I saw this on Pinterest last Sunday, while I should have been cleaning and prepping for the work week.

9 Things You Should Do Every Weekend To RESET for a Fresh, Smooth Week.

Hmm, let’s take a look, shall we?

  1. Wash your sheets and make your bed. – Sorry, no, that’s my BFF “T”s job (except she comes every 2 weeks).
  2. Do all your laundry and choose your outfits for the entire week. – Again, it’s “T”s job to do the laundry, but it’s my job to put the clean clothes away. When I do that, I’m more likely to pull together my work outfits at the same time. That means less stress in the mornings. Added bonus: I look better and more pulled together, because I even pick out appropriate accessories.
  3. Pick out gym clothes for the entire week and pack them all. – Gym clothes, hahahahah!
  4. Prepare breakfast and lunch for Monday (or the entire week). – This a MUST DO! I eat SO much better if I prepare meals ahead of time. And I rarely have time to make breakfast, and NEVER have time to pack a lunch in the morning.
  5. Empty all your trashcans. – “T”. I am so spoiled.
  6. Wipe down your kitchen and bathroom, and tidy up your home. – Good idea, but…I’ve been more focused on my herbal studies than keeping the house tidy. Still, I know I can do better.
  7. Check your calendar and make a fresh to-do list. – Yay! I do this! I’m not totally disorganized!
  8. Restock your refrigerator and pantry. – I suppose I’ll have to do this if I plan on making breakfasts and lunches for the week. Not to mention dinners.
  9. Think of the little things. – Do I really have to think of the little things if I review my calendar and make a fresh to-do list? I think not.

I would add gas up the car, and clean out your purse to the list.

Purse in the process of clean-out.

Purse in the process of clean-out.

But, all in all, pretty good suggestions. I’ll leave the cleaning to “T”, but yes, I’ve been checking my calendar, and trying to prepare meals and choose outfits on the weekend. That relieves a lot of morning stress.

And being prepared is (dare I say it?) empowering. How nice to not feel like a scatter-brain because I can’t find an earring, or the mate to my shoe. And it’s lovely to feel no guilt over what I eat, because I pack healthy meals (when I pack them) instead of eating junk from the vending machines.

But, pack a gym bag? Be serious.

Stay tuned…