There are so many positive things to do on Sundays to prepare for the week. First off, spend your Sunday doing exactly what you want! Make yourself completely relaxed and ready to take on the week. There are so many that get the “Sunday night blues”. Don’t be one of those people.
With these three simple things to do on Sunday nights you will always be ready to tackle Monday.
1. Be positive about the week coming. The more that you dread it the faster it will come, and you will not enjoy your weekend ahead of you. Take a new approach to Mondays and look at them as fresh starts for whatever it is you wish to accomplish.
2. Make it a house rule that everyone finds everything that they will need in the morning. Medicines, clothes, jackets, hats, bags, sunglasses, wallets, homework, etc. Take the stress out of your Monday morning! Also remember the more tidy you are on Sunday evening the smoother the rest of the week will go. Clean up the clutter, do the dishes in the sink — it will make a difference. Those are the little things that I do to feel more successful in my week. Find the thing you want to do that sets you up for a more successful week.
3. Reflect on the previous week. Did you make your goals? Did you get the things done that you had planned on getting done? Do you need to find a way to make it happen this week, or set new goals because you rocked the previous week’s socks off! This can be a personal thing or make it a family connection. You could have this discussion over dinner. This will offer support and hold you accountable for achieving your set goals.
These goals can be big or small. Something you can get done easily or something that you will have to work at for many weeks. Things like taking the dog to the groomers, folding all of the laundry and actually putting it away, setting aside one hour each night to play a game or do a puzzle with your children, prepping for the holidays, or cleaning out your scary purse.
Whatever the task is (no matter how small) get it out there and see that you get it done this week. The first step is setting up a plan. That in itself will make you feel one step more accomplished before Monday even happens. This all ties back into having routines. Find three things that can become routine in your homes on Sunday evenings (aside from watching football perhaps!)
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