Sundays are quite bittersweet, arent’ they? While I love the feeling of a chilled Sunday morning at home, it also means the weekend is coming to an end. And I know I’m not alone here as most of us have dealt with the Sunday blues before
or maybe every week. You feel overwhelmed and not ready to face the week ahead. I feel you.
But what if instead of obsessing over the week ahead, you focus on the present? Sunday is the perfect day to schedule in some time for yourself and reset. With that in mind, here are a few Sunday habits to help you prep for a new week with less stress.
7 Sunday Habits To Prepare You For The Week Ahead
Have a slow morning.
On weekdays, most of us struggle to get out of bed and end up having to rush out the door to get to work on time. So Sunday is the perfect day of the week to have a slow morning. Don’t rush to get out of bed and when you do, make yourself your favorite breakfast. Take your time.
Write a to-do list for the week.
Think about what you have to do next week. Don’t worry about prioritizing, just write. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to do, this will give you a clear vision and prepare you for what’s to come. After you do that, you can start prioritizing and taking notes in your planner.
Schedule things in your planner.
After you write your to-do list, grab your planner and write down your schedule, appointments, meetings and other things. This will make you feel more prepared to handle what’s to come. And aside from scheduling things you “have” to do, don’t forget to make room for fun things or even self-care activities, as well.
Give meal prep a go.
Do you ever get home from a long day at work and struggle to decide what you’re making for dinner? Or maybe you actually decided but soon realized there’s a key ingredient missing in your pantry. Meal prepping will save you a lot of time and stress. Whether that is simply thinking about the meals you’re having in the upcoming week, or taking a step further and actually preparing things in advance.
Plan your outfits.
This is not only a habit to keep on Sundays but every day of the week. Planning what you’re going to wear in the upcoming week or just in the next day will save you a lot of time and worries in the morning. Plus, can you say no to those extra minutes in bed?
Make time for self-care.
Sunday is the perfect day to schedule in some time for yourself and reset for the week. This can range from applying a face mask and doing your nails, enjoying your favorite book in the sunshine or simply snuggling up on the couch to binge-watch your favorite tv show – currently loving The Bold Type, btw. Taking time for self-care will help you feel energized for the week ahead.
Go to bed early.
Turn off your electronics and unwind with a good book. It’s important to have a good night of sleep so you can have enough energy to tackle the week ahead. Reading before bed is super relaxing and will take your mind off the dreaded Monday.
I hope these Sunday habits help you feel at least a little less anxious to face Monday. Next Sunday, instead of focusing on what’s to come, enjoy your weekend mindfully and take time to do the things you love.