Have there been weeks where Monday starts and you already feel like you’re behind? That can easily be avoided by implementing these smart Sunday habits!
I know I’m not the only one who some weeks scrambles to get things done because there “isn’t enough time”. There is always time, but it comes down to being organized and prepared.
Of course, sometimes beyond our control happen and you can’t predict every single moment of every day, but being prepared for what you DO know will happen will make all the difference.
1. Plan out your week
One of the easiest ways of staying on top of your game and have a smooth week is planning it out.
Here are some things to put into your planner:
- Appointments: doctor/dentist, salon services, etc
- Intentions: write down anything you want to accomplish this week. Drinking more water, getting 8 hours of sleep, waking up at a certain time.
- Habit tracker
- Class schedule/work schedule.
- Work/school meetings
2. Clean out your purse
Throughout the week, your work or school bag probably accumulates a lot of junk. Don’t worry, mine does too.
Sunday is the perfect time to clean out your bag and get it ready for the following week.
The best way that I have found to do that is to take everything out, shake the bag upside down to get rid of any dust, tiny papers and other dirt, and then put everything back.
I personally like to keep things in little bags inside my purse. I have a little bag for my charger and headphones, another one for my makeup, and another little bag for feminine products and medication.
This helps keep everything organized, and helps me know where everything is if I need something in a hurry.
3. Grocery shop and meal prep
Making your own food takes some time, but if you prep on Sundays, you will have less to do during the week.
Going shopping on the weekend is going to ensure that you have everything you need for your meals throughout the week, so definitely don’t skip this step.
Making a weekly menu before going shopping also helps, because that way you’re going to use up the food you buy. No wasted money there.
4. Clean your home
One of the worst things when coming home after a long day of work or school is coming home to a mess.
Cleaning up before the week starts is a great way to stay organized. After all, who wants to come home to a messy place all week?
Change your sheets, dust, vacuum, and clean your kitchen during the weekend. You’ll thank yourself later.
5. Do your laundry
I know I’m not the only one who hates doing laundry, but doesn’t it feel SO good to get it done?
Imagine how much better you’d feel if you came home to clean and folded laundry, rather than coming home to your clothes spilling out of the laundry basket.
Not only is this going to help you get peace of mind, it’s also going to make it a lot easier getting dressed each morning.
6. Pick out your outfits
A HUGE timesaver is to prepare the outfits you’re going to be wearing the following week on Sunday. Clothing, accessories, shoes- the works.
If you want to be super organized, you can hang each outfit together on one hanger, and hang them all next to each other in your closet.
That way, when you wake up in the morning and have little energy, you already have outfits prepped and ready to be put on!
How’s THAT for saving time?
7. Set your goals
Setting goals is another Sunday habit you should consider.
Setting small and achievable goals for the week is half the work in getting them done. You can write your goals in your planner to have them where you can see them every day.
The more you see your goals, the more likely you are to achieve them.
8. Check your bank account
Don’t be one of those people who have no idea what they have in their bank accounts.
Checking your bank account at the end of the week will help you get some perspective on what your everyday spending looks like.
You can work on financial goals so much better when you periodically check your bank statements and know what’s going on there.
9. Indulge in self-care
Being productive and on top of things is great, but we also can’t forget to recharge our batteries.
Sundays are perfect for that. You can finish up your week with a little Netflix and chill and relax, which will help you get ready for the week ahead.