10 Things To Do on Sunday To Set Yourself Up for Your Best Week Yet
Updated: Aug 24
Sundays are the perfect opportunity to recharge, reset, and prepare for the week ahead. By taking some intentional time for self-care and planning, when you spend your Sundays fully recharging, getting ahead, and preparing accordingly, you might even feel excited and motivated to crush that Monday meeting or book a tough workout. Don’t believe me? Read on for 10 ways to give yourself a Sunday reset and have your best week ever. Be warned: You’re about to start enjoying your Mondays.
Grocery shop, meal plan, and prep for the week
Eating healthy can be as simple as being prepared so you have better-for-you options on hand throughout your busy week. Make a plan when grocery shopping and prioritise nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and clean protein. You can also prep by chopping or roasting veggies, washing fruit, and preparing a grain (like rice and quinoa) or a protein (like chicken or hard boiled eggs). The choices you make for your health and well-being are an expression of self-love, so choosing foods that you enjoy and support your health is an important way to invest in your well-being.
Unplug and relax
For whoever needs to hear it: You do not have to (and should not) be “plugged in” 24/7. If your weeks feel overwhelming and Sundays are scary, set aside dedicated time to disconnect from technology and unwind. Engage in activities that bring you joy and help you recharge. It could be reading a book, taking a bubble bath, practising mindfulness, or spending quality time with loved ones. Allow yourself to relax and rejuvenate without scrolling through social media or peeking at your work email mindlessly.
Setting intentions or affirmations for the upcoming week will help us get excited for the week and will also allow us to replace negative thoughts with phrases that can help us feel less stressed or more confident. Visualising your goals and envisioning success can create a mindset that aligns with your aspirations and helps you stay motivated and focused.
Declutter and organise
No matter how busy your week is ahead, it will feel so much more manageable when some of those chores you put off are taken care of. Tidy up your living space and create a clutter-free environment. Organise your workspace, declutter your digital files, and clean up your surroundings. A clean and organised space promotes clarity, reduces distractions, and enhances productivity.
Exercise and Move:
Kickstart your week with some physical activity. Whether it's a morning jog, yoga session, or a workout at the gym, getting your body moving on Sundays will boost your energy levels, improve focus, and set a positive tone for the rest of the week.
Review your finances and set budget
Use Sundays to review your financial goals and track your expenses. Create a budget for the upcoming week and ensure that you’re on track with your savings and financial plans. Taking control of your finances early in the week will alleviate financial stress and set you up for financial success.
Set personal development goals
Identify areas of personal growth and set goals for self-improvement. It could be learning a new skill, developing a healthy habit, or working on personal projects. Setting specific goals and dedicating time for personal development on Sundays will empower you to continuously grow and evolve.
By incorporating these Sunday rituals into your routine, you'll create a solid foundation for a productive, balanced, and successful week. Remember, consistency is key. Make these practices a habit, and over time, you'll experience the positive impact they have on your overall well-being and productivity.