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Sunday is the day of rest…for some. The “new Sunday” for me is also the day of preparation. If you follow me on IG and see me posting pics from my favorite cafe on Sunday afternoons, it’s because I’m trying to get ahead of the week. I decided a while back that it was time to get serious about easing into Monday stress-free, so I started using Sunday to my benefit. We know that the week always brings the unexpected, but for the work we know we need to do, Sunday is the perfect time to start mapping out to-do lists and how you’ll get it done. It’s about getting your mind right for what’s ahead and making the necessary arrangements to start your working week off STRONG!

I’m not saying that I’ve mastered this, but I’m taking it one week at a time and feeling good about it. Here’s how to prepare:

Research & Scheduling:
Using an hour on Sunday to research new ideas and catch up with your fave blogs and magazines gives you a real perspective and enthusiasm for the week ahead. By taking on new ideas and researching new subjects on a Sunday, you will be excited to start the week and implement them.

Exercise Sunday: Having one work out complete by Sunday lunch time means you start the week in the right frame of mind. There’s nothing better than knowing you have already performed a workout routine by the end of Sunday before the week ‘technically’ begins. I’m still working on my love for the gym, but now that it’s warm, there’s nothing better than a Sunday bike ride in the hood.

Food Preparation: When I was young, my mom would always spend Sundays after church preparing meals. I never understood it, but now I totally get it. Maintaining a healthy, well balanced diet is beyond important. As an entrepreneur, sick days are a luxury, so we’ve got to take care of ourselves and this starts with what we eat. There’s nothing worse then finding yourself hungry then rushing to piece together a meal which can easily result in something unhealthy. Get yourself into a routine and make this preparation a Sunday staple. I promise you wont regret it!

Health and Well Being:
Hangover Sunday? Boozy brunches on Sunday afternoon to end the weekend? Late night? All of this is great and by NO means am I telling you to cut out your social life, but doing less of this on Sundays will help make Mondays much more bearable. Ending your weekend with a great night’s sleep is imperative. Try get to bed early and physically prepare for the working day. If your mind is at ease and you feel rested, then you will be ready to tackle the week ahead.

Now get it done!
Making the most of your working week begins on a Sunday. How you prepare physically, mentally and emotionally shapes your week ahead. Having a unprepared Sunday may mean you’re not in the right frame of mind for your week ahead.

The end goal is productivity, achievement and results. Using your Sunday properly can help you reach all three of the goals! What do YOU do to prepare for the week ahead?

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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