Sundays with Ana Jaren
Sundays With is a monthly series that will highlight the routines, habits, and rituals of folks in the Ordinary Habit community. We’ll be exploring what helps them close out their week, and get ready for what’s ahead.
For this installment, we’re joined by Ana Jaren. Her images delight our senses, and make us smile upon first glance. We immediately got lost in all of the fun details when we first saw her work, and knew it would make a beautiful puzzle. Read on to see how Ana spends her Sundays.
What do you most look forward to on Sundays?
Time to relax and do things which I can't do during the week. For instance, having a bath, time to read, a long breakfast with no rush...
How do you reset and prepare for the coming week?
I try to make weekends different from the rest of the week. As I work from home, it is important to establish barriers between work and pleasure. That's why I change my routines these days: food is different (less healthy), I watch movies on tv (not series), I don't follow schedules (time anarchy) and everything is quite relaxed.
Is there a ritual you find yourself doing each week on Sunday?
Beauty session. That's the day to pamper my skin. I love taking a bath while using a face mask and reading.
Is there a show or movie you associate with Sundays?
Not a show or a specific movie, but watching a full movie and not just an episode of a tv series is something I associate with Sundays.
What do you call that feeling that creeps up on us on Sundays?
Pre-Monday, getting ready for the action.
A satisfying Sunday dinner to avoid the feeling of Sunday evening?
I have two which I adore: a bowl with milk and some biscuits, and the other, a sandwich with mature cheese, tomato slices and some slices of tomato.
What do you do on Sunday so you don't have to do it on Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday?
I do the laundry because electricity is cheaper.
What do you avoid on Sundays?
Stress mostly, and also waking up to an alarm!
Check out the Nap Time Puzzle by Ana Jaren