The following is a guest post by Rozialyn Burison.
If you are anything like me, you need a list for everything. Who is with me?
It is ok…raise your hand, if you are a PLANNER like me.
I find I like to plan for the week on Sundays. Only because it is the time that I am not doing as much running around and I can sit down in a somewhat quiet house (who am I kidding…I never have a quiet house). Having a list helps me to focus during the week on exactly what I need for my week ahead.
So picture this scenario… It is Monday morning, and you can barely drag yourself out of bed.
You have just enough time to get your kids ready, you throw on clothes so you will have clothes on and you barely make it out the door on time.
You did not pack the kids lunches nor did you have time to make them breakfast, so you grab some fast food for breakfast.
You sit down at your desk and sigh. Your desk is a mess because you couldn’t wait to shut the computer down on Friday afternoon. Your email inbox is full, more junk mail than work mail. It’s going to be a long day.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
We’ve all been there. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you take advantage of your Sundays to prepare for the week, Mondays can be a heck of a lot easier!
Here are 9 things you can do on Sunday for a more productive week.
1. Set goals and write them down for the week, you’ll be more likely to achieve them.
2. Create a list of must-do items for the week along with a to-do list for every day of the week (roughly; things happen and change) so you can see what you have going on for the week.
3. Organize your workspace and put away/file loose papers so they aren’t looming over your head halfway through the week when there’s a bunch of new things going on to get done.
4. Get a head start on your blog posts for the week. Whether it be writing a draft, editing or taking photos for the post(s), this is a HUGE stress reliever for me!
5. Plan social media posts including ones for upcoming posts and for past posts as well
6. Wash and change your sheets and clean up your room and bathroom to help you feel de-cluttered and organized. Jumping into bed on Sunday with clean sheets is the best feeling in the world, probably what I look forward to most!
7. Hang up clean clothes and get your closet back in order. If my closet isn’t clean, I could nearly go crazy! When my closet is organized, I’m organized ha!
8. Meal Plan and Meal Prep for the week. It is best to choose a day of the week that you will do your grocery shopping. But before you do that, write a meal plan. Write what you will have for breakfast and dinner each day.
9. Pack your kids bag for school for the week so you aren’t adding an extra thing to remember during your busy morning routine.
Rozialyn Burison is a professional organizer for homes, businesses, and students and provides virtual organizing. Rozialyn helps you to achieve work/life balance with her organizing services. She’ll organize your life with integrity, confidentiality, and always a bit of fun! Being organized does not mean having a spotless house; it means everything has a place. You can find her at www.organizingbyroz.com.