Since reading Get Your Sh*t Together (see my 5 inspiring reads for 2018!) and starting my life over fresh as an organised person (haha), I’ve started spending a little portion of my Sunday carrying out my “Sunday routine”. It’s just a few things I like to spend some time on so I’m ready to boss the hell out of a new week – here’s what I do.
T A K E S O M E T I M E O U T
Now, it might seem counter-productive to start this off by telling you to relax a little, but yeah, seriously – do it! We all need to spend some time on ourselves; it’s important to stay grounded and avoid burning out. We’re not our most productive if we’re constantly working with no breaks, so whether you’d prefer a lie-in and late breakfast in bed, a nice long walk or a soak in a bubble bath – DO IT.
D O L A U N D R Y A N D G E T Y O U R O U T F I T S S O R T E D
This is something I liked to do when I was in sixth form, and it saved me a lot of time in the mornings trying to pick out an outfit. Firstly, make sure everything you need for the week is clean and dry (perhaps stick a wash on Saturday if necessary), then decide on some outfits for the week and hang everything in your wardrobe in order, ready to wear each morning.
S C H E D U L E T W E E T S
Unless you’re a blogger or in social media you can forget this one, but I like to take about ten minutes out of my day to use Hootsuite (any other scheduling tool will do, too!) and schedule to tweet out lots of blog posts. I aim to do about 4-6 per day, so I’m not spamming the crap out of everyone, but enough to promote blog content.
D E C I D E O N G O A L S F O R T H E W E E K
This is where my love of notebooks comes into play – in my largest notepad I scribble down all my goals for the week, stuff I need to do, blog posts I want to write, perhaps the odd idea or two for instagram posts. Then I’ll break that down in my main diary into days things I need to get done on what day, and then I’ll use my “to-do” pad each day to make sure I don’t forget what needs doing. Cute stationery helps.
F O O D P R E P / M E A L P L A N
I’ve meal planned for a few months now, and it’s so helpful to know what you’ll be eating on what day; no more trips to Morrisons buying the odd pepper or tins of tomatoes, I can buy everything at one time. I’m also going to be trying to food prep this year, spending an hour or so on a Sunday roasting some vegetables, cooking some grains, and portioning off salad. I’m AWFUL at eating lunch (cups of coffee and the odd bit of fruit usually see me through to tea time), and I think having something prepared for each day would help me not only eat better but take a proper lunch break, too.
D E – C L U T T E R
No-one likes to start a new week with a messy house, mind or inbox, so whatever you need to spend ten minutes on tidying up, get to it!
Do you have a Sunday routine to make sure you’re organised for the week?