But for most of us, we will sleep in, some of us will wake up early go to church and lunch afterward. So for those who do not go to church and are also procrastinators lets do something to change your week.
Regardless of what time you went to bed get up at 9 am that way you can successfully go to bed early Sunday night.
So how exactly do you get ready for a more productive week if your life at home is chaotic?
Easy take a deep breath, accept what is and just begin. If your house is a disaster, cluttered, your car on E, and you have no money. That is ok you need to start somewhere, so begin with a nice relaxing shower, put on some nice light scented lotion, do your hair, get dressed and put your shoes on.
I don’t track time meaning 9 am wake up 9:10 am take shoer 9:20 am brush teeth etc. I do limit time on a task that I know will take ten hours to do. Which I will explain later on with meal prepping.
Morning is typically when you are most energized and get the most done. I like to wake up at 7 am but for those who wake up at 9 am begin everything at 9:30 after your shower, ten-minute yoga session and a quick breakfast.
(set timer for 20 min)
Don’t take your time we need to get this done asap. If you have a dishwasher this part will be done in an hour, if you hand wash get all the dishes washed, dried and put away.
PLANNING OUT THE WEEK
(SET TIMER FOR 30 MIN)
Brainstorm on a piece of paper everything you need to get done, Dr. Appointments, meetings, dates, hanging out with friends, etc. Make sure your week is flexible which means do not plan out every minute of the day. There are always unexpected events that pop up.
What I like to do is use a red pen or marker to write out anything important. I use a black pen for any goals for the week and high light it with an orange highlighter. Then in blue ink, I like to write down any social calls like dinner, date, shopping, etc.
(set timer for 30 min)
Don’t spend too much time on this because plans to change. Quickly write down easy meals like spaghetti, (which can have leftovers), baked chicken breasts, (can have leftovers). There are so many meals that are quick and simple if you want to cook each day.
As your first weekend planning don’t spend the 2-3 hours doing it. Use this as an example for this week and change things out to make it fit your lifestyle for vegan, gluten-free, or no red meat, etc.
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They now have special services where people can shop for you. For example, shipt put in your request and get it delivered to your home. (I may receive a small commission if you use my code, at no cost to you.) Use my code ghqgV to get $50 off. Instacart is another one that is in other states. Look up your stores and see if they have a special program to go shopping for you and deliver or just shopping and you pick up the groceries.
You either pay a small fee to get the services each month or pay an annual fee that is cheaper each month all at once. Or you can work for them and get your membership for free. (that is what I do for Shipt) Just think about how much time it takes you to get ready, get the kids ready, the arguments and tantrums then shopping and tantrums in the store. This will save you about 2 hr alone.
PRO TIP: Schedule it beforehand, I suggest to do it two days prior, that way you can get the time frame you want and shoppers can plan accordingly to your schedule.
I would make sure that if you are not able to do the shopping that you have time later that night for any cancelations that might happen if a shopper cancels.
MEAL PREPPING PLANNING
(set timer for 3 hours)
This way you are eating healthy, even proportions and you stop eating at a certain time so you don’t have reflux in the middle of the night. By this time you should be at approximately 2:30 pm.
When you are putting away all of the meals that you made, quickly get rid of some of the expired stuff. As your first Sunday starting out go slow, you don’t need everything done and perfect. Perfection isn’t ideal we just want to make the week easier on you so you have more time, you’re more productive and stress-free.
GETTING READY FOR THE WORK WEEK
Go fast; don’t take your time. Make sure the essentials are in. Wallet, make up (for touch-ups if you wear it), feminine products, pen, notepad, and hairbrush.
Pick out all of your clothes for the next week. Put all of them at the beginning of the closet (everything hung up) If you don’t hang up
If your closet is a disaster, leave that massive project for next weekend and clear out a spot for your clothes with Mondays on top to Fridays on the bottom.
PRO TIP: Remember to dress accordingly to the weather, so check the weather first. Makes sure everything is together undergarments, socks, shoes, etc.
Cleaning out the car- (set your timer for 1hr) While your clothes are in the washer, spend that time cleaning out your car. Then go back in and put the clothes in the dryer and set your timer for another hour and clean out your car for the last hour. By this time you should have spent a total of 2hr cleaning it out. Make sure to wipe everything down if you have time. If it is dead of winter, then at least dust it for two minutes.
Set a bedtime and a wakeup time– It is crucial to got to bed at a reasonable time and set an alarm for the morning to make sure you’re on a good sleep routine each day. That way you not tired and your energized.
Now that you have everything done for the week and everything planned out. Can you think of anything else that you need to get done for the week? If you can get it done now while you are on a roll.
You might have spent the whole day getting ready for the workweek. By planning everything out this Sunday, you will have more time next week to relax longer.
Now that you are finished getting ready for the week spend the remaining hours relaxing. Pamper your self by doing some self-care routines. Read this article here to help you out.
Read How to Plan Ahead During the Week to Have More Time During the Weekend. to know how to plan ahead during the week to have more time on your weekends. By planning ahead, you can accomplish more daily.
Leave me a comment below telling me how your planning went and how you realized afterward?
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