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Sundays are my favourite day of the week. It’s my day to relax and recharge for the following week. Sundays are also an opportunity for me to review my weekly plan and to be productive around the house. If you’d like to use your Sundays to be more organized then here are some ideas that generally work for me.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
― Benjamin Franklin
SET A LATE ALARM
You might be an early bird so this one for will be easy for you. For me, I love my weekends because I can stay in bed a little longer knowing that I’m in no rush to do anything. At the weekend, I usually set an alarm for 9:30 or 10:00. I know that it’s not a huge difference but I find that by setting an alarm it automatically puts me in the mindset that I have things to do!
CLEAN THE HOUSE
They say that a cluttered house is a cluttered mind. This is definitely true. I find that I’m so much more organized when I start a new week with a clean space. Starting the week with an organized house will save you a lot of time and stress in the evenings!
Here are some ideas of chores that you can do on a Sunday that you may not get the chance to do during the week:
- Laundry (try to empty the laundry basket)
- Change the bedsheets
- Sweep and mop the floors
- Clean out your fridge
SCHEDULE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND BLOG POSTS
I generally don’t have time to schedule social media and blog posts during the week, so I usually use Sundays to get a head start on future blog posts as well as brainstorming social media post ideas for the week ahead. I then add the scheduled posts to a content calendar. It’s much more satisfying starting the week knowing that my posts are scheduled and that I can forget about them until next weekend.
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PLAN YOUR MEALS
I’m a huge fan of meal planning. I wouldn’t be able to do my weekly shop without having some sort of idea of what meals I plan to have during the week. I particularly use Sundays to try a new recipe or prepare a meal that I might not get chance to do during the week like a roast dinner.
You can read more about effective meal planning in my post: Plan Your Weekly Meals
USE YOUR PLANNER TO PREPARE FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
I saved my favourite until last. Planning for the week ahead is one of the most important things you can do to have a productive week. Write down your to-do list and add upcoming appointments in your planner. Determine what your key goals for the week will be. I like to have a daily goal so that each day I feel that I have accomplished something.
If you haven’t yet got a planner then I highly recommend that you invest in one – it’s literally changed my life. Here are a few examples of planners that you can use to get you started (click the links to view the planners):
Filofax Domino Soft Organizer – this Filofax planner is absolute favourite! I’ve recently changed to a personal size planner as it’s more convenient to carry around and I just couldn’t resist the Domino Soft planners. Amazon often have reductions on Filofax planner as well as the inserts.
Carpe Diem Planner – I’m also a huge fan of Carpe Diem planners. You’ll often see the A5 Ballerina Pink in a lot of my social media photos. I love that it has a lot of space to add planner decorations and the colours are beautiful!
Midori Traveler’s Notebook – Midori Traveler’s Notebooks are just gorgeous! I love the vintage look and feel of them. You can’t easily change inserts like the Filofax and Carpe Diem as they aren’t ring bound planners. However if you like bullet journalling then this planner will be perfect!