Monday can be a very daunting day of the week for most people. Some of us head back to work while others have a whole list of things to tackle for the week and after a relaxing weekend, it’s hard to get back into gear.
Experts agree that the key to a successful week is based on a few small things you can do before the week actually starts. Sunday is a great day to prep and having these few things crossed off the to-do list will make sure your week starts off great!
Write A To-Do List
Making a list may seem a little old school but it really is the most effective way to plan out your day, week or even month! Making a list allows you to visually see how many tasks you’ve got for the week ahead and gives you the opportunity to prioritize as you list them.
Making the list is one thing but using it is the key to success. Have fun with colored pencils or highlighters to make your to-do list fun. Having a color difference for completed tasks will also help encourage you to get the rest of the list finished before weeks end without getting overwhelmed.
Plan Your Meals
We’re not suggesting you spend your entire Sunday in the kitchen but it is super helpful to make a list of all the meals you’re going to eat before the week even starts. While some people prefer doing full meal prep, others choose just to have their grocery list ready or have time to research recipes with what they’ve got in the pantry.
Planning your meals does more than just free up your time. Putting thought and effort into what you put into your body will help you stay on track with any fitness or nutritional goals you have set for yourself. Using tactics like meal prep make it easy to eat well (and prepare quickly) no matter how hectic your week is!
Take Time For Self-Care
It’s not selfish to take an hour to yourself on a Sunday, it’s self-care! You work hard all week long and everyone deserves some time to pamper themselves, even if it’s in your own bathroom at home. Ditch electronics and relax with a favorite face mask or try a new nail color that you’ve been swooning over.
If you’re feeling guilty about taking the time for yourself, invite the family to join in on a DIY skincare mask or get them involved somehow. Just taking time to enjoy your routine as a luxury and not a burden will help you feel better about yourself and get you one step closer to starting the week off right!