All over Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook I see articles and blog posts on how to have a successful week starting on Sunday. “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” I could not agree with that quote more. Some of these articles encourage you to do insane amounts of work on Sundays which is not realistic. At least not for me, considering there are 3 kids running around the house so I prepare for the week by organizing myself in the most stressful areas.
Note: Marshalls and Home Goods have great options for agendas/planners. That’s where I bought this one.
Part of my day job requires that I run one of the most hectic and insane calendars known to the world. I thank God for this opportunity on a daily basis because thanks to it being so rigorous, I know how to better organize my calendar for the week. On Sundays I wake up and Mister Miami typically takes care of breakfast because he’s a champ like that. If we don’t go to brunch, I grab my laptop and agenda and write out what’s going on during the week for me. I make sure all activities are on the calendar. Granted, I am probably a psycho and I color code everything. Google Calendar is my favorite one and that’s what I use for everything.
I use red for work events, light blue for the kids and Mister Miami, lavender for my personal events/appointments, green for school items, and orange of birthdays. The Skinny Confidential’s Lauryn Evarts wrote an article a while back where she explains her method of scheduling and it has changed my life. She blocks off time to write, read, exercise, eat, etc. I do that as well and it has really made me more organized and productive. Focusing on one thing at a time makes a HUGE difference.
Lay It Out
The way we are raised dictates how organized or disorganized we are later on in life. At least that’s how I feel. My parents are both psycho obsessed with cleanliness, organization and preparation. The joke is (somber and rude, I know) that my mother has the outfit for the funeral before the person has passed away. Unfortunately/Fortunately, I inherited this madness and one of their tricks is to layout their outfit for the next day the night before. I have seen this mentioned in other posts, but I don’t know of many people who actually practice it. My mornings are way smoother because of this and if you really love yourself, do this for the kid’s uniforms.
I honestly do not want to spend my entire Sunday cooking. I have Housewives to catch up on and 18,000 loads of laundry. What I do is look up recipes on Pinterest and try a new one every week, or at least try. Based on that I order my groceries on Instacart. This app service has changed our lives. We don’t impulse buy we have a list and we’re just searching for the items we need. We save time and gas as well. The main stores I use it for are Publix and Costco, both of which are psycho on the weekends. You pay for groceries and get your sanity back. (I always pray they’ll add Trader Joe’s.) My handy dandy magnetic note pad helps me keep track of what we’re cooking the next day.
Have a great week!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. All items/services mentioned I bought with my own money and/or I pay for on a monthly basis.