When you prepare for a busy week in advance, it helps the days feel less hectic. Check out these four tips for how to prepare for a busy week!
When you’re faced with a busy week ahead, you may find it daunting before it even begins. If you’re like me, without a plan of attack, or at least a semblance of one, you can become quickly overwhelmed! When faced with an exceptionally busy week, I take extra care on Sundays to make sure I’m well prepared.
Sunday is key when it comes to preparing for a busy week. Yes, there are times when even Sunday is busy, so in those cases, just take these tips and push them forward a day. 😉 I love to spend time on Sunday mornings drinking coffee with my husband, spending time with Jesus, and getting in a workout. By the time the afternoon rolls around, I like to hit the ground running.
How to Prepare for a Busy Week
ONE // Write It Down
I’m a complete planner geek — tape, stickers, pens, everything. Sometimes I get lost in the planner tags on Instagram. It’s a problem. But it’s a pretty problem.
Each Sunday, I suggest taking the time to write down every detail of the coming week. Treat everything like an assignment that’s due or an appointment time you have to make. Write down each workout you workout want to complete, important events you need to remember, and everything in between. I even go as far as writing down the cleaning task I want to complete on any given day. It’s much more likely to be accomplished that way!
TWO // Plan Your Wardrobe in Advance
I’m sure you’ve heard tips of planning your outfit the night before to save time, but when I know weeks will be especially busy, I take it a step further. It’s so easy to become swamped as soon as the activities of the week hit that planning your outfit for Tuesday or Wednesday completely slips your mind. In that case, plan your entire week’s worth of outfits on Sunday evening. I like to check the weather for the week and then select each day’s outfit accordingly. I hang them in one section of the closet so I can easily grab them on the weekday mornings.
It seems like an insignificant step, but the amount of brain space it saves on a busy morning is remarkable.
THREE // Plan Your Activewear in Advance
Much like planning a week’s worth of work outfits on Sunday, I like to lay out all of my workout clothes in advance as well. This is beneficial whether you exercise in the mornings or the evenings. If you workout in the wee hours of the morning, this saves time and keeps you from waking up your significant other by rifling through drawers in the dark. Should you choose to exercise in the afternoons, you’re more likely to follow through due to one decision already being made for you. Bonus: How to Wake Up Early to Workout
FOUR // Utilize Meal Planning & Prepping
Finally, one of the most advantageous things one can do when preparing for a busy week is to utilize meal planning and meal prepping. Spending a few hours on Sunday afternoons preparing your meals can save ample time during a busy week. It’s not a good feeling to come home after an hours-long staff meeting to realize you have no idea what to cook for dinner. Meal planning and prepping in advance will allow you to meet that challenge head on.
Everyone faces a busy season of life every now and then, but it doesn’t have to stress you to the max. With some small tweaks and advance preparation, you can overcome the challenges with grace and perseverance.
Question: How do you prepare for a busy week?
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