Sundays are my new favorite day of the week. You know the quote “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”? That’s pretty much my new mantra. When I don’t have a productive Sunday, my whole week gets thrown off. After getting into a consistent Sunday routine, I feel so much more motivated and less stressed during the workweek. Here I’ve put together a few of the things that I do on Sundays that make a huge difference in the week ahead. They might seem simple, but when you actually do them, I promise your life will be changed!
1. Clean/Laundry, etc.
Cleaning isn’t exactly the most glamorous thing to do on the weekends, but it’s so necessary. I don’t have time during the week to deep clean my shower, or vacuum my entire apartment. Even if I just do one thing, like laundry or vacuum, I feel so much better going into the week. I also like to make sure my room is clean, and to organize my desk space so that I’m going into the week clutter free. It’s probably the easiest way to get your week started on the right foot!
2. Grocery Shop
This seems like a no brainer, but it’s made a huge difference in my week. When I grocery shop on Sundays, I’m relaxed, unlike when I’m grocery shopping on a Monday and I’m frazzled and starving after a long day of work. I actually have time to make a list, and have fun looking up and planning my meals for the week. Obviously Sunday is usually the busiest grocery store day, so I like to go in the morning before the crowds.
3. Meal Prep
Okay, I don’t actually full-on meal prep, but I do try and plan my meals out in advance before I go to the grocery store like I mentioned above, which really helps. On Sundays, it’s always nice to make a big meal like enchiladas, chili, or a big batch of soup that can last you all week long. It’s not necessarily meal prepping, but kind of. Whatever you want to call it, it’s super helpful.
4. Map Out Your Week
I’m pretty obsessed with lists and planners, so one of my favorite things to do is map out my week on Sundays. I write out any big things I already know I need to get done, any appointments I have, workout classes, etc. Having an outline for my week makes Monday morning feel way less daunting.
Although I love being productive on Sundays, I also carve out time dedicated to relaxing. Whether it be catching up on a show, flipping through magazines with a cup of tea, or going for a hike, I like to spend some time decompressing and doing something for myself. I’ve also been trying (key word) to unplug a bit on the weekends which has been SO good for me.