We all are extremely busy during the week and feel really tired even on Monday after two days of rest. That’s why on weekends we don’t do anything and sleep as much as possible. However, in this way we only make things worse.
You easily can solve this problem, just make some effort. You can have your rest on Saturday and prepare yourself to the workweek on Sunday. In this way you will have much more free time and work more efficiently.
Today, we have decided to help you. Below you’ll find 7 weekend prep tips for an easier, more efficient workweek. By following these tips you will work much better and have more free time for a rest. Let’s see what they are.
#1 Do some meal prep
Thinking what to prepare for dinner for each of the five working days is rather stressful for the majority of women. It takes time and requires efforts. That’s why it will be great to make a menu plan for the entire week on Sunday. You can also chop some veggies to save time during the workweek.
#2 Start a Sunday stress-relief habit
We already know that stress leads to a number of different problems that stop us from living fully. That’s why it is important to get rid of it before the workweek. To do it you should start a Sunday stress-relief habit. You can try yoga, meditation, walks in the forest, or anything else that can help you to relax and get rid of stress and anxiety.
#3 Set a bedtime
Many people think that if it is Sunday, then they can go to bed when they want and wake up at noon. However, according to the studies, you should stick to your routine even on the weekends and go to bed at the same time you do it on workdays. It will help you to keep good memory and reaction during the week. So even on Sunday you should sleep for 7-9 hours.
#4 Make a quick 'looking forward to it' list
On Sunday you should write a short list of three things you are going to do this week. Basically, there should be included pleasant things, even if they are mundane. For example, you want to finally meet with your old friend or go to the new gallery in your city.
Write these things down on a piece of paper. You can place it on your fridge or any other place to see it every day. In this way you’ll motivate yourself, improve your mood, and make your workweek brighter.
#5 Bust out your calendar
It doesn’t mean that you should make huge to-do lists for every working day. But checking your calendar will help you to know what you are going to do. In this way you’ll be able to plan your time properly and get rid of anxiety and stress.
#6 Schedule three workouts
Although we all are busy and sometimes have not time to sleep, it still is important to take care of our health. We have already mentioned that to maintain healthy diet you should do some meal prep on Sunday. However, it is necessary to find some time for physical exercises too.
To stay healthy you should train at least three times a week. That’s why you should add three workouts to your plan for the week. Find the most appropriate time and schedule three different workouts. In this way you’ll be able to stay healthy, slim, and have enough energy for the entire week.
#7 Get outside
Many people don’t even want to leave their beds on Sunday. They spend the whole day watching TV shows, sleeping, eating different food and stuff like that. In this way we feel relaxed, safe and can have a rest. However, if you want to have an easier workweek, you should make effort and get outside. Walking in nature and breathing with fresh air will bring you much more benefits than lying in bed for the whole day. In this way you’ll improve your memory and attention, relax and have much better rest.
So, as you can see, there is nothing extremely difficult. Everything you should do is to make some changes in your lifestyle and stick to some new rules. In this way you’ll work much better during the workweek. Moreover, some tips will help you to stay healthy and be in harmony with yourself. You’ll have enough time for your close people and yourself. So try our tips and you won’t regret it.
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