Things to Do on Sunday to Prepare for the Week Ahead
I know Sundays are supposed to be the day of rest, but I find if I spend a bit of time getting a few things organised in advance, it really helps me during the week.
Personally I hate feeling stressed on a Monday, so anything I can do to help get ahead and avoid that stress is a bonus.
Here are some things that I do that you might find useful for organising your week in advance.
#1. Review Calendars
I check my phone, online and desk calendar, both work and personal diaries, to make sure I know what I have on for Monday, but also for the rest of the week. Things like dental appointments, after school activity pick ups, and work meetings so I have a good reminder of what’s happening this week.
I also ask my kids what they have on this week, so we can work out any logistics for out of the usual events or appointments.
#2. Write Your Week’s Must-Do List
Next I write down the key things again on a “this week must-do” list (or if you have a planner, of course you can use this) so that I don’t have to keep them in my head too. This isn’t the same as the stuff I’d like to get around to, but instead the “absolutely must-do” things.
There’s nothing worse than lying in bed on Sunday night thinking about all these things, so I like to get them down on paper and out of my head! Then I can cross them off as I go.