How To Use Sunday To Make Your Week More Productive

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Here are some helpful ways to use Sunday to make your whole week more productive!

10 Ways To Use Sunday To Make Your Week More Productive

Let’s face it, the week is very busy. Between working, taking kids to activities, and constantly cooking and cleaning, the days go by fast. One simple way to make your entire week flow better is to make the most out of your Sunday. By utilizing just a few minutes to hours on Sunday in an efficient way will set up your whole week to be easier and less stressful.

Use this day to plan ahead for the upcoming week so that you can feel more prepared and organized as you go about your daily tasks.

This may include meal planning, grocery shopping, checking in with your budget, cleaning out your inbox and taking some time for yourself and your family. By completing these simple tasks on Sunday, you will make your whole week more productive and less stressful.

Here are some tips on how to use Sunday to make your week more productive:

Finish Your Laundry

If you still have any Laundry left undone, make sure to start early on Sunday to get it all done. Seeing heaps of dirty laundry on the floor or in the laundry baskets can be a source of stress all week long. Get it done, out of sight and out of mind.

Catch Up On Chores

Along with the laundry, if you have any other chores or cleaning that needs to be done that week, get that done as well. If you are running tight on time, do a smaller cleaning session in the high traffic areas such as bathrooms and the living room.

This will help keep you from getting distracted throughout the week from your more important daily tasks.

Review Your Calendar For the Week

A quick yet very important step to do on a Sunday is to sit down and take a look at your calendar for the upcoming week. This can include your work schedule, any after school activities taking place, meetings, social events, etc.

You don’t want to be surprised by a get together that is happening tomorrow. This also gives you the time you may need to prepare for any of those items.

Plan Your Goals/To-Do Items For the Week

If you are a goal planner, this is a good time to jot down your goals and to-do items for the week. I prefer to use a physical planner that helps me keep track of high priority tasks, shopping lists and my meal plan all in one place.

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Clean Out The Fridge

This may not seem like an important task for a Sunday but it actually becomes very helpful for your week’s meal planning. Go through your fridge and throw away anything old that won’t be used, but also take a piece of paper and write down any leftovers or perishable ingredients that are still good.

You can then plan Leftover nights for dinner to finish those off and plan meals around ingredients that you need to use up. This not only may save you cooking time but money as well as you aren’t throwing away as much food.

Plan Your Meals

One of the most important and productive tips for making your week easier is to plan out your meals! This may just be for dinners but you can do this for all meals and snacks as well.

Taking just a few minutes each Sunday to figure out your meals will save you time every single time you go to grab some food for yourself or your family.

Do Any Grocery Shopping and Necessary Meal Prep

Once you have your meal plan figured out, either go out grocery shopping today or plan what night you will have time to do that. Leaving it for “after work some night” will end up making it a much bigger challenge then just putting aside time on Sunday to complete it.

As an optional task, you can do some of your meal preparation in advance. Cook some ground beef, pre cut some vegetables or sort out your children’s lunch items to be faster to grab later on in the week.

Check in With Your Budget

This task only takes a few minutes but can help prevent some stress throughout the week. Take a look at your budget and banking accounts to get an idea of how much spending money you currently have for the week, when your next paycheck will be coming in and any upcoming bills that still haven’t been paid or haven’t cleared in your account yet.

Clean Out Your Inbox

Another rather small task compared to some on this list but also helpful, is to go through your Email inbox. When I have too many emails in my inbox, especially ones listed as unread, ends up stressing me out too much.

It is just a constant reminder of things that haven’t been completed. And those emails take up room in your inbox that may lead to missing important incoming emails throughout the week.

Take 10-15 minutes and go through your inbox and determine if any of them require chores or tasks to be completed this week and add that to your calendar.

Time For You

The last task for this list is to plan to take some time for you and your family. If we schedule every minute of our day to try to complete chores and tasks, we inevitably will do just that.

If you plan a few minutes or hours into your Sunday to relax, enjoy your time and spend time with your loved ones, you will feel happier and less stressed. And you shouldn’t feel guilty for taking that time for yourself since you put it on your to-do list for Sunday!

Try out some of these tips on your next Sunday!

Overall, taking a few hours on Sunday in an efficient way will set up your whole week to be easier and less stressful. Use this time wisely by planning your meals, doing groceries, cleaning out your inbox and spending some quality time with your loved ones.

This way, you’ll have a more productive and enjoyable week ahead of you.

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