We know the feeling. It's Sunday afternoon, you remember the fun you had this week, and then it happens: The blues start playing … tomorrow is Monday. Because Monday morning inevitably knock on your door tomorrow, we have a list below with some ideas that you can prepare better for the coming week. Implementing one, two or all of these ideas can lay the foundations for a more balanced week. Read below for a few simple changes you can make this Sunday.
Write Your "Must" List for the Week
The list that runs around in your head could cause you more stress than you know. Take five minutes on Sunday evening to write down your list of required tasks for the week. This exercise can help you find out exactly what needs to be accomplished this week so you can plan accordingly. If you know what to expect, you can breathe and feel prepared.
Get your weekly tasks done earlier
Start the week by doing weekly tasks early. Washing your clothes and shopping for groceries will keep stress down early in the week. With empty baskets and a well-stocked pantry, you'll thank yourself when the bustle sets in.
Early Morning Tasks
For most of us, Monday morning involves packing a lunch, choosing an outfit, and showering. Cross so many of these articles on Sunday evening from your list to make Monday's morning easier. Pack your lunch right after dinner, lay out your outfit in advance, and shower before going to bed. If you finish these tasks on Sunday evening, you will stay focused and punctual.
Take a minute to breathe on Sunday night. With all the walking around needed to prepare for Monday, do not forget to enjoy a few minutes alone or with the family. Some ideas can be found in the following list:
- Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with your family
- Read a book for fun! (Choose something you want to learn more about.)
- Take a bath with Epsom salt or bubbles
- Diary of your weekend and what you're thankful for
- Watch a movie in your PJs
- Take a walk through the neighborhood at bedtime