When Sunday comes around more often than not, you may find yourself wanting to do nothing but lounging around in your pj’s and binging on the newest Netflix show (which if you do, I highly recommend “The Crown“). However, for successful women, Sunday is with out a doubt the most important day of the week. Sunday sets the tone for how your week goes, and cultivating habits and implementing them on this day, is a sure fire way to make the other six days a breeze.
Have you ever come home from work and had things strewn about or have you walked into your bedroom with your unmade bed, and mentally it made you uneasy? Having a clean home, ensures that you have a free and clear mind. Taking Sunday to get your house in order, will help prepare you for the upcoming week.
Planning out your week will help decrease any anxities you have about the upcoming week. Can’t find anything to wear? Plan out your outfits for the week and set them out. This is especially helpful if you are chronically late to work or if you have children and need to out of the house by a certain time. It’s a great way to shave a few minutes off your time in the morning.
Tired of coming up with dinner at the last minute or are you trying to cut out stopping at fast food joints? Meal plan and prep. If you have a crazy work schedule, work long hours or even if you are a SAHM, meal planning and prepping can be a lifesaver. Having all of your meals thought out and planned or prepped in advance can save you extra time in the kitchen.
Making short, but attainable goals for the week can help aid in acheiving any long term goals you want to set. Are you on a quest to lose 10 pounds over the next 10 weeks? You can make exercising for 30 or 45 minutes, two to three times this week your goal. If you are really in to goal setting or if you want to start keeping track of larger goals, I highly recommend bullet journaling or even doing a vision board.
Techonology is everywhere, and it seems as if there is no escaping since it has become a major part of our everyday lives. I have never been a major fan of jumping on trends, but the digital detox trend is one that I have definitely worked to incorporate in my life and my family (for free might I add). Unplugging for just a few hours a day (outside of sleep), is definitely helpful and healthier in the long run. Take Sunday to spend some time meditating or with a good book, minus the distraction of tv, phones or anything that could keep you from fully enjoying this time.
This shouldn’t be hard, but if you’re like me, you have a million things to do. But as the saying goes “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce.” Slow down, relax, and whatever you didn’t get done today, pick up and finish it tomorrow. Go to bed early and try to get a full eight hours of sleep. No one wants to start their Monday morning off tired, irrirated, and flat out grumpy.
Do you practice any of these habits? Do you have more to add? If so just drop them below!
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.