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Recipes for success

For me, and I figure most people, Sunday’s can become a wasted day.


You wake up late, spend the majority of the morning/afternoon in a foggy and unproductive state, and you look at the clock and suddenly it’s 4:30 p.m., but you can’t decide if that is early or late because you know you haven’t done anything yet that day.


Personally, Sunday is the day where if I am not ahead, I am behind. And I will remain behind until the next Sunday.


Today, as I have been attempting to be productive, I am going to write my list of ways I try to be productive.


1. Make a to-do list for the week, and a schedule of when you’re going to do each thing. Looking ahead, you know when you’re free and when you’re not, so you know what time you are going to be available to do something from your list. From my experience, I usually look at my lists and thing, “I’ll have time to do all of this tomorrow,” even if I probably don’t and I could accomplish some now. This is always a way I can better distribute my load. It is also beneficial if you are someone who can’t do the same thing for too long. You can schedule yourself to distribute parts of a project for different days to make sure you don’t wear yourself out.


2. Clean. I find this is a simple way to feel like you have accomplished something. Whether you just plan on picking up stuff that has gotten out of place throughout the past week or you just use this as a good time to do laundry, you’ll thank yourself for doing it all through the week.


3. Exercise. Along with number 2, this is another easy way to feel accomplished. I find Sunday’s to be the hardest day to pull myself there, but am so glad afterward. Even if this is the only thing you accomplish from this list or on Sunday in general, you’ll be proud.


4. Take some time for yourself. Whether it’s relaxing, napping, or watching your favorite show, take some time for you before the start of a big week. This day is for you because you earned it.