Do you ever wonder how some people seem to have it all together? I mean obviously they’re just not as busy as you, right? Like, what are you doing wrong and why can’t you get it together already? The truth is, it’s actually the things you’re not doing that are causing you so much trouble.
But guess what?
You’re here, reading this article which tells me you’re ready for a change. You want to start living a more well-balanced and happier lifestyle. This list of 5 straightforward things truly is going to make all the difference. You will start getting stuff done.
Seriously. This will change your life. I’m not joking, but I am being a bit melodramatic. But still, you’ve got to give this a try.
By doing just these 5 things on Sunday, you will dramatically reduce your stress and be well prepared for the week ahead. Who knows, you might even have time to do something amazing like guilt-free TV watching.
I used to dread dinnertime…
Every. Single. Night.
I bet you know why…It’s because early evenings are a dreadful thing when you have no idea what you’re serving for dinner or if you even have food in the house.
Or how about running around all morning trying to get out the door on time for once, but all your pants are dirty except the ones you hate because they pull down all the time and you can’t find your belt.
Or, what about when you get one of those calls to confirm an appointment only to discover you double-booked yourself? Sound familiar?
With the world so obviously against you, by the time Friday arrives, you’re so done you just wanna cry and can’t imagine surviving another week like the one you just had. Right about then is when you tell yourself somethings gotta change, but you have no idea how you’re going to do it.
So you just keep reliving the same stressful week over and over again. It can leave you feeling hopeless and exhausted.
We’re going to change all that right now. So let’s just put all this frustration behind us and look ahead to our new happy life.
5 Things to do on Sunday for People Who Want to Get Stuff Done
Before you begin, I highly recommend getting yourself a planner.
Yes, I know all about how you bought that planner last year. And how you were so excited and so determined to make it work for you that you spent hours putting in some birthdays and appointments in for a couple of weeks or months out. You bought special pens and stickers too. Then when you couldn’t figure out what else to put in there you just kinda stopped using it and decided it wasn’t the right planner for you.
Pretty much all planners are the same. I mean yeah, they have some differences for sure, but essentially they are all calendar spreads meant to help you stay organized.
So go get one or dig out your old one if you must. Then we can get started.
Start using a planner every day
Like I already said, it really is just a matter of knowing how to use a planner that will help make it work for you. For the purpose of this article, I’m not going to get into every detail, but you can learn more about how to use a planner in an upcoming post(I’ll put in a link as soon as it’s live).
I’m am, however, going to give you a brief list of things you can put in your planner that will help you reach your goals and have an awesome week, every week.
- Meal Plans
- Grocery Lists
- Outings such as date night or play dates
After you get all that put into your planner, don’t close it up and put it away. Leave it open to the week you’re on and place it somewhere you will see it every day, like on the kitchen counter or on your desk.
Having it accessible will help you remember to use it. Check your planner every day multiple times to make sure you are staying on track and getting everything you want to do done.
Yes, I realize you probably just rolled your eyes at this one, but hear me out.
Meal planning is a game-changer.
By planning out your meals ahead of time you:
- Know exactly what to buy at the store
- Can plan for meals that use up ingredients so they don’t go to waste(lettuce or other produce)
- Know what to take out of the freezer, if necessary
- Plus, you know exactly what you’re going to eat each day
- And you can prep some stuff ahead of time
These things will save you money and time, as well as reduce stress. Plus, you’ll be eating healthier because you won’t need to run through the drive-thru on your way home because you have no idea what to make for dinner.
So get on board with meal planning and do it on Sunday. You may even want to let Saturday in on the action by doing your menu and shopping list then and saving the actual shopping and meal prep for Sunday. It can be a big job so breaking it up can definitely help make it seem like less of a time suck.
Even though it does take some time, probably 2-3 hours, trust me when I say it’s totally worth it.
Do your laundry and plan your outfits
As I mentioned before, there’s nothing worse than trying to find something to wear in the morning with limited time and finding that you really should have done laundry because all your clothes are dirty. So maybe you just figure that shirt is clean enough and wear it anyway. And maybe no says anything to you, but you’ll be wondering all day if you smell funky or fresh.
Don’t be stinky. Wash your clothes on Sunday.
Then once your clothes are clean, take some time to plan out what you want to wear each day. Hang each day’s clothes together and take note of the accessories and shoes you will wear with each outfit.
This will save you so much time in the morning and you’ll look great!
Clean out your bag/purse and car
It takes no time at all for your purse and car to get stuffed up with receipts, mail, trash, etc. I have had my car door so full of trash that when I open it stuff falls out onto the ground.
Tidy your car:
- Throw away trash
- Collect receipts you want to keep and go file them where they belong
- Toss out junk mail
- Take out jackets, sweatshirts, shoes, or other clothing items and put away
- Put loose change in your change purse or better yet into a bottle or jar to save for a rainy day
- Remove reusable cups that haven’t made it into the house for whatever reason, wash them so you’ll have them to use this week
- Vacuum your carpets
- Get it washed or DIY it
Declutter your bag/purse
- Remove receipts and file away the ones you want to keep
- Throw away gum wrappers, straw wrappers, and other trash
- Clear out the bottom of the bag to get crumbs and loose change(see above for what to do with change)
- Put everything back where it belongs, like your debit card you just threw in there or your keys that sunk to the bottom, again.
Take time for yourself
If you spend any time on this site, you know we are big on self-care and wellness. So this one is a must for us and should be for you too, if it’s not, let’s change that right now.
If yo’d like to learn more about how to make self-care a part of your daily routine, check out this post:
Wanna learn more about why self-care is so important and why you need to be doing it, then check out this Beginner’s Guide to Self-Care.
Your Sunday can’t be all about preparing for the week ahead. I mean come on, it’s the weekend still, you should be relaxing and enjoying it too. What better way to do that than spoiling yourself with a little love.
Do something nice for yourself and get your mind, body, and soul ready for what’s to come.
Here are a few ideas for a Self-Care Sunday:
- Pedicure – DIY or at a salon
- Brunch on your patio or brunch out
- Take a nap or lay down and read a book
- Enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage
- Burn an essential oil candle while you fold laundry
- Give yourself a facial or use a face mask
- Paint your fingernails
Can you see now how doing these 5 things every Sunday can help you have a great week and get stuff done? By simply taking some time and planning things out, your week will be much happier and more productive. And really isn’t that exactly what you want, isn’t that what we all want?
Now you can have it. We all can.
You’re tired of struggling every week to get everything done. Every day is such a hassle, I mean it shouldn’t be that difficult to get dressed in the morning! You’ve had enough and you’re ready to do something about it.
I shared with you 5 things to do on Sunday to start your week off right and be more productive.
- Use a planner
- Meal plan
- Do laundry & plan outfits
- Clean out your car and bag
- Do something nice for yourself
Now that your days aren’t filled with stress and panic, what will you do will all that happiness and extra time you have on your hands?
Maybe it’s time to start a new hobby…
Until Next Time
Here’s another great way to make self-care a habit – join our 30-Day Wellness Challenge!