Is there such a thing as a productive Sunday? Traditionally, Sunday is a day of rest but it can also help you to prepare for what’s ahead. That’s why you should aim to have a productive Sunday to set yourself up for the busy week to come.
So what does a productive Sunday actually entail? It’s all about creating structure in your life and getting yourself back on track in time for the week to begin. Here are 9 Sunday habits you need for a productive week.
1. Catch up on those chores
Sunday is the perfect day to catch up on those jobs around the house. Set aside a few hours to do those dishes and the laundry. Having a tidy space can help you achieve a sense of wellbeing, and will mean you don’t have to worry about it when you come home after a grueling Monday.
2. Get yourself organized
Get yourself a journal and weekly planner and get organized. Write down everything that needs to be done in the week ahead. Writing everything down not only helps you to be a better organizer of tasks, but it also helps to clear the mind.
3. Don’t sleep all-day
Although Sunday is a day of rest, it’s not a good idea to sleep in, even after a busy week at work. Set an alarm and wake-up leisurely. You’ve got lots to do for the week ahead.
4. Sunday exercise
Doing any exercise on a Sunday may fill you with dread, but it’s actually a great way to relieve stress and boost your mood, ready for whatever life throws at you. As a result, you’ll feel incredibly energized and productive, ready to kick start that week.
5. Sort out those work outfits
Make it part of your Sunday routine to sort out your outfits for every day. A productive Sunday is all about streamlining your week. Organize your wardrobe so that you have an outfit ready to wear for each day. Not only will this save you time in the morning, but you’ll start the day feeling relaxed and in control.
6. Time for you
Let’s not forget that Sunday should also be a time for you. You need this ‘me’ time. Do what makes you feel good about yourself and which you find hard to do in the week. Go for a walk, have a glass of wine or read a favorite book.
7. Plan those meals
Make a meal planner and go grocery shopping. Prepare those meals in advance, so that when you get home after work all you have to do is reheat your food, not cook from scratch.
8. Create time to think and breathe
We all need time to think and reflect and Sunday is the best time to do so. Once you have filled in your planner, cleaned and organized yourself for the week, it’s time to reflect. Think about what’s gone well and what improvements could be made.
9. Get ready for Monday
When you are ready for Monday and the week ahead you are creating a sense of calm, as opposed to chaos. This will reduce any anxieties you may have, freeing you up to focus on those workday tasks.