Call me crazy, but I’ve always kinda liked Mondays. I see them like a fresh start, a mini New Years every week, and this liking of Mondays has only increased since starting my new job because I don’t also dread them a little bit anymore.
I also like to think that by starting off the week right, it will mean that the whole seven days will go off without a hitch, and with that in mind there are a few things that I like to get sorted every Sunday in the hopes of a smooth coming week.
Cleaning my makeup brushes
I find cleaning my brushes really therapeutic for some reason. I don’t quite do this every week as there are some weeks I just don’t wear my makeup as much as others, but its always a Sunday evening task regardless! All my brushes are Spectrum, and I use the Freedom Cosmetics brush bath to clean them, and then let them air dry on a shelf above my radiator overnight so that they’re nice and fluffy in the morning and ready for action!
A good skincare session
Over the winter months especially, I have been making much more of an effort to be more on top of my skincare regime as the weather can drive my skin crazy, so I do have a daily routine, but Sunday’s are for a bit of extra love. Sometimes that’s a face mask, sometimes a long hot bath, and sometimes its just a longer session with my Magnitone and a few extra or more special products thrown in.
The food shop and meal planning
Sundays are normally the day that Matthew and I do our Sainsbury’s shop and decide what dinners we’re going to have in the week. We keep our weekly shop below £50 as we each get vouchers through a salary scheme at work, and we like quick and easy meals that we can throw together after we both finish work, so typically we have things like chilli, soup, curry etc, but also like to mix things up with whatever else takes our fancy. There’s also a little bit of meal prepping done on a Sunday night, but now I’m back working 9-5 I don’t have to stress about it too much.
Packing up orders
Any Etsy or Happiest Fitness Co orders that I’ve sorted out over the weekend end up in a little pile of boxes and packages by the door by Sunday night ready for me to take to the post office during my lunch break on Monday – no rest for the small business-er!
Every Sunday night I try to get my whole week’s worth of scheduled tweets sorted so that I don’t have to think about them for the rest of the week. Its a slightly boring task but I know that if I get it out of the way, at least its done!
Ironing and outfit planning
I don’t completely plan out my outfits for work, but I try to think ahead so that I have the key items ready, washed and ironed so that I don’t have to worry about getting the ironing board out in the week.
Do you do anything specific to get ready for your week?
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Yes that’s true.. Monday is a fresh start!!! 🙌 I just simply relax on sundays and do some cleaning and washing… 😀
These are great ideas! I need to get my butt in order and take notes. I do lay out the scrubs I will be wearing the night before, they are so easy to pick out. Working at the Insurance office is tricky to pick clothes for though. Happy Sunday!
We are trying to do Sunday meal planning and prep and it really does help motivate us!
I love Monday so much! As you say, it’s like a mini new year. I definitely need to make more of an effort on Sunday night to prepare for the upcoming week. Great post! 🙂
I love the idea of this, I need to properly start getting myself more prepared for Monday X
I do the exact same things to prepare for my week but just recently I’ve started to make an effort to clean my make-up brushes more often so it’s a good way to prepare for the week ahead and feel fresh haha xoxo
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