Why I Make Saturday My "Get It Done" Day Instead of Sunday
I am really great at filling up my schedule. An expert. But at one point it felt like I was doing a lot but not necessarily getting the regular routine things done. I realized I would have all of these activities and events on my calendar but the things on my personal "to do" list like buying groceries, planning meals, finishing laundry (starting is no problem), running errands, etc. were becoming afterthoughts.
So first, I tried to make Sunday my day to run errands and get everything done. But then I'd go to sleep that night frazzled and have to pop up on Monday to jump right into the work week with no real break. There was no time for rest and relaxation or self-care. So I decided to shuffle things around and make Saturday my day to really buckle down and execute.
Yes, this means showing some discipline on Saturday morning and not sleeping in (but now you can do that on Sunday!). This also means you probably shouldn't get too lit Friday night (at least, not EVERY Friday night). But it makes Mondays go so much smoother when I save the rest (or play!) for Sundays and I start my week feeling recharged and focused.
Some great activities for a Saturday:
Returning those shoes you had second thoughts about
Planning out your meals for the week
Making a Target or grocery store run
Getting some blog posts done
Cleaning out your closet
Finally dropping off that stuff to GoodWill
Picking out some outfits for the week
Taking your car to the carwash
Do I still handle business on Sundays if I really need to? Of course. But I keep it to a minimum and try to knock out my "to do" list on Saturday as much as I can. Now it is worlds easier to truly make Sunday my Self-Care Day or enjoy #SundayFunday, and then be ready to conquer the week come Monday morning.
What day of the week is your "get it done" day? Do you normally try to get ready for the week on Sundays? Let me know in the comments!