Here's a run-down of my weekly routine to set myself up for success.
Sunday’s are my “get it together” days. It’s the day I start screwing my head back on from the weekend festivities and set aside some intentional time to set myself up for success for the coming week.
I’ve always followed this habit. For some reason, it used to go a lot more smoothly, and take less time. I’m just kidding. I totally know why it takes more work than it used to. Their names are Zoë, Saylor, and Mathéo. But, being a full time, working mom, with a collection of side hustles doesn’t mean I get to slack off on my planning. It just means I need to do it even more to maintain my sanity.
Here are a few of the things I focus on getting setup before Monday comes:
🏆 Use my digital planner to time block my week; I block out meetings and appointments I know I have coming up, as well as those tasks that I need to get done such as meal prepping. **Ask me which planner I love!
🏆 I make a todo list of things I need to get done throughout the week (i.e. call the water company, cancel subscription, email contractor, etc)
🏆 I write out my meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) and collect the grocery list for these. Luckily, I have a library of tools that help me do this to take the legwork out. **Ask me how!
🏆 I start prepping as much of my weekly food as I can. I portion out snacks, or the ingredients I need to put the snacks or meals together. For instance, one of my fav snacks is plain Greek yogurt with a touch of honey and topped with berries. I’ll premix the yogurt and portion out into containers. Then I portion out berries into baggies. It makes it super simple to grab a bag of berries, toss them on top of my yogurt and go.
🏆 I run any errands I need to get done so I don’t have to think about them during the week. In this bucket I also knock any chores (hello mountain of laundry!)
Making sure I’m set up for the week is critical to having a smooth (sane) week. Once Monday comes, the days become a whirlwind of meetings, carpools, and practices. What are some ways you make sure you’re set up for success?