Do you come back from your weekend needing another weekend to recover? “How to start the week” is one of the most popular questions. Ironically, much of the “starting the week” stress is self-inflicted. It is either due to not being prepared or irresponsible behavior over the weekend. Everyone wants to be more organized and have less life friction during their work week. However, most do not want to spend hours and hours managing their workload.
Here is a checklist to start your week right :
- Create a To-Do List – By writing down everything you need to get accomplished during the upcoming week, you’ll be able to better plan each day and won’t be surprised by any deadlines.
- Go Grocery Shopping – By going grocery shopping at the beginning of each week, you can be sure that you have enough at home and won’t need to spend that extra money out.
- Prioritise – If you have an urgent deadline coming up, make sure you schedule a time to finish that project first, even if it means pushing off other tasks.
- Declutter Your Surroundings – Take some time on Sunday afternoon to organise everything so you can start your week with a clean slate.
- Meal Prep – By preparing leisurely breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on Sunday, you’ll be able to grab and go throughout the week.
- Do Laundry – By doing laundry at the beginning of the week, you can plan out your outfits for the entire week in advance.
- Clear Out Your Inbox – I guarantee there are at least a couple of emails lists you can unsubscribe from.
- Get Outdoors – Exercise is an essential part of maintaining your health, both physically and mentally.
- Take a Look at Your Budget – Sunday if a great day to review your finances.
- Get Enough Sleep – It’s important to give yourself a proper night of sleep before tackling Monday.
- Enjoy Your Time Off – Watching reruns of your favourite television shows, lounging in a bubble bath or enjoying a picnic in the park (with social distancing). It’s simpler than you think.