We are always very happy when it’s Friday, it means weekend, and however toward Sunday evening our joy starts to dwindle because it means Monday is at the door, and if you are not a part of the “work from home geng”, this means you have to wake up early from bed, worry about outfits for work, what to have for lunch at work, or dinner when you get back home after a long day, how to deal with traffic and a myriad of other things you have to worry about.
It is a harsh truth that all of these are inevitable, nonetheless, there are some tips you can incorporate into your Sunday to reduce the mental and physical drain of a new work week. Check out these simple tips below.
Take your time in bed
If you are of the Christian faith, then partial thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic because it meant some church services were and are still being held virtually, and if you’re not, good too. So, since you don’t have to rush out of the house then don’t rush to get out of bed either. Take your time to sleep in, and when you do wake up, pamper yourself a little with some decadent breakfast. Treat yourself specially. It’ll help you with the stress of the new week.
Write a to-do list for the week.
Think about what you have to do next week. Don’t worry about prioritizing, just write. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to do, this will give you a clear vision and prepare you for what’s to come. After you do that, you can start prioritizing and taking notes in your planner.
Schedule things in your planner.
After you write your to-do list, grab your planner and write down your schedule, appointments, meetings and other things. This will make you feel more prepared to handle what’s to come. And aside from scheduling things you “have” to do, don’t forget to make room for fun things or even self-care activities, as well.
Do your weekly meal preparation ahead of time.
Trying to figure out what to have for dinner when you get home after work can be very exhausting. Remember you’re already exhausted from having along day at work or dealing with traffic, so how do you avoid this? simple; use your weekend to plan for the new week’s meals and ensure you have all the ingredients you need available, to avoid being disappointed halfway through. In fact, you can fully cook, or half cook all your meals for the week and just keep them refrigerated, so when you get back home from work, you just microwave or heat up your dinner.
Plan your outfits ahead of time.
This is not only a habit to keep on Sundays but every day of the week. Planning what you’re going to wear in the upcoming week or just in the next day will save you a lot of time and worries in the morning. And not just planning it in your head. Get them out, iron them and lay them out properly. Arrange your outfits from your under wears to your accessories.
Keep your Sundays free
Endeavour not to schedule too many appointments on Sunday. Keep your Sunday as free as humanly possible so you can conserve your energy for the new week. You wouldn’t want to be exhausted first thing Monday morning. If you must be busy on Sunday, it should be for self care and pampering.
Go to bed early.
Try not to stay up too late on Sunday night, so you can get in sufficient sleep before you jet out of bed on Monday. This will always ensure you keep yourenergy levels high for the week’s demands. Turn off your electronics and unwind with a good book or some very good and soothing music. Reading before bed has been proven to be super relaxing.
That being said, instead of focusing on what’s to come, enjoy your weekend mindfully and take time to do the things you love.