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Your Productive Week Starts on Sunday Night 

by | May 13, 2024 | Personal Development

We’re all familiar with that Sunday night feeling … the one where you feel a bit anxious or uneasy about Monday morning. Or maybe you’re worried about how you’re going to get everything on your to-do list done next week. We’ve all been there. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can implement into your routine to reduce (and maybe even eliminate) the “Sunday Scaries” for good. Here is your ultimate guide to using your Sundays for a successful and productive week. 

Start Meal Prepping. 

Sometimes getting out the door in the morning is the ultimate challenge, so let’s remove as many obstacles as possible! Prepping your lunches is the key to a better week. It may seem stressful to cook that many meals on a Sunday but think of it this way: It’s one or two hours of your life, and then you don’t have to think about what’s for lunch until next Sunday. If you’re feeling inspired, go ahead and meal prep your dinners as well!  

Looking for some easy meal prep options? Check out these meal prep recipes!

Get Your Laundry Done. 

There is no better feeling than going into the week with fresh, clean clothes.  

Getting rid of that pile of laundry may seem like a daunting task, but you will thank yourself when you see the closet full of clothes ready for you on Monday morning.  

Plus, by doing your laundry before the week starts, you have the option of planning out what you’re going to wear each day. Setting out your work clothes, or your workout clothes, ahead of time will make your mornings much smoother. 

You could even take this a step further and wash your sheets. Who doesn’t love crawling into bed with a fresh set of sheets at night? 

Focus on Self-Care. 

Get yourself into the “self-care Sunday” mindset. While you can do all the planning and prepping you want on this day, you should also schedule in some time for yourself.

Put on a face mask, get some fresh air, or spend time having fun with family or friends. Allow yourself time to relax before the week ramps up. 

The reality is that sometimes life after the weekend can be incredibly draining, no matter how well we plan out our days. If you don’t take time for self-care before diving into the week, it can be easier to get burnt out. 

Go to Bed Early. 

Waking up on Monday mornings is hard. Grieving the end of the weekend and rolling out of bed to face the week ahead is gruesome!

You can ease the Monday morning blues by going to bed just 30 minutes earlier than normal on Sunday nights. It may not seem like a lot, but just those few extra minutes of sleep at night make all the difference in whether you’ll be hitting the snooze button in the morning or not. 

If you find that you’re someone who’s always reaching for the snooze button, no matter how much sleep you get, try placing your alarm across the room from your bed. That way, you’ll be forced to get out of bed when it goes off and you’ll feel (just a little) more motivated to not crawl right back into bed. 

Your productive week starts NOW! 

Sundays can make us anxious. But there are some things we can implement into our routines to make the week ahead a little easier. Focus on using this day to get set up for success … you will thank yourself later. 

Speaking of “fresh starts,” head to our blog “Getting a Fresh Start” to learn how to hit the reset button any time you need to. 

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Getting a Fresh Start 

Getting a Fresh Start 

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