Sundays are my favorite day of the week ~ Monday being my second. Sunday’s are my favorite because I plan, clean, and schedule the week ahead in peace. Over the years, I’ve figured out a Sunday routine that works perfectly for me, and I’m giving y’all a play by play.
Get up earlyish
This totally depends if you’re a morning or night person. As you can assume, I’m a huge morning person ~ so much so that I choose to wake up between 5 am and 6 am even on Sunday. To start off my morning on the right foot, I wake up early, make my bed, and head towards the kitchen for coffee.
Coffee, journal, + meditate
Next up, the juice that gives you energy ~ coffee (or matcha). Recently I’ve been into matcha, while sometimes I’m more into the coffee. Whatever your energy serving drink of choice is, mix it up. I like to have my morning brew with coffee, journaling, and a short meditation shortly after. Once I take care of my mind, I’m ready to start on everything else.
Throw your laundry in the wash
Sundays are the perfect day for laundry. You’re most likely chilling at home (unless you decide to Sunday Funday it up). I like to do all my laundry on Sunday and promise myself to put everything away the second the dryer is up. I like to wash my sheets every two weeks and my regular daily clothes weekly. It’s more than rewarding to have a laundry schedule and stick to it!
Plan out your weekly meals
I’m also one to plan my meals. To be completely honest with you, since I just cook for myself, I pick a few meal ideas and eat them throughout the week. I’m not picky when it comes to having the same meals throughout the week so it doesn’t bother me. But when it comes to having guests over, staying with me, or my partner coming to visit, I love to plan out a menu for the week.
Once I have a meal plan set, I mozy on over to the grocery store. I’m a huge Trader Joe’s lover. For things Trader Joe’s doesn’t have, I will normally go to Whole Foods or Costco. I just love Trader Joe’s corky products, cool atmosphere, produce, and their almond butter (to die for).
Get in some movement
No matter if it’s a walk or a full workout session, I like to get some movement in. I’m a big fan of yoga and pilates on the weekends. They are super relaxed. I will normally Youtube an instructor lead follow along video, or write up my own home workout. You can check out my post on canceling my gym membership and what I do for workouts instead.
Having a sparkling clean living area is a beautiful thing. At the end of the week, I will clean everything. From the mirrors to the floor and the bathroom. When it comes to deep cleaning, I like to do that about every two weeks. And for decluttering, about every three months.
Write out your weekly goals
I will either do this in the morning or evening. I will write out a list of things I’d like to accomplish during the week ahead. That could be blog stuff, podcast stuff, or other projects in the works. Since I’ve got a lot of passion projects on top of a full-time job, I have to time-manage like a pro. Doing this helps me more than anything.
+ schedule them in
Once you have everything you’d like to accomplish written out, figure out a day to do it. I like to set a realistic day by day schedule of to-dos. When the day comes, I have to accomplish everything on my list before I can move onto the next. Sometimes my Wednesday to-dos are more interesting than my Monday to-dos. But, I would have to accomplish Monday’s and Tuesday’s tasks before I can reach that more *fun* Wednesday task.
Education + get a head start
I highly recommend working in some time to learn something new. That could be reading a book, watching an informative Youtube video, or working and scaling a side hustle. My mentor recently taught me to read a chapter of a book in the morning before work ~ and it helps. I’m one of those people that say “I don’t have time to read.” Yet, this trick takes that all back.
If you don’t already have a solid Sunday routine, I hope you find one that works for you using my favorite tips.