As a teacher, my Sunday routine used to be one of two things. I would either work on school stuff all day long or I would do absolutely nothing to prepare for the week. I was either burned out before the week began or I was stressed out because I didn’t get anything ready. I’ve learned how to get the majority of my lesson plans done at school, so that’s saved me from having to do it on the weekends.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”? I definitely believe this statement. I know for me, Sundays can sometimes bring anxiety or dread about the upcoming week, but being prepared for the week (at least for me) helps to make me not feel as anxious. Here is my teacher Sunday routine:
Pick out your clothes
I pull up my weather app and head to my closet. I chose what I’m going to wear each day and hang it on the hooks on my closet door. This helps me in the morning because I used to just sit and stare at my clothes because I didn’t know what to wear and then I’d end up running late.
Plan your meals
Some weeks I actually prep all of my meals on Sundays. Other weeks I just plan my meals so I know what I’m taking for lunch each day and what I’m cooking for dinner each night. This definitely helps me make healthier eating choices. But either way…it makes for a better week when this is planned out.
Pack your bag
I pack my teacher bag and make sure I have all the things I need ready to go. This is another thing that helps me not feel as rushed in the morning.
Turn Off Technology
The best thing I ever did was set an alarm for an hour before I go to bed. This alarm reminds me to get off social media or close my laptop. This signals to my brain that it’s time to start winding down and puts me in a more relaxed state which allows me to fall asleep easier.
Doing these simple things each Sunday can help those Sunday night blues and start your week off right!