This is a guest post from Merry at Monodreame.

Sundays are usually a day of rest and relaxation, right? I usually go somewhere with my friend but now, during the pandemic, I just stay at home and spend the day with family, my adorable dogs, and be productive to welcome the new week. So now I will share with you what things to do on Sunday for the best week.

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Photo credit: Jelena Mirkovic.

I know some people suffer from Sunday night blues (yeah me too). The feeling that we have to go work or for now, working from home on Monday and get the whole routine of getting the children ready for school, etc. It is essential to start your week well and it is important to create a Sunday routine to start your week off on the right foot.

I don’t want to overwhelm you! In fact, you don't have to do all of this, you can pick and choose which one works for you. I find that planning my week makes me feel my best, especially come Monday. Since I started working at home, I don't even hate Mondays anymore.

Everything is a lot easier to deal with when you spend your weekend being productive. Trust me, with all these things to do on Sunday, you are setting yourself up for a very productive and successful week.

Plan Your Week

Starting in the beginning of 2020, I am always planning my monthly, weekly, and daily tasks. This has been life-changing for me. I’ve been struggling to keep on track with everything I accomplished.

This usually takes me about an hour. It’s kinda fun to plan your week. I psychically write in a planner and make it pretty.

Some people might find it stressful, but knowing what I have to do for the week let’s me enjoy the rest of my Sunday without that anxiety of what Monday brings. This is where I list my priorities first, then fill in the rest next.

Schedule Workouts

This goes back to planning your week, but don’t forget this part!

Some people that I know like to go to the gym - so if you’re one of gym lover, book any classes!

I’m not a fan of heavy workout, instead I like to run at the nearby park, do light exercise at home, make some walk dates with friends, and put them in your calendar or planner.

Plan Your Meals

When planning your weekly task, you can also plan out your meals so it’s one less thing to think about. It’s ABSOLUTELY AMAZING living out a week of this, too. Check if you have any events out of the house and then plan on cooking around that. Then, make that grocery list and go to the store.

Go to the Grocery

I find that weekends, especially Sundays are a great time to go to the store.

Honestly, it’s because on Sunday I will have a lot of time to spend outside rather than weekdays.


Spend 30 minutes or an hour decluttering your space - your home, office, car, life.

Will you be able to clean your workspace? Organize your stationery or makeup tools? Put laundry away? Do a wipe down of your house or at least your bedroom? Do it!

Clean Out Your Fridge

If you go through your fridge once a week, it saves it from becoming a hot mess. I toss anything I didn’t eat or use and do a little wipe down if I’m feeling really productive. If you need to do a full clean out, by the way, start here.

Do Laundry

After decluttering and cleaning your fridge, you can also do your laundry.

There’s nothing worse than waking up on Monday then realizing you have nothing clean to wear! Or waiting until like Friday night to do it all and then staring at a huge pile of clean laundry waiting for you after work. Right? So just do it Sunday.


Sundays are a great day for a little self-care at home, and what I mean by that is a bath + face mask combo which is the BEST.

You could also get a mani/pedi, read your favorite books, or whatever feels like taking care of yourself. Here are some self-care products that I know you’ll LOVE!

Relax + Rest + Restore

Spend some time relaxing. You can take a nap, stretch, or hang with your family/friends. Do something that RESTORES your mind, body or soul. I usually go to church and watch a movie or go for a long walk and kinda incorporate it throughout my day, but especially in the evening.

Additionally, it’s rainy days and there are a lot of fun things you can do on rainy or even snow days at home!

Go to bed early

The best piece of advice I can give – set yourself up for a good week with a good night’s sleep! This article can help if you aren’t the best sleeper.

Anything else y’all do on Sundays to plan for your week? I’d love to hear!

Author Bio

Merry Sari is a blogger and content writer who shares tips, tricks, and advice about blogging, self-care, and lifestyle on her blog, “Monodreame.” You will find her informative contents to help bloggers build and grow their blogs. Find more about her on Twitter and Instagram.


  1. These are some fab ideas! Sundays are definitely a day that I try to chill but also get myself prepped for the week again. I agree that getting a good night's sleep is one of the best things to do.

    Tash - A Girl with a View

  2. I definitely think Sundays are the perfect day to focus on you and your week goals - great post with some fab tips x

  3. Great tips! Cleaning out your fridge every Sunday is such a fab idea. I'm definitely guilty of letting my fridge become a huge mess haha x


  4. These are fab tips Lauren! I tend to plan my week ahead on a Sunday night too, it definitely sets me up for Monday morning! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

  5. Great post! I also love writing out my goals and everything I want to accomplish the coming week on Sunday nights! I need to get better at scheduling workouts though!

  6. These are great tips! I love the idea of cleaning out the fridge and spending some time decluttering. What a great way to start the week fresh! Thanks so much for the suggestions!

  7. These are some brilliant ideas, thank you for sharing. I always feel bad on Sunday evenings as it hits I’m not prepared or organised for the week ahead and that I haven’t done anything productive all day and then do it again the following week😂 Thankyou again for sharing these tips x


  8. Yes, yes, yes to cleaning out your fridge and meal planning! Great tips thank you for sharing.

  9. Great tips! I always try to keep my Sunday’s as peaceful as possible so I can recharge, but it’s often also my cleaning day. That clears my mind as well though.

  10. That reminds me that I have to clean out my fridge again too - tx for the tips :)

  11. I always plan my week on a Sunday! I never leave work on Friday without planning my Monday at least. Sundays are like my reset button


  12. Sunday's are such a great day to reset. I love love love writing out my to do lists for the upcoming week - I genuinly look forward to it! 🙈

    Caroline | https://envirolineblog.com/

  13. I love these ideas! I definitely need to work more on meal planning and prepping!

    Katie | www.katiemayonline.co.uk

  14. Thanks for sharing these are great tips to follow to manage :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

  15. Love these ideas, I definitely think they set you up for a great week ahead x

  16. I write my week out in my planner too. It makes things so much easier to know exactly what I am doing and when.

  17. I really prioritize Sunday as a rest and self care day. I don't do any work on Sunday's and I really need that down time after my weeks x

  18. There is absolutely nothing better than getting prepped for the week starting! I need to start getting Sundays off from everything else...ohhhhhh the plans! x

  19. I love this blog post idea! Talking about what to do on a Sunday is underrated and it's so important! Yes, planning is one, organizing your thoughts and tasks for the whole week. Working out, see if there's anything you missed. Do anything that makes you want to wake up for Monday! Basically, you're gonna do this every week so you better make it count! Loved your ideas. Thanks for sharing!


  20. I am a huge believer in a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. It really sets the week up nicely and I walk in to it much more calm and organised.

    These are great things to do on a Sunday x

  21. Sunday is 100% my self care, laundry and plan for the week ahead day!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

  22. Great ideas! I always plan my week out on a Sunday so that I have a good idea of what I have to get done that week. :)

  23. These are really helpful tips. Its so important to get an early night on a Sunday so that you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for a new productive week.

  24. Awww I adore this is soooo cute. Such good tips! Thank you for sharing, I needed to read these.

    Ana C, www.adreamersland.com

  25. This is such a great post. Sundays are my favourite days for relaxing but also catching up on any work that needs doing and planning my week.

  26. Grocery shopping and lots of R&R are Sunday musts! Thanks for the tips. :)

  27. Sunday is perfect to set the mood for the week ahead and plan, also a great day to pamper yourself after a long week! Thank you for sharing x

  28. Definitely like to rest and relax on a Sunday. I also plan my workout for the week during this time as well as some blog post promotions.


  29. Great post! I always plan out my week on a Sunday - it makes me feel like I have my life in order somewhat.

    All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)