Mondays are pretty crazy; it’s the day of the week that you probably dislike the most. It’s the start of a work or school day and there’s no room for procrastination. You need to wake up early, get ready to go, and get out the door.
However, Monday should not have to be stressful. Take advantage of your free Sundays and prepare for the coming week. By changing your mindset and planning ahead for your work week, you can organize and increase your productivity for the entire week.
So down below are some things you can start doing to help you feel less stressed out, more organized, and definitely more productive. So check them out and let me know what you think!
Tidy-Up Your House
A clutter-free home helps to make you feel less stressed and overwhelmed. Make use of your Sunday by cleaning your home and decluttering your space. Pick things off the floor, keep everything in order, and organize your belonging. Finish your laundry and wash all the dishes. You’ll happy Monday morning seeing everything cleaned and organized. This will help to set a tone for the rest of the week.
Meal Plan and Meal Prep
Planning and preparing your meal ahead of time is always a great idea. Make it a habit to do your groceries every Sunday and plan what meals to cook for the rest of the week. Write all the ingredients needed, bring it in the grocery store, and stick to it. Batch cook and freeze (if needed) all evening meals for the week. You’ll find this helpful for the busy nights when you won’t have time to cook. All you have to do is place them in the microwave (or slow cooker), reheat, and dinner’s ready.
Also, if you’re not a morning person, make healthy and easy breakfasts you can quickly grab out of your fridge, like overnight oats! Doing this will not just save you time and money but help make sure that you and your family are eating healthy for the entire week.
Clean Out Your Fridge
Doing a quick fridge clean-out every Sunday is much easier than doing a big clean-out once a month! Keep your fridge clean and organized and throw away anything that’s gone bad. Be sure to restock on any supplies you need. Organize your items using plastic bins and keep everything in order.
This will make your week easier since you’ll know exactly what’s gone bad and what you need more of in your fridge.
Room Cleaning and Organization
This may not be your favorite way to spend a Sunday, but cleaning and organize your bedroom can benefit you in many ways. Washing your sheets will be just one less thing you need to take care of that week and keeping your room organized is a great way to create a stress-free environment.
Everything you need for that coming week will be in its place and not hidden (and we all know how fun it is to look for items before we rush out the door). And at night, you can walk into your room, ready for a good night’s sleep, and not feel guilty that your room is a mess. You’re free to relax!
Pack your Bag for School or Work
Prepping what you need for work or school the night before helps to ensure that nothing is misplaced. So just make sure that before the day is done, all your paperwork, documents, phone, and other items are organized and ready to go. Double check and make sure there’s nothing you’ve missed. If you have everything ready to go, then you’ll have so much more time in the mornings to either relax or get out before rush hour hits!
Plan Your Outfits For the Coming Week
Choosing what clothes to wear for each day can be a bit tricky. However, it still saves you a lot of time and mental energy for more important things. So check the forecast for the week and get your outfits ready on Sunday. And if you can’t plan for the entire week, try planning for the next day. It’ll save you so much time in the morning!
Write Out Your To-Do List
Get ahead of the week by writing out your to-do list on Sunday. Lay out your tasks or goals that need to be finished that week. Whether it’s an appointment, meeting, party, dinner, cleaning, or kid’s duties, write it down. This will declutter your mind and make it more easy to get things done earlier in the week or not forget anything.
And all of this leads us to the final tip. Reward yourself and do something that you enjoy; something that relaxes you. You will not be productive and be able to lead a team if you haven’t taken care of yourself first. Practicing a self-care can help you plan well and organize your week efficiently.
Take time to destress and pamper yourself. Treat yourself to a movie, a hot drink, comfort food (or a healthy dish), homemade spa treatments, etc. Sunday can be a day of rest for taking care of yourself. Give yourself some “me-time” so you can start the week relaxed and happy!
Alright, so I hope I was able to give you inspiration to make your Sunday productive and efficient so you can have an easier week. Feel free to apply these tips and tricks in your life and make them weekly habits.
Now, if you have any tips yourself, email me or let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear about them!
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.