Having a hard time staying productive on Sunday? Here are ideas and tips for a successful Sunday routine.
Sundays. They’re supposed to be the ultimate rest day. The day you spend excited for the new episode of that Tv show you’ve been unhealthily obsessed with (House of Dragons, The last of us, to name a few) But I hate to admit it, every waking minute after 11:00 am is spent stressing over Sunday’s not so distant cousin- Monday morning.
Jokes aside, Sundays don’t have to suck. Getting ready for Monday and the rest of your week is best done on Sunday. And once you get Monday morning over and done with, the rest of the week is mostly, a little easier.
There are a few things you should get done on Sunday. Productive things. Things that will kick start having the easiest week of your life. I wish someone had given me these tips years ago, so keep reading for 11 of the best and most productive things to do on Sunday for a successful week.
11 Productive Things To Get Done On Sunday
Unless the world is on fire, chances are there is absolutely no reason to get up early on Sunday mornings.
I prefer having a big blue sky when I first open my eyes, not the dull grey I’m used to at 5 am in the morning. Sleeping in is a luxury of course, so if your schedule allows it, sleep in late to get much-needed rest.
And you’re going to need it for the busy Sunday ahead.
Quickly tidy up
So I cannot work in a dirty space. I just can’t. And maybe you’re like that too. It’s fine if you’re not. But doing some quick cleaning early in the day should help you set the mood for a busy and productive Sunday.
And when Monday rolls in, having a nice clean home to come back to is the most relieving feeling in the world because the last thing you’d want to do after a hectic Monday is clean your space.
Get in some “Me Time”
Sleeping in late was the Kickstarter, now it’s time to really do something for yourself. Sunday is the ultimate self-care day. And make no mistake, this should take a while.
The longest showers of my life are always on Sunday- because I can and why not?
Setting time aside for exciting self care keeps Sunday bearable because you’ll always have something to look forward to.
And It leaves you rejuvenated and ready to take on Monday.
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Prepare your outfits
3 – That’s the golden number when it comes to planning outfits. Because any outfit after Wednesday is randomized (think The Sims).
Feel free to plan for the whole week but I find planning for the first three days the best. Great for flexibility and honestly I don’t need my week planned that far ahead.
I’ll just stress about things not going according to plans. Outfits of all things.
Grocery shop and meal Prep
A grocery run isn’t off the table. Go early because everyone is doing the same thing you are. And the bustle of Sunday mornings is the worst part of the day. Trust me, it’s better to knock that off your to-do list.
I’m not picky. And eating the same thing six days out of the week doesn’t seem so bad. If I can avoid cooking for the next few days, sign me up.
Cooking can become time-consuming so meal planning is optimal for people who work late or don’t find cooking that enjoyable. Meal planning and prep is Sunday productivity 101.
Put social media on the back burner
Social media shouldn’t be at the forefront of your mind, especially on Sundays. Mindlessly scrolling online will take up more time than necessary (tik tok anyone?)
Checking emails is just as bad. So unless your job demands you be on call, turn off distracting devices.
Weekly goals are the best. Just as good if not more fulfilling than daily ones. And not as daunting as yearly or monthly goals.
Setting goals for the week is a massive stress reliever. Going into a week completely blind is the worst because it doesn’t help that feeling of dread we associate with Sunday evenings and Monday mornings
Getting overwhelmed isn’t good for the skin either 🙁
Plan your week
Plan to the best of your ability. It doesn’t have to be perfect. But having a good idea of what and when you need to get stuff done is optimal for a productive week.
Getting it done on Sunday is best. And as always, google calendar for time blocking and physical planners for a nice place to write daily to-do lists and weekly goals.
Planning your week, and having simple time blocks and to-do lists will make starting the work week feel a lot less daunting.
Doing laundry is an event. Never categorize laundry under cleaning, because it isn’t even in the same lane.
Laundry takes patients and respectable levels of focus. It takes a soldier ready to risk it all because one wrong move and overpriced sweaters get ruined. Lacey garments get ripped to shreds before your eyes. And no matter how much you inspect. Looking close to see if the red that bled in is noticeable, you know everything is ruined.
So take your time with laundry. Get it done on the weekend because doing it during the week may result in lasting consequences!
Do whatever you want
I have a massive time block in my google cal literally called “do whatever’. This is towards the end of the day when most if not all the things on this list are complete.
If you plan the day correctly and execute everything on time. There will be more than enough to relax, sit back and watch the new episode of that TV series you are totally not obsessed with.
Go to bed early
Sleeping in late was fun, but going to bed late isn’t the best option.
As much as thinking about it hurts, Monday morning will come. And being sluggish on that day of all days will suck.
Being energized for the start of the work week sets the tone for having an overall happy and productive week.
Doing everything on this list is not mandatory, but doing 2 or 3 should set the tone for having an overall more productive sunday and week. The only non-negotiable thing on this list is Netflix, or HBO, or any streaming service really.
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