How to Create a Sunday Reset Routine
In so many ways, Sunday really sets the tone for the upcoming week ahead. I find that the best possible Sundays are often a combination of rest, fun, preparation, and getting my space tidied and clean. Of course, while I don’t do all of these every single week, the times where I do, I’m able to wake up Monday morning feeling refreshed and truly ready for the week ahead. Here are some of my favorite elements of a perfect Sunday reset routine.
Start with hydration
There’s nothing worse than waking up on a Monday morning with an awful headache, knowing that you should have had more water over the weekend. If you struggle to drink enough water, especially while you are working, make it a priority to re-hydrate on the weekends.
This might look like drinking a huge glass of water as soon as you wake up, or making a pitcher of water with some cucumber and citrus slices.
It can also be helpful to track your water consumption either on paper or in your digital planner. As soon as you fill up your glass or water bottle immediately go and track it.
I love starting off the week with a clean space, and I’m sure you do too. This could be as simple as tidying up your space, such as picking things up and putting them back into their proper space.
Or, if you want a super quick win that you can do in 2 minutes or less, just make your bed.
Then, if you’re feeling especially motivated, you can even wipe down the countertops.
Do the laundry
The feeling of waking up on Monday morning with a closet full of clean clothes is one of those cheap but wonderful pleasures in life.
If you feel like your laundry is always piling up, see if you can stick to a particular day or time of the week where you always do laundry. This way it will both become and habit, and you know it will get done at that specific time.
Clean the bathroom
When you don’t have a clean bathroom, it’s something that you notice every single time you walk into the bathroom….or is that just me? In just 10-15 minutes you can wipe down the sink and countertop, clean the mirror, etc. You might even put on some music or a podcast to make things a little more exciting.
Do the dishes
Unloading the dishwasher and doing any remaining dishes in the morning or afternoon will give you a clean kitchen to work with when it comes time to make dinner. I love making a double portion of whatever I’m cooking on Sunday so that on Tuesday or Wednesday I can just heat up the leftovers for an easy and quick meal.
One of the best things about grocery shopping on a Sunday is starting off the week with fresh produce. This way you have everything you need to prepare your lunches, dinner, and snacks throughout the week. Plus, a fully stocked fridge at the beginning of the week will keep you more excited about cooking!
Hot girl walk
Another essential part of your weekly reset routine is a long walk by yourself. Put on some great tunes, zone out, and be your biggest cheerleader and fan. A walk is not only great exercise but it is also equally as good for your mindset and mental health too.
Make your space cozy
By this time, you’re ready to wind down so we need all the cozy vibes. For me, this usually looks like lighting as many candles as possible and getting ready to slow down.
Next, make yourself a yummy beverage as you continue to unwind for the evening. You can find some recipes on Pinterest, Instagram, or TikTok. Or, an easy one to try is just some kombucha with seltzer water, yum! If you like to live on the wild side, try doing some experimenting and see what you can come up with.
Now that you have a clean bathroom, you’ll be so excited to cleanse your face, try out a new serum, and use your favorite moisturizer. And, maybe you even start things off with a face mask, because why not?
Of course, since we’re obsessed with planning, it won’t be a surprise that one of our favorite things to do for a Sunday reset is some weekly prep. The weekly dashboard is your all-in-one digital planner to set yourself up for the week. You can track your habits (like the water intake that we talked about before) and even write down your exercise plan for the week. We all know that when we have a plan in place, it’s so much easier to follow through.
Finally, you can end your Sunday routine with whatever you find most relaxing. Maybe it’s reading a book, listening to a relaxing playlist, drinking a mug of tea, etc. Doing the same activity every evening right before bed is a helpful way to signal to your body that it’s time to wind down and that you’re getting ready for bed.
If you’re wondering how you’ll ever remember to do all of these things, no worries! We’ve got you covered with your very own Sunday reset checklist that you can find here.