Sundays are a weird one. Theres no real structure to the day, people are often hungover and its really easy to just procrastinate and relax all day. I thought to write a whole blog post about how to make Sunday’s successful, getting prepared for the week whilst still taking some time to relax. I am a student so this is going to be tailored towards students, however I’m sure that these tips can be applied to anyone wanting to do more with their Sundays.
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2 Part Rule
If you have read my blog for a while you will know that I always try and stick to this rule, as it is a very good way to structure your day. However, I am human and there are some days where I do all 3 parts, and there are days where I do 0… its all about balance.
If you haven’t heard of the 2 part rule, it is where you divide your day into 3 parts (Morning, afternoon and evening) and then make sure that you work for 2 of them. On a Sunday, I would recommend either having a lie in or having a chilled evening, then working the other two parts. Getting out your sleep during the weekend is super important in making your week ahead successful, so sleep when you can on a Sunday and don’t feel guilty about having a lie in if you need it.
Make a plan for the week ahead
Sunday’s are the best time to go through and plan your week, and organise anything you need. Doing all of your admin on a Sunday will take the pressure off the week, and is almost guaranteed to make the week ahead run more smoothly. On a Sunday I always:
- Book my trains for the week ahead, as I commute to university.
- Make a to do list for the week.
- Try and get ahead on the week’s reading, as when I’m at uni I have a lot of reading to do.
- Lightly plan my week- which days I’m travelling, which days I’m working etc.
Do the jobs that you have been putting off all week.
You know the jobs I’m talking about. The jobs that are boring, or take longer than an hour so have been sitting on your to do list for weeks. One of the key ways on how to make Sunday’s successful is not to do lots of work (as it is a rest day) but get things done that will make you feel accomplished and finish off the week well. I hate when jobs drag on into another week, so having everything ticked off my to do list by Sunday evening is always my aim, so I can start Monday afresh.
Make your week easier.
Anything that can make your future week easier- do it on Sunday. Not only is it good tip when asking how to make Sunday’s successful, but it also makes the whole week more successful too. A really good tip if you are at university is to cook a large meal or two on a Sunday, freeze it and then you can heat it up and eat it throughout the week. Not only is this cheaper because you are making a large meal instead of lots of smaller meals, but you are also saving yourself so much time throughout the week when you have classes and a busier schedule. SpagBol, curry, or sweet and sour are good ideas and they don’t take long to cook either.
Take the time to go out and socialise.
During the week, it is difficult to go out and socialise, either because you are working or studying all week. I never feel in the mood to socialise over the week, so Sunday is a perfect time to organise social events with your friends. Whether its going out for brunch, or having an evening in… a good way to make Sundays successful is definitely to socialise if you have time. Last semester we used to have Sunday evenings to chill as a flat, eat chocolate and cheese, and play some games. I loved it!
Overall, I think the key ways to make Sunday’s successful is to have a combination of closing up the past week, preparing for the week ahead and relaxing. If you have all 3 of them things in your Sunday, you are setting yourself up for a fab next week. Thank you so much for reading this and let me know if you use any of these to plan your next Sunday, and whether you find it useful or not. Plus if you have anymore blog post requests please let me know- as I would love to write more organisational and student based posts!