Hey hey babes! It’s Wednesday which means we are halfway through the work week! I’m super excited for this weekend. Saturday night Brad and I are heading to my hometown to watch the band that is playing at our wedding perform. I haven’t seen them in 9 months! I already know that my Saturday is not going to have much productivity which leaves Sunday to get everything ready for next week. While I love spending my Sunday’s relaxing and lounging on the couch, sometimes it makes waking up on Monday even harder. I’m here to give you some advice on how to make the most of your Sunday so that you are prepared for the week ahead. Preparation is key to avoiding the Sunday night blues.
6 Tips On How To Make The Most Of Your Sunday:
Take A Technology Break // Bye bye, Instagram. Turn off your notifications and put the phone down. Give your eyes a break from the screen and unplug for a few hours. Take those hours to be with friends and family without having your phone constantly go off. Checking back and here there is perfectly fine, so go ahead and Instagram that mimosa at brunch. Why is it important to unplug? It’s super easy to spend your day laying on the couch scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat but by doing this hours can fly by before you even realize it. I promise it will all be there later. What are you waiting for? Unplug and enjoy!
Have A Cleaning Schedule // I’ve already discussed with you why it’s super important to have a cleaning schedule. A cleaning schedule during the week will prevent you from spending all day Sunday scrubbing bathrooms. Nobody wants to spend their time off of work, their freedom, cleaning toilets. When you break up the cleaning tasks throughout the week, the house is picked up so you are able to have friends over on Sunday. Go ahead and call your friends and family and have a potluck or NFL viewing party. Your house is already clean so no need to sweat the mess!
Get Active // Most people use Sundays as their day of rest from the gym, that’s perfectly okay! Rather than lounging in your recliner and binge watching Game of Thrones (so guilty of this!), get up and go for a walk. Force yourself to get up for a few hours and be active. Head to town to go window shopping, browse boutiques, or go on an adventure. The more time you are up off your bum, the slower the day will go. I don’t know about you but I hate Sundays that fly by and I feel like I didn’t move.
Plan For The Week Ahead // Open up that massive planner that has every moment of your life laid out and plan how you are going to accomplish all of these tasks. Sundays are the perfect days to sit down with your pretty stationary, map out your meals, write out your to-do lists, set your goals and make a game plan on how you are going to attack the week ahead. If you are looking for stationary to help plan your meals, the week, and your to-do lists, I’m obsessed with Jack and Ella Paper. It is seriously my favorite notepads!
Prepare Your Meals // Preparing your meals on Sunday night will help make the most out of your week. I don’t know about you but I hate spending hours after work cooking this huge spread. After you plan out your meals for the week, head to the grocery store and get everything. Make sure you get all items that are necessary to make the meals for the week. You are not going to want to run to Walmart at 5:00 after work and fight the endless crowds, so instead of doing that, you are going to grab take out.
After grocery shopping is finished, go through all of your cupboards and the fridge to dispose of anything that has expired. Then put away your new groceries. If some of your meals can be made ahead of time or at least prepped ahead of time, go ahead and spend the extra time doing such. Taking the extra time on Sunday will seriously save you time during the week.
Don’t Let The Sunday Night Blues Occur // I know this is easier said than done, but I’m here to give you some advice on how to avoid the dreaded Sunday night blues. Schedule some kind of activity to look forward to on Sunday night rather than sitting around watching the clock go later and later. Some fun activities could be a game night, a potluck, Sunday Night Football viewing party, a book club, and yoga are some great ways to make the most of your Sunday evening.
Our weekends have 60 hours, that’s 60 hours that we are not confined to a time-clock. 60 hours to make the most of our time without being told what we have to do, when we have to do those items, or where we have to be. Make the most of your Sunday by going dark on social media, have a cleaning schedule for the week, get up and get active, plan for the week ahead, prepare your meals, and don’t let the Sunday night blues occur. Following the 6 steps mentioned above will help your Sundays not suck and Monday won’t be such a drag.