18 Things You Can Do on Sundays

Let’s be honest, most things can be done any day of the week! On Sundays, many people have the day off from work, opening up options.

You can choose something fun or be productive to get ready for the work week. You could also do some fun activities and some productive stuff.

Here’s a list of ideas to get you thinking about the possibilities Sunday.

Take a Nap

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Taking a nap is one way to relax on a Sunday.

After lunch, you can doze off on the couch.

Read a Book

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Forgot about your problems for a few hours and escape into a good book.

Or, read a book that will you teach you a new skill or about a topic you find interesting.

A relaxing read may result in a nap.

Go for an Easy Walk

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For your walk to feel relaxing, walk at a comfortable pace. Enjoy the fresh air.

You may want to walk in a scenic park with a friend. However, if you prefer solitude, make sure you’re walking location is safe.

Spend Time with Family

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You could start a family tradition to spend time together on most Sundays.

For many years, my parents had family over for lunch after church every Sunday. This included their adult kids and grandkids.

Other ideas include:

  • Ask your kids what they want to do and then do it (within reason and budget, of course).
  • Visit with siblings, cousins, etc., in the afternoon or evenings.
  • Playing board games together

Sunday Brunch

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Plan to sleep in on Sunday. Then, have a lovely brunch with your family.

Or, if you attend church, you can have brunch after the service.

There could be local restaurants that serve brunch on Sundays to give everyone a break from cooking and the cleanup that follows.

Binge-Watch a Series

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You can find a series on Netflix or another streaming service.

Then watch as many episodes as you can. Or plan a movie marathon.

Be considerate of the choice if others in your home will be watching with you.

Yard Work

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When Sunday is your day off, you can take time to mow the lawn or do yard work.

Then, your lawn will look great all week.

Play Video Games

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There are many options for video games and ways to play. Therefore, there is likely a game you could enjoy for a few hours, even if it’s a simple game on your phone.

If video games aren’t your thing, you could play a board game or do a Sudoku puzzle.

You could also play games for real money.


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Learn a new hobby or enjoy your favorite. And some hobbies, such as crocheting, can be done while binge-watching.

Here are a few ideas. And keep in mind that there are YouTube tutorials to teach beginners nearly anything.

  • Painting
  • Gardening
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Baking

Go for a Scenic Drive

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In my area, in seasons other than winter, it’s fun to go for a drive. Sometimes we will try a new restaurant while out and about or visit a farmer’s market.

One of my favorite fall activities is a drive to see the beautiful trees as their leaves change color.

In the summer, we like to drive around nearby lakes

Meal Plan

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Meal planning on a Sunday can mean less stress throughout the week.

Spend an hour or two getting the food plan for the week organized.

Do Laundry

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Doing laundry is another task you may be happy to have done before your work week starts.

You’ll be happy when your closet is full of clean clothes.

You may be able to do something relaxing or fun in between loads.

Look for a New Job

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If you’re stressed out on Sunday evenings, dreading Monday morning, it may be time to look for a new job.

Commit to spending a couple of hours on Sunday looking for a job that suits your skills and interests better.

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Plan Your Next Vacation

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You can discuss vacation ideas with your spouse or family on a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

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Write A Thank You Message

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Take a few moments and send someone a thank-you message.

Or, get out your note cards and write a handwritten thank you card.

Bored at Work Ideas

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Plan ahead for what you will do the next time you are bored at work.

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Laugh at Animal Memes

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Most people can relate to these funny memes featuring animals.

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Attend a Church Service

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Perhaps it’s been awhile since you’ve been to church.

Or you could check out a church for the first time.

Shark Memes

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Sharks can be scary, but also cute!

Turtle Memes

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Turtles are great for memes.

Funny Cat Memes

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Enjoy some funny cat memes!

Author: Heidi Bender

Title: Writer

Expertise: Thank You Notes


Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. She aims to help people write thank-you notes by providing examples and tips. She is the author of She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.