To most people Sunday can be many things. It’s a day for you, a fun day, laundry day or family day. Sunday is a special day. It is mostly beautiful outside and sunny hence the name.
It’s a great day for a hike or a picnic. Eating out with the family or visiting some old folks and family members are all good activities to pencil in for Sunday. It is the end or beginning of the week depending on how you look at it.
However, Sunday can be used quite well if you want your week to be very productive and organized. You can get a lot done on Sunday since you have the time. This will make your week very flexible and less stressful. Here are 10 productive things to do on Sunday to make your week more enjoyable and hustle free.
10 productive things to do on Sunday
1. Prep your outfits
This sounds easy enough but it actually takes some doing. Do the dirty laundry from the previous week. Dry them up and fold them up. Choose your outfits for each day of the week based on the weather forecast.
If you live with family, then this goes for them as well because you have to be in sync. Pick the kids and your partner’s outfits for the week as well. Iron them and neatly hang them up according to the days of the week.
This relieves you of the headache of rising early each day and trying to decide what you are wearing. Make it fun. Get help deciding if necessary. You can afford to wake up relaxed and go about your normal routine each day once this is taken care of.
2. Get a menu
A menu is not only beneficial to restaurateurs but also in the household. Design a menu of what’s on the table each day from breakfast to dinner. Insert meals that will be convenient to prepare based on your schedule for each day of the week. If takeout is your thing, do the same.
In case of emergency, do plan back up meals so you don’t starve. This will also inform you on which groceries to get for the week.
On that note, let’s talk about groceries and things for the house. The ingredients you need to get. Acquire everything you need for the week. Do not give yourself the headache of popping up in the grocery store each day of the week.
Look at your menu for the week and determine the quantity and type of food stuff you will need each day for each meal. Freeze what needs to be frozen and precook what needs to be and get ready for your productive week.
Once the week begins it is nonstop for some of you. Do yourselves a favor and make plans. This will smooth your journey through the tough week.
How many times do you ask yourself or your kids ‘where are your books?’ when prepping them for school. You don’t need to do that. Look for every item you will need for the week day and put them in a place of convenience.
Get a storage bin for everything that is easy to misplace. Keys, school bags, pens, pencils erasers and whatever will be needed. Organize them so you don’t get stranded looking for them on a daily basis during the week. This can be a hustle so make sure it’s all set before the week begins and put them back at the end of each day.
Schedule that meeting, trip and to do list. Review them all, load and save them on your phone or personal planner. It doesn’t matter how confident you feel to remember them. Save them still with alarm prompts and titles that are easy to remember.
During the week there are unforeseen circumstances that may pop up during which you may forget what was previously memorized.
Events like birthdays, funerals, weddings, trips, parties, doctor’s appointments and other social events can all be put in your planner. Sending a gift, returning a text or email can all be put inside your weekly planner. These items must be linked to the day or time you wish to be reminded of them.
6. Clean Up
Cleaning in some households is a daily chore however there are some major cleaning activities that requires time to complete. Do that on Sunday. Clean the grill, the living room floors and all dusty surfaces. Clean the stove, wipe the walls and clean the bathroom.
You might be getting some unexpected company during the week. Clean up and make sure your home is ready to receive unexpectedly. Wash the car. Wash the car sweats and get it ready for the week. Make sure it is ready to go on the road. Fill it up, check the oil, check the tire pressure and know with confidence that you can drive anywhere during the week without a fuss.
7. Get Some Exercise
When you are done with scheduling all activities, get some work out going. Some people find it hard to exercise during the hectic week because there is simply no time for it.
When you know there is really nothing to do, go for a run or hit the gym. Get some reps going. Get in shape by burning off some calories. Prep for the week. Take some music with you just in case you want to rest up or relax somewhere. Re-energize yourself.
After all, Sunday is a rest day so rest up. Chillax. Get a cold beverage and step outside. Take a walk around the block and greet some neighbors. Take in the beautiful day and the sweet sounds of nature.
Do something you enjoy. Clear up your spam or inbox. Reset your playlist for the week on your iPod. Take it easy. It is your day. No calls, no rush just be you.
Do something that slows your heart rate. Listen to some soothing music. If spending time with family is your relaxation then do it. Do what relaxes you not anything that will fatigue or stress you.
9. Eat Right
Avoid heavy foods on Sunday nights. Drink light to prevent hangovers. Avoid big dinners on Sunday nights. This ensures that you don’t feel bloated in the morning but feel light. This makes you energized for the first day of the week.
Start bright and confident and carry it through the rest of the week. Avoid late night outings which take you deep into the night. Sunday night is a calm take it easy night. You don’t want to go to work drunk do you? Keep your focus and energy levels high. Don’t overdo it on Sunday nights.
10. Turn in Early
Sleep early. Get your eight hours. Refresh yourself. It has been a long week and another one lies ahead. Do yourself a favor and sleep deep for it. No unnecessary exertions during the night. Reduce the noise around if possible.
Put the kids to bed after they tire themselves out to avoid any late night disturbances. You need this. A goodnight’s sleep is essential for the start of the week. Start the week with enough energy and confidence that will again carry you through to the end.