There’s 168 hours in a week. 168 hours in a “productive week” but 40 of those hours I was sitting at a desk, working in an office. 12 of those hours I spent on my commute to work. 49 of those hours I spent sleeping. And 26 of those hours I spent in the kitchen making dinner for my family. That left me with 41 hours.
41 hours to clean the house, do laundry, go grocery shopping, take care of my son, run errands, maintain relationships and take care of myself.
It could get overwhelming especially when all you want to do on the weekend is relax and enjoy time off work.
I used to hate Sundays because I always ended up cramming 41 hours worth of things to do in a 14 hour day.
I’ve created a Sunday routine that allows me to kick start the productive week I have ahead while also having time for self care and quality family time.
In this post, I’m sharing my Sunday routine and how you can kick start your productive week.
𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆.
Your productive week all starts with how you wake up.
If you are someone who needs a good 9 hours of sleep, make sure you get that 9 hours of sleep. You are better off sleeping in and waking up energized than waking up early and feeling worn out by 11am.
If you have children, sleeping in might be a little difficult.
Along with getting a good night’s sleep, I also start my Sundays doing something I really enjoy. Now that could be different for everyone. It may be working out at the gym, grabbing coffee with a friend, watching your favorite show or even just catching up on social media. At the moment, I really enjoy making a coffee, sitting with my plants and talking with with my husband. With my work schedule, it’s difficult to really spend time with my family throughout the week, so Sunday mornings are our mornings together.
𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒂 𝑻𝒐-𝑫𝒐 𝑳𝒊𝒔𝒕 & 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒏 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌
I’ve always been a To-Do list kind of girl. I make lists for EVERYTHING because I always struggled with remembering things. One thing that helps me have a productive week is writing a To-Do list and assigning tasks for each day.
The key is to make it realistic. Don’t assign majority of the tasks for one day because it can get discouraging when you can’t complete them all. I plan doing one house chore for each day.
Besides chores I also plan my face mask days, my hair washing days, my workout days, days I need to work on my blog and any upcoming bills that need to be paid.
To-Do lists are so much easier when you have a planner. I can’t live without mine. If you’re really into planning, an Erin Condren planner is great! If you’re new to the game you can pick up any simple planner.
𝑹𝒆𝒇𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝑶𝒏 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌 & 𝑺𝒆𝒕 𝑮𝒐𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑼𝒑𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌.
Writing down goals and reflecting on them can determine how productive your week has been, or will be.
I always take a moment each Sunday to look back on my previous week. Did I reach all the goals I’ve set for myself? What are some things I’m proud of accomplishing? What are some things I wish I had done? From that I set 3 goals for the following week.
I recently picked up a 52 Week Guided Journal from Amazon. This journal is great for identifying your values and tracking your progress throughout the year and any challenges you may face on the way. What I love about this journal is that it makes you write down not only the goals you wish to accomplish, but also reminds you to jot down your accomplishments and any challenges you have faced. I make sure to take 15 minutes before bed on Sundays to write in my goal journal.
𝑺𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒚
This is probably the most crucial yet favorite part of my Sunday routine for a productive week.
Since becoming a wife and business partner, I’ve struggled to find time for myself. I’ve struggled taking care of my skin, going to the gym, getting enough sleep, and overall taking time to be alone and just “chill out”.
Once I started implementing a self-care routine into my Sundays, it’s made having a productive week so much easier. Everyone’s definition of self-care is different, but mine consists of an elaborate skin care routine, a bubble bath, some journaling and some reading before bed.
Another great amazon find is my “Let That Sh*t Go” journal. The past few years have been rough for me and I’ve had a hard time letting things that’s happened to me go. I honestly love this journal. It teaches the importance of not holding grudges and plotting revenge because it takes too much energy. Just a few minutes writing in this journal a week has helped so much in being positive and productive.
𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝑴𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔 (Soul Love)
I enjoy Meditation and the connection to my deeper soul love. Sitting with my Intentions and allowing the manifesting to begin is an huge part of my daily routine.
As for Cards I have found a truly mindful deck which provides an affirming message to assist with centering me and connecting to my purpose.
I hope this post gives you an idea of some of the things you can implement into your Sunday routine for a productive week. Remember, the secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Now lets have a productive week.