While most people consider Sunday as the last day of the week, in reality, Sunday marks the first day of the week. You can use this day to help prepare for the rest of the week ahead. If you have busy days ahead of you, doing some planning and preparation on Sunday can make your week much smoother.
Plan Your Weekly Meals
You want to eat healthy throughout the week, and meal planning will help ensure you have nutritious meals every day. Make a list of lunches and dinners you can either whip up quickly or freeze and reheat. You can get inspiration for dishes by reading healthy cooking magazines, searching online for nutritious meals, or through online health coaches. Try to vary the meal styles to help prevent boredom.
Cook and Store the Meals
After you’ve gathered your ingredients together for precooked meals, head into the kitchen and start cooking. Making a chicken pot pie recipe is a perfect meal to precook and freeze as this dish is warming, comforting, and holds up well to reheating. Make meal prepping a fun family event by inviting the kids into the kitchen to help. They’ll learn essential kitchen skills and get a special appreciation for the food they eat. Listening to fun music will help get you and the kids in a cooking mood.
Get Your Clothes Cleaned and Organized
If you plan your wardrobe for the week ahead, you’ll save valuable time in the morning. Waking up every morning trying to figure out what you’ll wear may lead to poor choices like ill-fitting clothes, pieces with stains, or tops with missing buttons. Go through your closet and chest of drawers and get a plan of what to wear each day, inspect them, and launder the clothes as needed. Pull out the ones that need dry cleaning and bring them in during the week. Once you’ve picked the dry cleaning up, you’ll have fresh clothes to wear in the future.
Clean the House
While you may not rate cleaning the house as one of the top things to do on a Sunday, you’ll appreciate the effort later in the week. Coming home after a long day to a clean kitchen makes cooking those planned meals a lot more pleasant. After a quick cleanup, you can then relax or enjoy your evening activities.
Take Time To Set Intentions and Goals
Use Sunday to write in your journal and set daily and weekly intentions to achieve your goals. Also, mark your calendar for things you need to do during the week, such as appointments, the kids’ after-school activities, or classes you’re taking. Once you write these down, you can clear your mind knowing you won’t forget anything important.
You can relax on Sunday morning, then tackle these chores and tasks so you can take the afternoon and evening off to rest and rejuvenate for the week ahead. Sundays are a special day to spend with the family, so you want to have a nice dinner together. End the evening by watching a movie everyone in the family will enjoy.