Sunday is the least productive day by all accounts, it’s supposed to be a day of rest and recuperation where you get yourself ready for the first day back at work. But you can also make Sunday work for you, get a proper rest get things done and in the meantime get to grips with the rest of the week ahead of you with these simple steps for making the most of your Sunday.
#1 Have a lie in
Don’t let tasks and demands pile up on you, get as much sleep as you want and enjoy having a rest before you go back to work.
#2 Get ahead of your weekly tasks
Take some time on Sunday to go through the tasks you want to accomplish for the rest of the week, it’ll take probably five minutes to make a good list you can come back to. Do it while you watch TV or brew a pot of tea, if you need a hand check out our article on creating the ultimate to-do list and actually getting things done.
#3 Indulge yourself
Eat whatever you want, run a hot bath, read a good book. Spoil yourself on Sunday because you know you’ll be hard at work by tomorrow. It’s important that you don’t forget about you, sometimes we can get so caught up planning for the future and being enthusiastic about our work or chores we can lose time for ourselves. Remember you are important too!
#4 Get a little cleaning done
Sunday is the perfect time to do a little bit of cleaning, don’t go overboard and don’t let yourself feel guilty about anything you leave. Identify tasks that will take a minute or less and do them, declutter your desk one thing at a time or pick those clothes up from the floor and put them in their proper place. You don’t need to do a huge tidy-up on Sunday just enough to lighten the load for the rest of the week.
#5 Watch some new shows
Of course, we all have our favourite shows, but by Sunday we’ve already watched the newest episode, so it’s time to find a new show to marathon with your spare time. We’ve done the hard work for you so check out our articles for perfect TV shows on Netflix and essential TV shows to watch in 2015.
Take time to call your friends and family and have a catch-up, a slow day like Sunday has everybody doing the same thing so having a chat and a laugh will help to make the day seem longer and get you feeling positive before work.
#7 Go for a walk!
If you’re so inclined, Sunday is a great day for going for a slow gentle walk. Weather providing, of course, it’ll help you to get some light exercise in between all the sitting around you’re likely doing on a Sunday but it’s also great to get out, inspired and breathe in the fresh air.
#8 Have a great meal
Sunday is the best time for indulging, give yourself permission to have whatever you fancy for dinner and don’t feel guilty for indulging. You deserve it!
Make sure you give your skin some love and attention, use a good moisturiser and get ready for bed. Before bed start to wind down slowly, dim the lights and don’t read anything fast paced and gripping. Check social media and unwind, before putting all your devices away and getting your beauty sleep!
It’s more important to get time to yourself than it is to prepare for the week ahead, doing a simple thing like a to-do list will give yourself permission to only wander into a work state of mind on Monday, and you can spend time exactly how you like it!