+ ORGANISE YOUR CALENDAR
Go through your calendar or planner for the week (I use this cutie from Busy B as well as this daily journal pictured above) and add in your work schedule, any meetings and any appointments. I also check for reminders as I tend to add sticky notes to remind me a week before any upcoming birthday so I have time to send out a card. If you’re a blogger; use sticky notes to plan out posts a few weeks ahead. At this point I check what posts are due during the week and write first drafts for them.
+ CLEAN SPACE CLEAN MIND
I always clean over the weekend so I wake up to a tidy home on Monday and I always feel like having a clean space makes your mind feel clearer and more focused on the tasks ahead of you. Make sure everything you need for the week ahead is accessible and ready for use.
+ SET YOURSELF REALISTIC GOALS
What books do you want to read this week? What hefty tasks do you need to get out the way? What errands need to be done? Set yourself clear and realistic goals for the week ahead of you and time targets for each one. By setting deadlines throughout the week you’ll avoid rushing them all on a Sunday night when you should be getting prepared for the next week!
+ MAKE A PLAYLIST FOR THE WEEK
I don’t actually make a weekly playlist but I’m on a whole other level of organised freak with my music. I have my Spotify playlists (all 109 of them) arranged in folders and each Sunday I add any new albums to my Current folder as well as any new songs to my monthly playlist and then check out my Discover Weekly.
+ TAKE SOME TIME TO RELAX
Although some spend their entire weekend doing this, others have a go-go-go lifestyle and don’t take much time to themselves. I’m guilty to spending my whole weekend in company and forgetting to have that little bit of me time. It’s important to wind down so try having a long, hot bath, reading a book, writing in a journal or enjoying a piece of music.