From the mood-boosting bubble bath to the Sunday face mask we swear by, we’ve put together the perfect regime to keep you calm, collected and clear-skinned for a busy week ahead…
It’s not Sunday that’s the problem – we love the lie-in, the brunch and the roast – but after all this comes Smonday, the time around mid-afternoon when it stops being the weekend and you start thinking about… we’ll whisper it, *Monday*.
Symptoms of a classic case of the Smondays include panicking about work, realising you have nothing clean to wear tomorrow – and alarm-clock dread. This happens every Sunday, but it doesn’t have to. Follow our Smonday plan and you can kick that dread into touch.
5pm Get stuff done
Spend half an hour sorting things out. Iron that dress, check you’ve got hole-free tights to wear with it, make a speedy packed lunch and get your bag together for tomorrow. Doing this has so many benefits: you’ll feel calmer knowing you’re organised for a new week, and it’ll buy you an extra 10 minutes’ snooze time in the morning.
6pm Stretch it out
Exercise too close to bedtime and you’ll wake up your body too much, so now is the perfect time to do a little light yoga and simple stretches to boost your mood.
7pm Home spa
If you had a big night last night, you’ve probably sorted it out mostly with a roast, but didn’t you forget something? Yep, your poor face. If Saturday’s excess is showing on your skin, make time for a sheet mask. If it’s red and blotchy, try a soothing Garnier Moisture Bomb Chamomile Hydrating Face Sheet Mask. For a deep cleanse and a detox, reach for Skin Republic Bubble Charcoal Face Sheet Mask.
8pm Tub time
Even if you’re a shower girl, there’s something very special and soothing about a long hot soak. Light a candle and invest in a luxe bath product like Bubble T Bath & Body-Bath T-bags for an Insta-worthy bath time.
9pm Put down your phone
For a restful night’s sleep you should aim for at least 30 minutes’ screen-free time before bedding down. Double that to an hour on Sunday night – and stick to it. Put your devices in another room, which may mean you need to invest in a clock if you usually use your phone alarm to wake you up.