6 Ways to Relax on a Sunday

Alexi Simpson

College can be extremely hectic. And, when people are stressed, it becomes harder to focus and get things done. However, it is important that we find ways to relieve stress in order to have a productive week.


1. Read a Book

Getting lost in a book is a great way to relieve stress. It could be any type of book. Reading a fiction story can help you escape the trials you are currently dealing with. Reading a self-help book can help advise you on how to handle stressful situations. Reading can help clear your mind and help you focus better later on.

2. Take a Bath

Spending time with yourself will allow you to free your mind and calm your nerves. At the end of a stressful day, it’s important to let your body relax and it is much healthier to go to sleep with a clear head. If someone goes to bed stressed, it’s highly unlikely they will wake up with a positive attitude. So, play some music, light some candles, throw in a bath bomb—add whatever you need to make you feel comfortable.

3. Listen to Music

Music can help give you energy, soothe your soul and calm your nerves. It can also help motivate you for the week. A Christian may find comfort in gospel music, or a country fan may need to listen to a sweet, slow country rhythm to help ease their mind. Find what works best for you and create a routine every Sunday before going to bed.

4. Go on a Run

Running gets your blood pumping, helps relieve stress and will help you sleep better. It is helpful to put all of your stressful energy into something productive. Improving your overall health will also help you perform better in all areas of your life.

5. Go to Bed Early

Getting extra rest will help you be more productive, be more aware and give you enough energy to accomplish things the following day. It is extremely difficult to get anything done if you’re sleep deprived, and you’ll end up feeling more stressed if you don’t have a healthy sleep schedule.

6. Plan Out Your Week

Use a planner to write down all of your goals and things you need to accomplish this week. Write down when you have to study, when you need to buy groceries or anything else you need to accomplish. Having your tasks listed down will help you not feel as overwhelmed.

Following these steps can help you have an easier week. Taking the time to take to relax before starting your week can benefit your academics, heath and mind, So, calm down, destress and relax.