If you haven’t already read my most recent post, I spent all of last week working up to 12 hours a day, waking up at 5AM and passing out by 8:30PM. I was on my feet all day and had zero time to relax or catch up on work. If you know you have one of these incredibly busy, tiring weeks coming up, there are some things you can do to prepare for a busy week:
Get all your chores done early
I leave the kitchen a little messier than it should be and I tend to leave my clothes on the chair by my closet rather than hand them up.Instead of saving things until later in the week when you’re stressed and exhausted, work on tidying things up and finishing up all your chores before a busy week begins.
Plan your outfits ahead
I hardly ever plan what I’m going to wear ahead of time. I usually make a game time decision in the morning before work. Sometimes that game time decision doesn’t go as planned and I spend a lot longer than I should trying to figure out what to wear. Instead of spending precious time stressing about outfits in the morning, plan it out the night before so you can spend an extra few minutes in bed.
Ease into your sleep schedule
Going from waking up at 8:30 to waking up at 5 is a big jump. I’m not really a morning person and I wasn’t looking forward to waking up before the sunrise, but my excitement for the week ahead really made those early morning wake up calls worth it. If you know you’ll have to change your sleep schedule drastically, try to ease yourself into it. I went to bed really early over the weekend and tried to wake up earlier (that didn’t really work). But I think it overall helped me prepare for the week.
Eating healthy is one of the hardest things for me to do. I just love carbs and pastries too much. But this week, I worked really hard to eat as healthy as I could so I would have enough energy throughout the day and sleep well. I noticed that I was able to sleep a lot better and that I had a lot of energy. Hopefully, I can keep this somewhat healthy streak going.
During a busy week, it’s important to take some time to practice self-care. When I got out of work at 2, I would take myself out to a nice lunch for a chance to relax, eat a delicious meal, and reflect on the day. It really helped me de-stress and get ready for my next busy day.
I hope these tips help make your busy week easier. They certainly helped my busy week appear a lot less stressful!