Most of the emails you receive over the weekend are personal or spam as opposed to work-related. Set aside a few minutes on Sunday night to clean out your inbox in preparation for Monday morning. This will help you jump back into work faster instead of spending time filtering through junk mail as soon as you get to the office.
Set yourself up for a productive week by writing out a to-do list over the weekend. Having weekly tasks laid out on paper will reduce stress by making them feel more manageable. This way, you can head into Monday morning knowing exactly what needs to get done.
Monday mornings are rough, and many of us end up throwing on whatever is clean before rushing out the door. Make it easier on yourself by setting aside your entire outfit ahead of time-shoes and all. Do laundry and folding if necessary on Sunday night so that you'll have one less thing to worry about come Monday morning.
Creating a meal plan is a great way to prepare for the week ahead and will reduce some stress by knowing what each day's meals will be. It will also help reduce fast food lunches or last minute take-out dinners, as well as food waste! Create your weekly meal plan over the weekend and go grocery shopping with it in hand. Prep breakfast items, lunches and snacks in advance so you can grab them and go on your way to work in the morning.
This might seem obvious, but there's nothing worse than running late on Monday morning and getting in the car only to realize that you're running on empty and need to stop on your way to work. Use the weekend to fill up your tank and clear out any clutter or trash from the previous week. Getting into a clean, gassed-up car on Monday morning will set you up for an organized and productive week.
Have a great week!
Tips from Refined Revelry