Consider A Weekly Life Reset
A weekly life reset is simply a good practice you do once a week that helps you get ready for the week. The best time is before your work week starts, meaning, it would be done the day before your week begins. We believe that the weekly life reset is a valuable practice and habit to live a life free of stress, to be more organized and to live more joyfully. Yesterday we wrote about How to make a life reset - Look at your daily habits and practices and you can find that post here
Catch Up on Tasks You Fell Behind On
Before you do anything else, take some time finishing anything you didn’t get done, that you are able to do right now. That way, you aren’t getting even more behind when the new week begins. If this is something that you find you are regularly experiencing have to get caught up on some tasks it might be a good time to reassess if they are important tasks rather than spending your time on things that really aren’t vitally important, so that Sunday is freed up for the rest of your reset practice.
In our mind a life reset is really about making decisions on the things in our life that are most important and letting the unimportant things go so we have more room in our life to live a joyful and productive life.
Get Your Home and Workspace Clean and Organized
“A place for everything, everything in its place.” - Benjamin Franklin
The weekly reset is also a good time to do some cleaning and organizing, particularly with things that will help you when your work week starts. Waking up to a decluttered home, laundry not put away, and a messy kitchen is going to take away from your productivity as your week begins.
Go through your house to tidy up, do any cleaning and laundry that needs to be done, and take a little time getting areas organized that you feel would increase your wellness.
Getting in the habit of doing a little bit every day is going to allow your weekly organization life reset become less work over time. The habit of putting things back where you found them naturally makes you more organized. There is less stress knowing where your keys are for example. This applies to all areas and over time there is way less to organize in your home and workspace for your new week.
Meal Prep and Planning
Don’t stress about meals this week! Instead, plan ahead and get as many things prepped as you can. Plan your meals by figuring out what you want to cook and eat for each meal of the day throughout the week. It helps to start by looking at ingredients you already have, then going from there.
Get your groceries, then see what can be prepped ahead of time. This might mean rinsing and cutting fruits and vegetables, making hardboiled eggs, marinating chicken or meat, or putting rice in the rice cooker. Some foods can be made ahead of time, while others just need to have their ingredients prepped.
Laundry and Preparing for the Week
Sunday is also the perfect day for laundry and other tasks that help you get prepared. Work on your laundry while you are getting your meals prepped and house cleaned and organized. Just make sure you finish your laundry and put everything away. To save even more time in the mornings, get your outfits ready to go and put toward the front of your closet so you can just grab them quickly and easily.
Working in Your Weekly Calendar
Finally, take a look at your schedule, we suggest that you use an online calendar that will give you reminders for each task, and appointments you have planned for the week. We use a colour coding system in our calendar, and this helps us stay on track with our day to day tasks and any meetings we have for that week.
We set up each task we do each and every week with a different colour and we set a reminder for that task that pops up at least 30 minutes before as this helps us stay on track. Now this is something that you will want to experiment with to see what works the best for you.
These simple life reset ideas have help us greatly to eliminate a lot of stress, be more organized and live more joyfully.
Share any ideas that have helped you stay more organized in your week.
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