What is the perfect Sunday routine? Is it all about kicking back and watching Netflix or getting ahead of the week and doing some major organization? It depends on what you want to achieve. Obviously, you want every week to go smoothly, you want to smash your goals and have enough time for everything that you want to get done, and you want to be successful.
So, what do you need to do on Sunday that can help set you up for the rest of the week? This is the perfect Sunday routine for 2020.
DON’T WORK WHEN YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO
It’s something we’re all guilty of. Catching up with a bit of work on the weekends because it makes us feel like we’re ahead. There’s always more that can be done, right? And with that mindset, you’ll be burning your brain out. You don’t want to hit Monday feeling exhausted and sluggish, so leave it until Monday unless it’s absolutely end-of-the-world stuff.
If you work weekends, then don’t work on your days off, and try not to think about work when you’re not there, either. Give your brain some space.
MAKE TIME FOR REFLECTION + IMPROVEMENT
On Sunday, have a think about the week that’s just passed. What could you have done better? What changes do you need to make next week? You can use the Win At Life journal to track things like what you ate, how much sleep you had, how much water you drank, how much time you spent with friends and family, and make the improvements you need to make.
DO A SOLID BRAIN DUMP
No, we’re not talking about mindfulness, although that is a good start. It’s all about brain dumping. Grab a notebook and start pouring out what’s in your mind. From things you need to do to goals you have, and things you need to remember, carrying all that around in your brain will give you anxiety and make it harder to focus.
Dump all that on a piece of paper, which you can then use to make a plan for the week to address all your to-dos.
EMBRACE THE 3 GOAL SYSTEM
To stay on track with your goals for 2020, make sure you have 3 goals for the week. One of these can be work-related, but the others should be tied to goals that you set yourself at the beginning of the week. This will help you stay on track with everything you’ve got to do and give you something to work towards. Smaller deadlines like weekly ones are much better than monthly ones – you’re less likely to put off what you’re working towards that way.
SCHEDULE A DATE NIGHT
No, we’re not talking about opening an app and matching – although that can be fun. Instead, schedule a date night for you. Block out an entire evening and find time for whatever it is you want to do. You can involve others to make this fun, the week is so much more broken up since we’ve started doing mid-week dates, from steak houses to the local tapas bar, having something to look forward to will keep you on track.