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https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnhall/2019/10/13/how-to-utilize-sundays-to-make-your-week-easier/

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How To Utilize Sundays To Make Your Week Easier
I've always had a love-hate relationship with Sundays. While it's still the weekend and I want to make the most out of Sunday Funday, I'm also anxious about going back to the grind. Sometimes, I even straight-up dread Mondays.

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Avoid having a Manic Monday

  • Write down your top 3 priorities to get done on Monday and plan your schedule around them.
  • Review your calendar for the upcoming week and tie key tasks or events to it so you know exac...

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Get errands out of the way

Sundays are a great day to get your errands out of the way, like grocery shopping. Also, take time for cooking meals, cleaning rooms, or dropping things off at different shops. You most ...

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Schedule something fun

Make sure you also do something you enjoy, like brunch with friends or spending time with your family. 

This gives you something to look forward to during the week and it also helps you ...

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Something to look forward to

You can beat Sunday scaries if you have something to look forward to during the week.

You can plan a night out at the movies or lunch with a colleague. Anything that gets you excited about th...

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Take to for reflection

Spend some time alone reflecting on what you’ve accomplished in the past week, which areas of your life need improvement, and what you’re grateful for.

Make this a ritual. It can help you bec...

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Plan some Sunday self-care

Treating yourself well on Sunday can help you feel better about Monday. You can try:

  • Serenity—a form of relaxation, like meditation or deep breathing
  • Exercise—anything from yoga to running
  • Love—expressing gratitude
  • Food—eating nutrient-rich foods high in vitamin B6 and avoiding caffeine and alcohol.

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The Experimental Mindset

Instead of following the tips from other people, one should have an experimental mindset to try and build a lifestyle that suits them. And this in itself is a process.

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Order and Creativity

We are not very good at multitasking because can truly focus on only one thing at a time.

Discipline leads to creativity. If we are able to bring discipline and order in our daily lives, by decluttering and focusing on the important things, we can be more productive and achieve a lot.

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“Work, Play, Fit, Push” Framework

“Work, Play, Fit, Push”  Framework

1. Set priorities on Sunday.

2. Map out work (limit to top 3), play, fit (plan for at least 30 minutes each day), and push (do something that scares yo...