Oh Sunday, some love you and some hate you.
I personally LOVE Sunday.
Sunday is always my time for relaxing (as long as I don’t have too much school work), and it is always my time to prepare for the new week.
There are certain habits that I have developed over the past few years, and these really do MAKE or BREAK my upcoming week. Today I will be sharing some of these habits with you, so that you can maybe love Sunday just a little bit more.
Habit #1 – Reflect
Sunday is a great time to reflect on the past week and prepare for the upcoming week. Now is the time to reflect on the good and bad from the past week.
What did you accomplish?
What did you let fall on the back burner?
What was something new that you tried?
Once you reflect on your week, it is time to think of actions you can take to improve.
What do you want to accomplish this week?
What hobbies or activities do you want to make time for this week?
What are you doing to work towards your goals?
Once you have those action plans, make sure to put them into some planning…
Habit #2 – Plan, Plan, Plan
You might be thinking, well duh, obviously we need to plan. But, for some this may not be so intuitive. So I challenge you to really take 30 minutes on Sunday to PLAN. Plan your meals for the week, plan your workouts, plan your tasks and events out, plan it ALL.
Make sure that in this portion you also plan in your action steps that you determined in your reflection process. This will help you to feel organized and ready for the new week.
Habit #3 – Meal Prep
Habit #4 – Plan Your Outfits
This may seem a little extreme for some of you, but I swear that this really helps to save time throughout the week.
Not only does it save time, it also helps to keep your outfits fresh and new. I try to challenge myself every Sunday to plan out my outfits based on what events or classes I have that week. While doing so, I also try to mix up my outfits and try new combinations.
Habit #5 – Clean Up
It is SO important to clean up your house at the end of the week. Otherwise, you will kick off Monday with a messy house, and a messy house often leads to a messy brain. So take the time to clean up, even if it just a small amount of cleaning. You want to start the week off feeling FRESH, and you can’t do that if your house is in shambles.
Habit #6 – Rest and Decompress
Every Sunday night I make sure to REST. I use a lot of my Sunday to prepare for the week ahead, so I spend the remainder of the day to chill. Watch my favorite movie or show, do some extra pampering steps in my night routine, or do some light yoga to wind down. I think it is so important to take time for YOU on a Sunday in order to reset.
Habit #7 – Go to Bed Early
I am a firm believer that your day starts the night before.
If you get into bed at a decent time and sleep for 7-9 hours you are much more likely to feel good and refreshed Monday morning. So, make sure that you do everything in your power to set yourself up for a good night sleep. Diffuse some Lavender essential oil, take a calming bath, swap your phone for a real book, and get all your work done and out of the way early in the day.
Don’t underestimate sleep, it really does make a HUGE difference in your mood and overall well being.
That’s all I have got for you today, I hope that you really enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to change your Sunday routine.
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