“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”
Sundays are the most important day of the week- in my opinion. How I spend my Sunday determines what my attitude will be towards the upcoming week.
I have found that my weeks are the best when my Sunday to-do list looks a little something like this. Try it out:
Take this day to focus on you. Take a long shower, wash your face, hair mask. Listen to a feel-good playlist. Cleanse all the stresses from the past week off your body and mind.
2. Organize/ Clean
Wake up tomorrow to a clean house. Take the time to clean today. Don’t make this a rushed activity, but one that you enjoy by lighting candles, opening windows, and dancing.
3. Meal Prep
Now, this one is one I sometimes forget to do (or make excuses as to why I am not going to). Don’t put off grocery shopping for two weeks and resort to quick meals!!! (lol me). Plan meals for the next few days, cook them, and make them easy to grab on your way to work/ class.
4. Draw up a To-Do List for the Week
Make it pretty! Get excited about what you have going on this week. Include easy and small things too, so you will feel good crossing them off. I write things like “coffee” and “class” because having things that are automatically checked-off with little effort gives me more motivation to finish out the rest of my checklist.
5. Catch Up
Today you have time. What do you need to do to be caught up for the upcoming week, or better yet, what can you do to get ahead?
My favorite. How will you reflect today? Church? Meditation? Going for a walk? Reading a book/ writing? What type of reflection will make you feel the most renewed for the upcoming week?
Happy Sunday! Make it a good one
It’s so easy to get so caught up in our busy schedules that we forget to take a moment to ourselves. Like Oprah says, “the greatest gift you can give yourself is time”. There are many ways to interpret this quote and they all make sense. You should give yourself time to heal, improve yourself, and time to reflect. Today, I want to focus on the reflection piece. I think we all know that reflection is good for the soul, yet we rarely make it a daily practice.
Reflecting can have a number of benefits. When we are so consumed in small details and daily tasks, we often forget the bigger picture. This can result in a loss of motivation, satisfaction, and can cause us great amounts of stress.
So today, I want to prompt a brief reflection. Grab a notebook or just think about the answers to these questions:
What do I hold sacred and how do I express it?
Is it your relationships? Your profession? Pets? Spirituality? It can be anything and it doesn’t have to be just one thing. Make a list.
What do I like about my character?
Don’t be modest! Truly, what values do you hold that you are proud of?
What can I do for myself today?
Your greatest investment is yourself! What will you do/ have you done today that shows yourself love. It can be going to the gym-investing in your health, it can be taking a long bath, learning something new, going to bed early, etc.
How can I make a difference in someone else’s day today?
Doing things for others makes us happy! Are you going to bring a coffee to a coworker who helped you out yesterday? Will you compliment someone? Little things like this go a long way. Start noticing the positivity that surrounds you and return that energy back onto others. And remember that you don’t have to bend yourself backwards to do something nice.
Happy reflecting! Today is your day.