Sunday can be such a drag.
After all the fun and excitement of Friday nights and the laid back promise of a work free Saturday, Sunday can really be a bummer.
For many people, Sunday only promises the dread of work the next day. For others, Sunday is a day of pure relaxation. No chores. No shopping. Just you and the couch.
But there’s no reason to dread Sunday or to waste a work free day glued to the couch. There’s a world to explore out there!
Sunday is also great to give yourself a head start for the coming week. Using your free time on Sunday wisely can really take a burden off of your shoulders for the rest of the busy work week. That being said, there’s no reason to spend your ENTIRE Sunday being a super productive responsible adult. Make sure to balance some time in there for relaxing too.
So next time you’re looking to amp up your lazy Sunday, consider these ideas to make your Sunday more productive.
1. Meal prep for the week.
Coming home and cooking after a full day’s work can be SUCH a drag. Sometimes you’re so tired that cooking is the last thing you want to do. Wouldn’t it be great to come home and just put your dinner in the oven to heat up?
Meal prepping on Sunday, even if it’s just for one or two meals, can be a great way to ease your burden during the work week and free up some time a few nights for things you would rather be doing.
2. Pick out your outfits for the week.
If you’re like me, you wake up for work and stand in front of your closet every morning trying to piece together a respectable outfit for the day. It can be such a waste of time!
Instead, use a few minutes each Sunday to plan your outfits for the week. Doing this can save you so much time and stress in the mornings and now you can sleep in!
We don’t always exercise as much as we should. During the week we are tired and pressed for time. so use all that energy from a good night’s sleep and get moving! Your body and mind will appreciate it.
4. Do all your shopping for the week.
After working all day, the last thing you want to do is come home, open the cabinet, and realize you have no food to make dinner. Now you have to run to the store too!
Instead, do all your shopping on Sunday so you can avoid time consuming trips during the week.
5. Complete your chores.
Chores are a drag, but a necessary evil. If there’s something you’ve been needing to do (laundry, mow the lawn, scrub the floors) set aside some time next Sunday and get it done. You’ll appreciate that you got it done come Wednesday.
6. Organize your clutter
Sometimes you can feel like you’re drowning in all your things! It can be so easy for your clutter to get out of hand, but with your spare time on Sunday you can now organize it so you can finally stop looking for that key you lost a few weeks ago.
7. Teach your self a new skill.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do, but never have the time for? Fear no more! Sunday’s are the days to learn new skills. Grab a book, watch some videos, attend a class. Sunday is the perfect day to give it a try.
8. Train your dog (if you have one).
As an owner of a reactive dog, finding time for training is so important, but can be really hard during the work week. Sunday’s give you a good chunk of time to work with your dog and really devote that time to them.
Reading is a great leisure activity for those of us who love it, but for others reading can seem like a chore. This Sunday, find a book you’ve being dying to read or a book that you think will help you with your goals, your mental health, or your hobbies and give yourself some downtime to catch up.
10. Work ahead on your blog for the week.
For my fellow bloggers out there, Sunday’s can be a great day to work ahead on your blog. You can plan and schedule posts or work on your blog layout and theme for a bit. All that free time is also good for brainstorming ideas, reading other blogs, and building relationships with other bloggers!
How do you like to spend Sunday? Leave a comment below!