I didn’t choose the organised life, the organised life chose me. Or at least I started getting more organised simply because I had to if I wanted to juggle a 4/5 job, a love for watching as much series and films I wanted, whenever I wanted, this blog, and a small household (yes, I do count two cats and one lady as a household and you should, too) all by myself. It didn’t take me long to realise that the most potentially productive day for me was Sunday, so here I am; sharing to the blog the little chores AND quality time I manage to pull off (nearly) every Sunday, all while managing to keep it my favourite day of the week despite its busy-ness. Maybe it’ll inspire you to make the most of your Sundays (or whichever day is more handy for you), as well!
1) CREATE NEXT WEEK’S WEEKLY BUJO SPREAD.
I can’t tell you how much bullet journalling has helped me get organised ever since I started doing it. It just sets so many things in motion the minute I start drawing out that spread; everything that I can get done, what I have to do, what events are coming up next week, etc. I’m absolutely sure that having it all so neatly out there, especially because I have to write it down myself, gives me the best possible idea of how best to plan and time everything.
2) MEAL PLANNING
This is one of the things prompted by starting on that weekly bujo spread I talked about; planning what I’ll be eating next week and putting together a groceries list for Monday. I realise that this is definitely not the perfect timing for making such a menu for everyone, but since I usually have Mondays off (don’t be jealous, I work weekends so that’s just one of the - few - perks), it is for me. I am a firm believer in those weekly plans, though, because they motivate me to eat healthy, upgrade my cooking skills AND most importantly: it helps me in my quest to waste next to nothing when it comes to food, since I always try to tweak the menu in a way that leaves no leftovers at all. Which brings us to this next bit:
3) CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE AND COOK SOMETHING UP.
My most common leftovers are definitely (and unsurprisingly) veggies, so one of my favourite thing to do on Sunday is try to come up with something that I can either freeze for a later, life-saving moment, or cooking something that’ll feed me in the week ahead. My absolute favourite? Frittatas! I’m about to start on one that’ll make for a couple of hearty breakfasts the next couple of days the minute I finish writing this blog. Yum!
Hello weekend rate and getting to start Monday with ALLLLL the outfit possibilities, am I right?
5) CATCHING UP ON SOME LIGHT, BUT INFORMATIVE READING
Okay, okay… I mean magazines. My favourite type? Interior magazines, for sure! I don’t splurge on those every week, however, so whenever I don’t have a new one on hand, I squeeze in a couple of chapters of whichever book I’m reading at the moment in between those laundry runs.
6) CLEAN MY MAKEUP BRUSHES
I try to give my face a makeup-break whenever I can, anyway, but since Sunday is the most common day for that to happen, it’s also THE perfect day to clean out those brushes (if necessary) so they have all the time in the world to dry. And, no, I definitely don’t to this every Sunday. And probably not on enough Sundays, either. It’s such an easy task to forget, isn’t it?
7) QUALITY (PLAY) TIME WITH THE CATS
I’m lucky enough to have two affectionate, (sometimes-nearly-too) devoted, and extremely cuddly cats, and I do feel like I sometimes let them down during the week, especially on days I have something planned in the evenings, as well, which often means I’m either home for only a short time after work, or even not at all until late. Their behaviour the next day is always such a tell-tale for their need of attention, and so Sundays are standard when it comes to extremely long play-times and lots of cuddles to make up for any lost time during the week. Does that sound silly? Well… They still love me, so totes worth the silliness I’d say. 🤷🏻♀️
Q || Do you have Sunday habits that help you through the week to come? What are they?