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How to Create My Productive Sunday Routine

I’m not going to lie, I used to dread Sundays. I would get the so called “Sunday scaries” every week, and I was overwhelmed at the thought of how busy the upcoming work week would be. It didn’t help that I used to procrastinate and leave all of my assignments until the end of the weekend. Since becoming a full-time student and working jobs as well, I learned a thing or two about productivity and time management. Now, Sunday is my favorite day of the week! Here’s an inside look at my productive Sunday routine.

Start the day off slow

Weekends are for resting and recharging. If you are like me, your week days tend to be a whirlwind of chaos. I’m a very busy person, which I don’t actually mind. I love having a busy schedule, but being busy does come with some drawbacks. Once the weekend hits, you have to remind yourself to be kind to your body and let it rest. Don’t be afraid to snooze your alarm and sleep in. I normally wake up no later than 8 a.m. on Sundays, which is actually me sleeping in. I’m an early bird, but, I like it. Whatever time is a “sleeping in” time for you, wake up then. Your body will appreciate it.

Clean your room

This is probably one of the biggest tips I can give. When you have a clean space to live in, it automatically increases your productivity levels. The saying “a cluttered room leaves a cluttered mind” is true. Every Sunday I do my own deep cleaning routine. Things like washing my clothes and bedding, cleaning my bathroom, vacuuming, dusting and tidying up any clutter I have on my work desk. By making sure your space is clean, this will already make your day a little brighter.

Organize your work space

While cleaning my desk, I also make sure to organize it. Throughout the week, my desk gets bombarded with papers and reminder notes. Sunday is the day where I go through and toss out any old work and clean it up. Organize it the way that works best for you. For me, I like having everything out and ready for use. So, I like putting my notebook out (this is great for those times when you need to write a number down quickly) but I also make sure that whatever is laying on my desk is in a tidy fashion.

Plan your week ahead

My favorite part about Sundays is planning my week ahead. This is such an important thing to do if you want to start organizing your life more. Personally, I use Google Calendars and a physical planner, too. That way, if I forget to pack my planner, I will get a notification on my phone about an event I need to attend that day. Can’t think of what needs to be planned? You can write down appointment dates, meetings, homework deadlines, etc. The list goes on and on. Use colors to help you coordinate specific tasks.

Spend your Sunday doing what you love

My last and final step of my Sunday routine is to spend my time doing something I’m passionate about. Most of the time, that’s reading. I like to settle into my couch and read a good book, cozied up with a blanket. Sometimes I like doing a self-care day doing things like face masks, drinking water, journaling and calling up my family members. Other things I like to do is go on walks with my dog, catch up on my favorite shows, bake or even meal prep. Whatever you want to do is up to you. It’s about making sure you enjoy this day of rest.

There you have it. That is my full Sunday routine from morning to night. I hope this inspires you to implement some of these steps into your own Sunday. Goodbye Sunday scaries, we don’t need you anymore.

Features Writer for Her Campus UFL. Reader. Writer. UF English Literature student.
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