Sunday is the most underutilized day of the week. When we can literally spend it productively, we choose not to do anything and feel like we are on a real holiday. The reality is that we are just wasting time. You can reduce half of your stress by doing the following things mentioned below. Hope you have a productive week afterwards!
Spend time with loved ones
Life is running at such a fast pace that most of us have forgotten what it feels like to catch up with friends and family. Don’t worry, we are not going to take you on any guilt trip. The message we want to convey here is to take out some time at least on Sundays to reconnect with your old pals, family and friends.
The best way is to schedule a one time meal together, it could be breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you cannot do so, you can catch up over the call or join a video chat. This way, you will feel more cared for, loved and motivated in life.
Reflect on your mistakes
There is no better day for introspection and contemplation than Sunday. You can reflect on your mistakes you did last week and make a strategy to avoid them in the future. Other than mistakes, you can reflect on your goals, skills and finances. Reflecting on life will help you shape your perspective for good. It will show you the right direction in which you must take your steps afterwards. Ask yourself questions like-
- How many times have you failed last week to deliver what is expected of you?
- What did you learn from your mistakes?
- How can you improve your mistakes?
- Were you able to make any change by your presence in anyone’s life? Etc.
Clean your house
Are you also one of those people who keeps the mess all around the room? And you don’t like cleaning it at all, then use your Sunday to clean it up. You will realize that a clean working environment enables you to focus more on work. So, clean your room and especially your working desk.
People might make fun of you for spending your weekend cleaning instead of going out with friends. But those people may not have the kind of mess you have in your house. Or maybe they already had cleaned theirs and are making fun of you without any sense. Don’t get trapped and clean your house to have a clean and organized week.
Plan your week
There are so many things to be pre-planned but we don’t bother to plan. For example, you can figure out your meals, make a chart of your work schedule and fix a budget to be spent for the upcoming week etc. Also, you can plan your clothes for work (too much planning). Once you plan out your entire week, you can sleep peacefully and wake up to everything already prepared.
Instead of planning every night, plan on Sunday for the entire week and that’s it. If you cannot plan out everything for the upcoming week, then decide to plan at least one big task which can take off most of the weekly stress. Planning leads to productivity and saves you a tremendous amount of time. You can maintain a pocket diary to keep track of your activities if you are going by the plan or not.
Take out time for your hobbies
Having “ME” time is very important for every individual to live a happy and peaceful life. Delve into your hobbies like reading, dancing, singing, painting, binge-watching, skating, skipping, cooking, travelling and whatever else you enjoy doing.
Mornings are the best time to enjoy your hobby because everybody is sleeping and nobody will judge you for anything you do. Making room for hobbies can be difficult on the working days. So, try taking out time for things that refreshes your body, mind and soul. It will give you the necessary boost for the entire week to tackle hectic tasks.
Shop for the week
Sunday is the best day to stock up your house for the entire upcoming week. Groceries, kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies and other essentials for the house can be bought on Sundays to fill up the stocks for at least a week. People do online shopping during their working hours because they don’t have the time to rush to the cheaper markets.
But think, if you can buy things at a cheaper price, you will be able to save more money, right? Also, spending hours purchasing daily essentials online during working hours distributes your focus. It is better to dedicate a day for the shopping of the entire upcoming week.