12 Nov 7 Ways to Prep for a Successful Week on Sunday
Sometimes the work week comes so quickly to swallow us up in plans and preparations and there seems to be no time to just stop and get organized! That’s why we put together a list of items to do every Sunday to prep for the most productive, goal-getting week yet!
Ways to prep for the week ahead
1. Plan the meals for the week
It is so easy to come home after a busy day of work, set your stuff down, get distracted, and suddenly it’s 8 PM and dinner hasn’t even been decided yet. By thinking about the week’s meals on Sunday, not only can you save time by being prepared, but you can save major bucks by avoiding last minute eating out. Check out our ideas on easy to prep meals for some ideas of what to put together.
2. Journal what your goals are and what you envision your week to look like
If you’re a huge visionary like us (most Goalisters are!), allocating some time each Sunday to picture your goals and lay out some items to complete for the week can motivate you and keep you on track to reach both your short-term and long-term goals. We like Todoist app for creating daily tasks. You can use it to schedule when you would like a task to be completed by and create categories to divide your lists.
3. Lay your clothes out the night before
This tip can save loads of time depending on how indecisive you may be. By picking out your outfit the night before, you also save decision making energy that can be spent on deciding on your next blog post instead.
Hint: take the time to also check out the weather so you are less likely to have last-minute clothing changes and still save yourself time in the morning.
4. Check your schedule
Review what you have going on for the week so you have an idea of where you will be and when and won’t worry about missing any meetings. Don’t forget to schedule in me-time, exercising, and a few small chores to knock off. On top of this, you can get any necessary items together for activities you will be doing during the week.
5. Complete regular chores
There is something about Sunday that makes it the best day for staying in and doing some cleaning. Dedicate some of your regular chores like budgeting and laundry to this day so you have a clean wardrobe for the week and don’t find yourself digging through the dirty clothes bin for last week’s sweaty socks come Tuesday. This is also a great time for rotating chores that happen once a month like scrubbing the shower. A clean living space and shorter chores to-do list can help keep a clear mind during the week and keep things organized.
6. Spa time
As the day comes to a close, it can feel like we’re on the clock again as our work brains begin rebooting. Before thinking too much about the work week, schedule in some much needed relaxation time. Light some candles, poor some tea, draw a bath, read a book, and just be. If you need some tips on creating zen at home, check out our DIY spa tips.
7. Go to bed early
Kickstart the week by getting a sufficient amount of shut-eye. The average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep per night. You may also discover that you like to base your sleep off of circadian rhythms of 1.5 hours and prefer 7.5 or 9 hours of sleep.