A Mindful Sunday by Arundhati Thaker
We have been slackers for most of our lives. Weekdays are sometimes incredibly hectic and blood-sucking awful and the Sundays go in vain. Waking up late is what Sundays are for, right? Skipping breakfast, not showering, binging Netflix, detoxing after Saturday shenanigans, putting away that book for another day. Its what keeps us going through rest of the weekdays – all this time to do nothing.
But next Sunday, I want to get up early. I want to scrub myself clean and light up some candles. I want to wear something that keeps me cool on the inside and warm and welcoming on the outside. I want to take a generous amount of time to water my plants and make myself a hot cup of tea – something that the morning hassle of weekdays doesn’t always allow. I want to surround myself with the people I love and go out but not for shopping this time. I want to do something different to make memories and fill my heart with love and warmth than filling my closet with fancy pumps and dresses. I want to forget all the worrying that comes with the work load and make it a Sunday to remember!
I want to walk and not sit on raging wheels this time. I want my body to sweat to cleanse itself of all the fatigue within me. I want to go places I’ve never been to. I don’t want city lights and bright sites, I want green turf beneath my feet and night skies. I want to be able to hear the squawks and coos than the vroom-vroom and clinks. I want to sit by a cascade and dip my feet in. I want the cold water to calm my mind and heal the gashes on my sole. I want to capture the panorama not just on my camera but in my psyche.
I want to dart through the long, soft blades of grass and smile at the sun as it lightens up my guise. I want to not care about all the eyes on me and dance my fears away. I want to explore what the lively town streets offer. I want to not care about how I look but feel content to at least be standing on my feet.
And at the end of the day, I want to make myself unbothered about everything that lowers my will. I want to sleep that Sunday night with no remorse and dismay but only hope and solace. I want to stay optimistic for the week ahead and vow to take care of myself one Sunday at a time.
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