bottle of wine. Perhaps it’s because I live in wine country, but I just love a glass (or two) of wine in the evening after the kids are in bed. So relaxing!

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, an occasional night in is great for recharging. Make time every once in awhile (or often!) and you won’t regret it.

What are your tips and essentials for the perfect night in?

Sundays are for Staying in - A Wandering Vine

12 Comments

  1. Shell

    This was so wonderfuL!
    I am a firm believer that Sundays are a day to relax and be with family.
    This post was so refreshing!
    xo, Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com
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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  2. Ali Rost

    I love this .. Whenever we hunker down and stay in ..we always include a little something simmering on the stovetop

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      That sounds wonderful <3

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  3. Kari

    I like to live by Sundays being a day of rest as well. I do prefer to cook though rather than ordering out.

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      We often do, too. We cook almost daily, though, so I think of ordering out as a nice break.

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  4. Paula

    I agree! It’s important to socialize sometimes, but it’s also really important to stay in. I don’t order take-out, though. I use the time at home to bake and cook dinners, because I often find I don’t have time after work.

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      I would do the same thing if we didn’t cook dinner at home regularly!

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  5. Rachel

    We love Sundays to be a day to chill and relax. Everyone needs a day like Sundays 🙂

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    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Agreed 🙂

      Reply
  6. Rachel Ritlop

    I love resting and relaxing on Sundays! Such a good time to recharge and refocus

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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  7. Bethany Stout

    I totally agree, I always have family day and stay in on Sundays

    Reply

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