Sunday is the most important day of the week and arguably the most fun, the secret weapon that will make or break your week. I LOVE my Sundays, having mimosas with friends maybe catching some fooseball. But, when the sun starts to set, I retreat to my home to prepare for the week that is nearly upon me. Here are the 8 things I do every single Sunday to prepare me for the next week!
8) Take alone time
Living with your significant other has a ton of obvious perks… In fact, there’s nothing to complain about over here, except the fact that I sacrificed having a pink and champagne bathroom BUUUT that’s a battle not being waged today. Every now and then you have to actively seek alone time or you won’t have time to get to know yourself and ensure you’re on the path you’re supposed to be on 🙂
7) Check my finances
Just because you don’t check your bank account doesn’t mean it isn’t suffering. I know after a long (fun) weekend it can be difficult to bring yourself to do it but you MUST.
6) Stock up on healthy food
I admit it, I get HANGRY. Like really hangry. Like it’s known when I say “ I need to eat” it’s not a suggestions it’s a life or death situation for anyone within a 15-foot vicinity of me. Try to keep different levels of healthy, nutritious food. Berries, bananas, and unsalted nuts are super easily to munch on and require no prep time. Be sure to get all of your colors!
5) Review the past week
Nothing messes up my Monday worse than a non-reflective Sunday! Doesn’t mean I can’t participate in an early brunch, but I thrive on having time to review what went well and what I did poorly.
4) Prep for fitness
Making sure you have clean sports bras, matching socks, hair ties, and whatever else you enjoy in your fitness routine is essential for success. It also doesn’t hurt to plan out your workouts ahead of time.
3) Catch up on the world
Taking time to catch up on world events is great for personal growth AND makes you more interesting than you already are, especially to employers. There are also a few blogs that I check weekly and bask in the glory of having a full Sunday evening to enjoy them, ahem, Alex in Wonderland, Travel Alphas, and Helene in Between.
2) Treat myself
If I haven’t made it clear yet, I LOVE baths. The whole idea behind spas and aromatherapy and all things relaxation is what keeps me going. Put on some relaxing music, light a candle, and put the phone on “Do Not Disturb.” Maybe sneak in a glass of pinot. It’s good for you!
It’s a work in progress, I admit it. Just like anyone, I get caught up in the every day hustle and bustle of life and can look past what’s really important. Taking time to appreciate what I have clears my mind so I am able to go out there and get the things I desire.
What’s your Sunday routine? Anything I’m missing? Besides brunch?