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A Realistic Sunday Evening Routine to Improve Your Week

6 Simple, Free Solutions

Mrs. Wright
3 min readSep 13, 2020

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“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.” ~Albert Schweitzer

During the Coronavirus, lines were getting blurred between work and home. I’m working from home, so I’ve modified my Sunday night routine to adapt to these crazy times and return to normalcy.

I don’t have a commute anymore, I don’t have to dress up often, and I don’t have to pack my lunch, but having a few things ready to go makes my week run smoother.

One hour of cleaning, decluttering, and organizing

Clutter affects our mental health. A study by Princeton University observed that clutter makes it difficult to concentrate and to single task. Things to do include:

*Clean out your purse/tote bag

*Clean off Workspace — paper, mail, snack wrappers

*Clear the kitchen counter and other flat surfaces that collect clutter

*Spend 10 minutes cleaning up electronics — physically and declutter photos and files

Calendar review

These are the things I check for every Sunday evening. I am not good at remembering things, so my calendar is my best friend. I have this list tabbed in my bullet journal for quick reference.

*Goals for the week

*Appointments

*Errands

*Plan

*Special events/something to look forward to (bonus write a birthday card or thank you note)

*Make a Monday MIT List

*Schedule Fitness (schedule your walks, virtual classes, or gym time)

Check Work Email

I used to do a bulk of work on Sundays, but I’ve cut that out and have padded my weekdays with that time. I do take 10 minutes to spend on work emails in case something came in over the weekend. If there’s time, I’ll send a quick text to my team with a highlight of the week we can look forward to.

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Mrs. Wright

Former restaurant reviewer and newspaper photographer. Married to a part-time goat farmer. BA Communications; MAEd.