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Sunday Prep Like a Boss

January 22, 2020 2 min read 11 Comments

Less stress and more productivity who wouldn’t want that? 

The same way the first day of the month can set the tone for the rest of it, Sundays set the tone for the rest of the week ahead. So what better way to have a productive week than starting it off with a productive Sunday? 

Here are a few habits to adopt on Sundays to set yourself up for a brighter and more efficient workweek!

PLAN THE WEEK AHEAD

After you rise, for some that means you’ve had breakfast and drank your coffee, it’s time to get around to some planning. I know there are people who’ve probably never used a planner (le gasp) and do just fine but I really really encourage you to give it a go. Jotting down all the things you need to get done will help you relax knowing you won’t forget important information.

Some important things to do:

  • Make a task list
  • Map out your week
  • Plan your outfits
  • Meal and snack prep

CLEAN YOUR SPACE

A clean uncluttered environment equals a clean uncluttered mind. So as difficult as it can be to carve out time to clean when you’re running around like a madman, ya gotta strike a balance. 

Some important things to do:

  • Tidy up
  • Clean your workspace
  • Clean your digital workspace
  • Clean out your purse or backpack

RELAX (SERIOUSLY)

I’ve been guilty of maxin’ and relaxin’ all weekend only to arrive at Sunday night with a serious case of the blues. and I’m thinking I’m probably not alone. To combat this, many people suggest shifting most of your weekend tasks to Saturday, so you can free up Sunday for self-care (Check out my 3 Ways to Include more Self-Love in Your Routine for some ideas!)

Some ideas:

  • Attend an extra-long yoga class
  • Read a book
  • Flip through a magazine
  • Eat a healthy meal
  • Catch up with friends
  • Take a long aromatic hot bath or shower
  • Do a face mask
  • Watch a movie (at home or at the theater)

Whatever feels semi-indulgent in a way that still allows you to start the week fresh and prepared. (Note: day-long mimosas seem like a good fit, but the Monday hangover is the worst, so choose wisely!)

Looking for even more organization prep? Check out my How to Stay Organized During the School Year post!

How do you Sunday prep?

11 Comments

  • Emily January 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    I sometimes wish our Sundays weren’t so busy with stuff. I am always wanting to get a real grip on what is happening in the following week.

    • annaelleliz January 24, 2020 at 8:37 pm

      So true! I love having Sundays to prep, but boy is there always a lot to do!

  • Nadalie Bardo January 23, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    I am such a fan of being PREPARED! It makes a world of difference.

    • annaelleliz January 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      YOU👏CAN👏NEVER👏BE👏TO👏PREPARED👏!

      Lol, it’s the greatest feeling when you have everything checked and in place.

  • Shayla January 23, 2020 at 7:10 am

    I don’t always get to do these on Sunday, but I try. When I can get these preparations for the week done it makes SUCH a difference! You have a lovely blog, by the way.

    • annaelleliz January 23, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      It really does make a difference prepping for the week on Sunday! Aww thank you so much, you as well!

      • Shayla January 23, 2020 at 7:03 pm

        Thank you so much!!

  • Monica January 22, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I meal plan on Sundays. It helps me feel less stressed starting off the week knowing what to make my family each night.

    • annaelleliz January 23, 2020 at 12:26 am

      So true! Especially when you come home from class or work, and can just reach in the fridge and grab exactly what you need without having to take so much time planning a meal!

  • Diana @ Nanny to Mommy January 22, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Prepping for the week is smart and efficient. I wish I had starter doing it when I was younger. I also wish I had started prepping for the next day when I was younger too.

    • annaelleliz January 23, 2020 at 12:24 am

      I really only started getting into it during my junior year of college and it changed my life! The amount of extra time you have is ridiculous!

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