The key to having a really amazing week is to kick it off on the right foot. What you do on Sunday has a big impact on how you feel the rest of the week, which is exactly why it’s so important to implement a few easy Sunday rituals. From choosing cute outfits to meal prepping, here are seven Sunday rituals that will set you up for a really good week.
1. Meal Prep
Carving out just a couple of hours on Sunday to meal prep will allow you to get all of your meals ready for you to just grab and eat during the week. Not only will it save you time and stress, but it also makes it so much easier to eat healthy since you don’t have to think about it. Try to make it a fun ritual by flipping through your favorite cookbooks or trying one of these tasty recipes!
2. Choose Your Outfits
Standing in front of your closet in the morning trying to figure out what to wear before you rush off to work is a huge waste of time. Instead, prep all your outfits for the week on Sunday, so you can spend that extra morning time getting a little more sleep.
3. Clean Up Your Space
The way your space looks makes a huge impact on the way you feel. If your home is messy, you feel like your life is a hot mess, too. Kick off the week right by spending a little time on Sunday just tidying everything up — it doesn’t need to be a deep clean, just putting things away and clearing off the countertops can make a difference. Don’t underestimate how amazing it feels to wake up to — get home to — a clean space.
4. Enjoy Some Self-Care
You’ve probably read the Pinterest quote, “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content” a million times, but it’s so true. Taking time for yourself on Sunday will boost your mood, relieve stress, and will make you feel overall happier so that you can dive into the new week with a good mindset. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath, putting on a face mask and watching Netflix, or going out to do something fun, make your Sunday self-care time non-negotiable.
5. Set Your Intention
Setting an intention for the week ahead is so powerful. It’s not so much about goal setting or what you want to check off your to do list; it’s more about deciding how you want to feel in advance. Maybe you’re setting the intention to drink more water so you feel energized, or maybe you just want to be more mindful and slow things down. Set an intention for how you want to feel and let it be your guiding light throughout the week.
Pro tip: Write your intention on sticky notes and sprinkle them around your home so you’ll be constantly reminded.
6. Plan Out Your Week
This one is especially important if you know you have a busy week up ahead. Instead of just letting your to-do list rattle around in your mind, get it all down on paper and map out when you’ll get what done. This will instantly relieve some stress which allows you to focus on just the tasks that need to get done for the day — instead of feeling overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done that week.
7. Clean Out Your Purse
Our purses hold pretty much our entire lives, so they can very quickly get cluttered with receipts, trash, and who knows what else, making it impossible to find what you need when you need it. Cleaning out your purse every Sunday takes just a few minutes, but you’ll thank yourself so much when you don’t have to go swimming in your purse to find your car keys.