7 Things To Do On Sunday For A Better Week

I am a creature of habit. This is something I have learned about myself. I am most happy when I am sticking to my routine. Sure, I love a good weekend away or a fun unplanned event, but for the most part, I like to stick to a pretty general schedule. I know not everyone is like me, I just can't figure out why? ;)

I have a few things that I tend to do every Sunday that help me feel prepared and organized for the week ahead:

Grocery shopping
I try to go to the grocery store only once a week. I do sometimes have to go mid week for fresh fruits and veggies, but I like to get as much on Sunday as I can. That way, everything is there when I need it and I don't have to think about it. I only have to cook for myself, which is easy (but also a little boring at times), and I tend to stick to the same foods during the week. I bring my own bags and scan and bag as I go, so I'm in and out pretty quickly!

I'm not much of a meal prep person (kudos to those that are, I admire you!), but I do like to have a general idea of what I will be eating throughout the week. As I said, I tend to eat the same things, so planning isn't too hard. I like to make egg muffins on Sundays and then I can grab them throughout the week to add to my lunch (I usually freeze half and pull them out the night before). This week, I am making a batch of butternut squash soup to have for dinners during the week. I just makes it easier for me to have containers in the fridge that I can grab and heat up rather than eating out or making popcorn ;)

I always run the vacuum and clean the bathrooms on Sunday. And no, I do not have a cleaning service. My theory is, if you keep up with cleaning, it's really not such a big deal. Sure, sometimes you have to get a little deeper and get out the mop and bucket, but for the most part, as long as you clean as you go throughout the week, this really shouldn't take too long.

I always do my laundry on Sundays. I'm not sure why people think laundry is such a big deal to do? The machine literally does it for you (duh)! I love starting the week with a fresh clean closet and knowing I can put on anything I want.

Fresh sheets and towels
My friend's mom used to call the first night with fresh sheets on the bed "hotel night" and to this day, I think of that when I change the sheets and crawl into my fresh bed. I spritz my sheets with lavender spray and I swear, its my best night's sleep all week!

I always try to do some form of exercise on Sunday. Whether it's a nice walk outside or a yoga session, I just feel like it sets the tone for the week and gets me off on the right foot.

Does it sound like my Sundays are packed? Haha, I can see that, but they're really not. It's actually all stuff that I don't mind doing. And believe it or not, I still have plenty of time to relax and unwind before the new week begins :)

I know I'm ready for the new week. Are you?