7 Helpful Things To Do on Sundays for a Better Week: Sunday habits!

Sundays can make or break the productivity of your week. Take the time on Sunday to make the rest of your week smoother and more efficient. Everyone has different things they need to do on Sunday to get ready for their week but below is 7 things to do on Sundays for a better week that I highly recommend doing. The Sunday habits I am so happy that I started doing and hopefully you will too!

Remember that it is so helpful to create a routine for the beginning of your week to really set you up for more organized and productive weeks.

When you take advantage to slower Sundays you can really help yourself have smoother and better weeks. If you aren’t convinced yet let’s quickly talk a bit more about the importance of Sunday routines and starting Sunday habits.

The reasons you should start doing a Sunday routine:

  • Building routines help you make sure that you aren’t missing important things. 
  • A good weekly routine also helps you build positive habits in your life. 
  • It helps you feel less stressed out to know that you aren’t forgetting things that you should be doing.
  • Sunday routines help you stay organized and focused on the tasks you need to do.
  • It helps you waste less time because you don’t have to spend time thinking about what you need to do if you already have a set Sunday routine to do everything!

So if that sounds good to you then keep reading for the 7 things to do on Sundays for a better week and set yourself up for success!

Things To Do on Sundays for a Better Week

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7 Things To Do on Sundays for a Better Week: Sunday habits!

How to set up your weeks for organization and productivity!

1. Determine weekly goals

First up on this list of things to do on Sundays for a better week is so important for being productive. Take time to look at what you really want to accomplish this week. This could include your fitness goals (want to get 10,000 steps every day? or hit the gym 5 times?) or want to cook dinner every week day? Write these goals down. Seeing your goals on paper will help you truly accomplish these goals.

Goals are an incredible tool for having more organized and productive weeks. They help you stay focused and stay on track.

When you complete weekly goals you can use those goals to build on bigger annual, 5 year, lifelong goals of yours. Remember that big goals take little steps to achieve them! This is such an important one of the Sunday habits to start doing for improved weeks.

2. Complete your planner

Planners will make or break the overall productivity for the week. Knowing what deadlines you have, bills due, assignments you need to work on, errands to run, etc. that are coming up that week can prevent you from missing things or running around finishing things at the last minute.

I have lots of posts for using your planner including 5 reasons your planner isn’t working and a couple Plan With Me’s. Check them out if you want to step up your planner game.

If you are looking for an awesome week by week planner then I highly recommend the one I use which is by Me and My Big Idea’s – their classic Happy Planner.

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3. Meal prep/plan

This doesn’t necessarily mean batch cooking your lunches and dinners for the week. Though, if you do that then you are AWESOME. But for those of us (like me) that get bored having the same meal multiple times then this is extra important. Write down whatever meals you will need to plan. For me it’s just dinners! So I write down what I am going to make for 5 dinners and then I make an ingredients list from that.

Note- part of this is making sure that you get groceries on Sunday. Don’t try to push that off to Monday because that’s a recipe for having a busy Monday and ending up grabbing fast food instead of cooking the meal you planned above. This is one of the Sunday habits that really can set you up for success and less stressful weeks.

4. Do your laundry

No one wants to be struggling to find clean clothes when it gets to Thursday! So do yourself and your mornings a favor and get your laundry all cleaned, folded, and put away by the end of Sunday. Don’t fall into the trap of washing your clothes and then living out of a clean laundry basket… to make this step work you need to make sure you put the laundry away!

Laundry is one of those chores that can really hang over your head all week. So if you can get it done as part of your Sunday routine then you don’t have to worry about it throughout the rest of your week. One of the best things to do for better weeks.

5. Prep your outfits

Look through your planner for the week and what outfits you will need. For myself I plan out 5 work outfits and depending on my week I’ll plan out after work outfits. Especially if I know I am going to be in a rush to get to my after work event.

I like to make sure that I plan to wear new clothes (I tend to reach for my favorites if I don’t put effort into trying new outfits). New dress you bought because it was cute but don’t have a specific event for it? Then try to wear it to your next dinner date. Prepping your outfits will help make sure you are getting the most out of your wardrobe.

This also really can help save you time throughout the week which of course is a win and can help you be more organized and productive.

Things To Do on Sundays for a Better Week

6. Do a general cleaning session

Get your cleaning done on Sunday so you do not have to worry about it throughout the week. Do you have a place in your house that tends to collect “stuff”? Don’t worry everyone is guilty of it! But make sure that you get that area cleaned off before the week starts. It will make your home feel significantly cleaner.

While you’re at it try to clean any high-traffic areas of your home. Coming home from a long Monday at work to a clean house feels wonderful.

I have a free printable here with my weekly cleaning schedule that I recommend checking out if you are looking to make your weekly cleaning schedule. Or if you just generally are figuring out what you want to clean in your home this Sunday.

7. Pamper yourself

The final of the things to do on Sunday for a better week is definitely the most fun part of any Sunday routine. After working hard to get your week smooth then it is time to relax, turn on Netflix, and pamper yourself!

Do a face mask. Paint your nails. Eat some ice cream. Enjoy the end of your weekend and make sure it ends on a good note.

I have an entire post here on quick and easy self care ideas. You can use that list to give you ideas and inspiration for ways to pamper and care for yourself at the end of your Sunday routine. This doesn’t have to be a huge production just something that makes you feel pampered and good about yourself.

Things To Do on Sundays for a Better Week. Sunday habits to start doing

Remember- Sunday’s can make you have a significantly better week! And hopefully these Sunday habits will help you with achieving better weeks.

You can use your Sundays to help you be more productive and organized. These are Sunday routine ideas that can help you live your best life but remember that if you need Sundays just for relaxing that is okay. It is most important to be calm and prioritize what is the best for you and your overall needs.

If you found these ideas for your Sunday routine helpful (or at least entertaining!) then make sure to keep scrolling so we can get in touch and stay connected.


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