The Sunday Scaries is a common term to describe that feeling we all get late on a Sunday afternoon. The weekend is already over and it’s time to go back to work! There are some strategic things you can do on a Sunday to prepare for the week ahead.
Oftentimes, because we fail to meal prep, we end up eating whatever we have at the office or spending money on take-out food. To negate this problem altogether, prep your meals on Sunday. Prepping your meals for the week give you one less thing to think about in the morning and during the day. Your mornings will be much more stress-free as well because there is one less thing for you to worry about. Perhaps the best part of meal prepping is that you get to take the time to choose healthy foods that you want to support and sustain you throughout your work week. By purposely choosing healthy foods packed with energy and protein, you are setting yourself up for success that week.
Take Time for Yourself
With the weekend coming to a close and a fresh week upon you, Sunday is the perfect time to spend time on self-care. The best part about self-care is that it is totally up to you how you decide to give yourself that care. Some people find relaxation through yoga, while others find it on the golf course. The time that you spend with yourself with help to calm you and center you for the week ahead.
Follow up on Commitments
Throughout the week, you have likely made commitments that you have forgotten about when Sunday rolls around. Sunday nights often allow us the undivided time to respond to emails and fulfill our commitments. When you are able the mark these items as “done” on your checklist, you’ll have less to worry about as you start out the week.
Reflect on What You’ve Already Accomplished
Before you tackle your Sunday, take the time to reflect on what you’ve already accomplished in the previous week. This helps you to prioritize what needs to be done this week, but it serves a bigger purpose. When you write out everything you’ve already achieved, you’ll see just how productive you can be. This will give you motivation as you head into the new week.
Sunday nights don’t have to scary. Rather than dreading the week ahead, take proactive steps to ensure it’s a good week! You can do this by meal prepping, taking time for self-care, following up on previous commitments and reflecting on achievements.