10 Things To Do On Sunday To Organize Your Whole Week
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10 Things to Do on a Sunday to Organize Your Whole Week –
Sundays represent a fresh start. They are an opportunity to set the tone for your entire week.
Sundays should be used as a way to set the expectation that the week will be productive, and you will enter it with a positive mindset.
There are many ways you can set this expectation, but they all start with using Sundays wisely.
We have all heard of the phrase “Sunday Funday” and although Sundays should be fun and relaxing, there are some productive things you can do on Sunday to start your week off on the right foot.
Here are some things you can do on Sunday to organize your whole week and set it up to be a positive one!
1. Reflect on the past week
Before you can move forward, you should reflect on the past week.
What did you accomplish?
Any wins that you want to celebrate?
What didn’t go so well for you?
What did you not accomplish that you have to push to this upcoming week?
By reflecting on what went well and what did not, you will be able to plan a more productive and realistic week ahead.
2. Clean your space
Our environment has a powerful impact on us.
It can either lead to us feeling calm and productive, or it can leave us feeling frazzled and stressed.
Over the course of the week, your space may get dirty and cluttered.
If you don’t straighten up daily, Sunday is a great opportunity to make your space fresh and clean.
Dust off your desk, empty your trash cans, do the dishes, or fold a load of laundry.
This allows you to go into the week already feeling productive.
3. Set out your clothes for the morning
Some of us enjoy mornings more than others.
The key to becoming more of a morning person is making mornings easy on yourself.
This means eliminating the need to make decisions and saving yourself time and energy.
This begins with laying out clothes for yourself the night before. Layout your workout clothes and clothes for your workday. Then, you will not have to worry about what you will wear the next day.
4. Plan your meals for the week and go grocery shopping
Deciding on what to make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each week can take a lot of time and add a lot of stress.
Go grocery shopping during the weekend so you enter the week with lots of healthy options.
Plan or prep your meals on Sunday.
Not everyone is going to enjoy meal prepping, so for you, this might look like writing down what you will cook each day based on the ingredients you have.
5. Decide on your exercise schedule for the week
Are you going to take a 6am yoga class Tuesday and Thursday?
Do you have a trail run scheduled with a friend Friday morning?
Write down how you will exercise each day based on your schedule.
This is yet another thing that you won’t have to stress about planning during your busy week, and writing it down will help you stay on track.
6. Add any meetings, appointments, or commitments you have on your calendar
Make sure you have any important commitments on your calendar first. These are the things that you must attend and have to work around as you craft the rest of your schedule.
This may be a doctor’s appointment, an important client meeting, or a Zoom call with your family.
Writing this down will ensure you don’t forget about anything, and it will be easier to see how much available time you have for the rest of your to-do list.
7. Jot down the tasks you have to get done for the week
What are your must-do tasks?
Do you have work to do for a client?
Do you have a blog post to publish?
Write down the absolute must-do tasks first.
This includes anything time-sensitive that cannot be pushed off another week. You will fill these tasks in around your already penciled-in commitments.
8. Write out tasks that would be nice to do for the week but are not requirements
Now that you know what you have to get done this week, think about what you’d like to get done if you have any extra time.
This is the list you will turn to once your must-do tasks are complete.
Is there anything you have been pushing off for a while?
Any new projects you would love to do if you had the time?
Do not put pressure on yourself to complete these tasks, but it is nice to have this list in case you have extra time.
9. Fill in your required tasks around any commitments, and add in extra tasks if time allows
You know you have to complete or attend any commitments. You know which tasks must get done.
Now, do you have any time slots open on your calendar?
These slots can be filled with rest (and it is highly encouraged to include rest in your calendar!) or with any bonus tasks you include.
You will feel much more confident going into the week knowing you can accomplish everything you must do, and it’s even better if you fit some extra rest or work in!
10. Set a positive intention for the week
What is your intention for the week?
What are you manifesting?
Have a word of the week or a positive intention set for the new week.
Yours might be “rest”, “productivity”, or “turn my phone off during work hours”.
Write this intention down and put it in a place where you can see it daily.
Sundays can easily be wasted on binging the newest television show.
However, that will lead to an unorganized and less intentional week.
By taking the time to plan out your week on Sunday, you are setting the tone for a productive and positive week.
Sundays are sacred, so use them wisely.
Incorporate these tips to organize your whole week on Sunday!