For most of us, Sundays are designated for brunch, family time, and lounging around.
While those activities are all essential to any weekend, what if you also took some time to plan ahead?
Listed below are a few suggestions to help you minimize stress
and feel more organized throughout the week.
1. Set Goals - even small ones
Or if there is something big that you would like to accomplish in a month- divide it into 4 parts and conquer a bit every week.
Setting personal goals is an important key to success. Turn "someday I want to do this" into "I WILL do it this week."
2. Meal Planning
How much time do you and your family spend during the week deciding what/where to eat?
Planning all your meals ahead of time will eliminate the debate.
There are tons of resources online for planning out healthy home-cooked meals and delivery services (Blue Apron, Hello Fresh) that will bring fresh ingredients straight to your door.
3. Arrange what you will wear for Monday-Friday
Picking outfits for an entire week can seem a little daunting, but by the end of the week it will be a relief to have one less thing to think about. And it will save you the hassle of rifling through closets and drawers in the early, groggy morning.
4. Clean the House
Even if you have an awesome house-keeping service like Maid in America, it's important to do some maintenance before the start of a busy week. Just do a few simple things like:
Put away toys, clean dishes, shoes
Organize mail and paperwork
Quickly wipe down hard surfaces
A tidy home is so much nicer to come back to at the end of the day than a messy one.
5. Go to Bed Early
This is probably the most difficult one on the list. With Monday looming, most of us want to squeeze every little bit of weekend we can out of Sunday night. But being well-rested, positive and energetic on a Monday can help set the tone for your entire week!