Sometime 5 days can feel like fooooorever. Here are a couple of tricks to get you pumped and prepped for the long work week ahead!
- Prep your breaky – We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but when the alarm starts blaring and you can’t even be bothered to wipe the sleep from your eyes, it’s hard to muster the energy for a cook up. I feel you. The way I get around the morning effort deficit is to prep a smoothie the night before. I cram all the banana, almond milk, acai powder and whatever else I desire into my Nutri Ninja and chuck it in the fridge. In the morning, it’s just a matter of adding anything I want from the freezer and giving it a quick blitz. BAM, it’s smoothie time.
- Plan your outfits – Spending 10 minutes every morning standing in front of your wardrobe without a clue what to wear is a total time waste. Take a few minutes every night before bed to bang an outfit together so you know exactly what you’re wearing when you spring out of bed in the morning. Better yet, spend 15 minutes on Sunday planning the whole weeks outfits! It makes you much less likely to go for a lazy outfit repeat.
- Get a good night sleep – Another obvious one I know but important all the same. There really is nothing worse than starting the week as tired as a mother with a new born. Make sure you get an early one Sunday night and try to maintain a strict bedtime for at least the start of the week. Having a bright mind will always make any task feel much more manageable.
- Write a list of weekly goals – I am constantly thinking about the never-ending list of things I need to get done over the week but if I don’t write them down, they just won’t get done. Spend 10 minutes on a Sunday brainstorming the things you want to achieve that week and keep referring back to the list, giving them a satisfying tick once completed. Who doesn’t love a good list?
- Do a meal plan –So you don’t have to plan out every single thing you put in your mouth for the week but I find it helpful to have a bit of an idea of what I’m going to be having for meals on Monday-Friday. I love to get my excessive number of cookbooks out and flip through the pretty pages, making notes on a few recipes I’d like to try the following week. Loving Madeleince Shaw’s Get the Glow cookbook at the mo!
- Do a weekly shop – After you have a few recipes picked out then make sure you head to the shops and grab any ingredients you need. It feels like you are nailing life when you arrive home from work and know exactly what quick dinner you are cooking up and that you have all the ingredients ready to go. The quicker dinner is done, the sooner chill time can commence!
- Clean the house – You can’t expect to start the week on a organised foot when your house is all over the shop. Spending just half an hour to an hour on the weekends tidying and cleaning up will make you feel much more ready to launch into the week.
What do you like to do to get ready for a productive week ahead? I’d love to hear some more tips down below!
Until next time…That’s what she said,