Whether your week starts on a Sunday or a Monday, everyone can basically agree that starting your week right changes your entire outlook. Doing a weekly reset routine helps to clears both your mental and physical spaces. With a clear head and clean space, you are ready to tackle the week ahead.
Instead of spending Sunday dreading the start of yet another week, reframe your thinking and use the day to reset your week.
What Exactly is a Weekly Reset Routine Anyway?
A weekly reset routine has become one of the biggest trends on social media. The most popular of which highlights a low-key but productive day. The best ones inspire you to do the same, or at least to tackle that pile of laundry in the corner.
One of the best things about a weekly reset routine is that it doesn’t have to be done on a Sunday. You can pick the best day of the week that works with your schedule.
Why Set Up a Reset Routine
Reset routines are a great way to hit pause on your life and to refocus on the things that are most important to you. Simple tasks to help clear your mind of the clutter from the previous week to the soundtrack of lo-fi music drifting throughout.
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Tasks to Include in a Weekly Reset
Start out by clearing your mind of everything you THINK you need to get done. The goal of a brain dump is to clear the mental clutter so that you can focus on other things. Once everything is out of your mind, it’s a lot easier to organize everything and set your priorities.
Sit Down and Plan Your Week
Now that you've got your priorities figured out, you can plan out your week. Starting out with a plan helps you to stay focused throughout the rest of the week. It also helps you to see where you've got some open time to maybe accomplish another item off of your master to-do list.
Clean Out the Fridge and Meal Prep
Sit down for 5-6 minutes and plan out your meals for the week. Once you have your meals planned, clean out the fridge and get rid of any foods that are uneaten, expired or are just starting to look gross. This will help you make a grocery list for the upcoming week.
Once you're done cleaning out the fridge, return everything that stays and go grocery shopping. I have a toddler at home, so I order everything online. This makes it easier as well as less time consuming for me. While the groceries are being shopped for, I move on to other things on my list.
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Wash and Change Your Bedsheets
Strip that bed and throw those linens in the wash! Nothing feels better than climbing into your bed with fresh bed linens.
Tidy Up Your Spaces
Nothing says you can't do a complete deep clean on your reset day, however, that's a lot and can be super overwhelming. For a reset, tidying up just means, picking up stray items, vacuum, wiping down surfaces, etc. Whichever option you decide to do, this is another satisfying feeling when you sit down at the end of the day to a clean home.
Catch Up on Laundry
To keep your laundry at bay, try doing 1 load per day. This system has really helped my husband and I stay on top of it. The only laundry we usually do on the weekends are bedroom/bathroom linens and our son's laundry.
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Benefits of a Weekly Reset
There are not only physical benefits to having a weekly reset routine but mental ones as well, such as:
- clears your mind for the upcoming week
- allows you to reset your focus on what really matters.
- helps with the ‘Sunday Scaries’
- everything is better when you have a clean space (both physical and mental)
A weekly reset routine is meant to be relaxing and soothing so don't try and put too much pressure on yourself. It's not meant to be overwhelming, you want to be able to enter the upcoming week with a sense of calm, not crazy.
If you feel like you are doing too much in one day, then space out your tasks. Take a look at your tasks and really look at what are the MOST important things you want done before your week starts. Anything else can be moved to other days throughout your week.
Don't forget to check out my Instagram, I'll be giving a peek at what our Sunday's look like. What tasks do you include in your weekly routine? Drop a comment below and let me know!