Happy weekend friends! Hopefully you got to enjoy some time off during the holidays. I was able to take New Years Eve and Day off then I had to go to work Friday for a few hours and now I have two more days off!
I work Monday through Friday so I spend a small chunk of my day on Sunday prepping for the week ahead. I have a list of little things that don’t take much time that I can chip away at throughout the day. It makes my week a little less hectic and things in general to run more smoothly.
1) Meal prep and grocery shopping. I take a quick inventory of the fridge and pantry and make plans to use up the foods that are about to go bad, then I make a list of things we are out of and head to the grocery store. I don’t go too nuts with meal planning but I make sure I have enough healthy foods for snacks and enough food so I’m not rummaging through the cabinets starving wondering what the heck to eat or hitting up the drive thru on the way to work. I also find it helpful to boil a half dozen eggs and keep them in the fridge. It’s easy to grab one when I’m hungry and I can easily pack them with my lunch at work.
2) Plan your outfits for the week. It’s a huge time saver to get your outfits for the week planned out ahead of time. I get everything ready, folded and organized in my dresser so I don’t have to rush around looking for my work pants only to find out I never took them out of the washing machine.
3) Make a to-do list for the week. I’m huge into making lists. I find a strange satisfaction in crossing items off my to-do lists. Writing things out helps clear my head and feel less anxious and stressed. Make a list of appointments, goals and things that absolutely have to get done during the week. Seeing it on paper helps make these tasks feel much more manageable.
4) Wash your sheets. I got into the habit of washing the bed sheets on Sundays. It feels so freaking good to crawl into bed on Sunday night with sheets that are fresh and clean.
5) Organize your vitamins. I take about 4 or 5 different vitamins and supplements. I used to have trouble remembering if I took certain vitamins and then I would worry about accidentally taking two so most of the time I would miss them completely. I got a weekly pill organizer box and that has made all the difference. I get my supplements all organized for the week and then I don’t have to worry about keeping track mentally of what I have and haven’t taken.
6) Schedule in some “Me” time. This can be as simple as a quiet bath and a glass of wine or a solo walk out in the woods or go all out and plan a spa day. Try to spend at least an hour relaxing and taking care of yourself.
7) Get a good night sleep. Do whatever it takes to make sure your get a good night sleep on Sunday and start your Monday feeling refreshed and rested. Ear plugs, eye mask, white noise machine- whatever it takes. I take a melatonin supplement when I really want to sleep like a baby.
These are some of the things I do on Sunday to help get me ready for the week ahead. Do you have any Sunday rituals that help you prepare for a busy week?