What to do on a Productive Sunday at home to Kick start the week ahead.

Sundays in this house are either spent having a relaxing day chilling or the complete opposite where we are keeping ourselves busy. I hate feeling like I have wasted and I much prefer the feeling of achievement from a productive Sunday at home.
Personally, I get bored easily and feel the need to keep myself active and productive for the majority of the week and weekend. This got me thinking, what to do on a Sunday to stay productive.

Sunday is commonly known as a day of rest. But if you are like me having a Sunday at home still needs a few productive activities so you don’t feel like you’ve wasted a day.

So let’s talk what to do with a productive Sunday at home?

1. Having a tidy up around the house.

When you have a busy week ahead, and only the weekend to sort out your house, this may seem like an obvious one to you. However, Tidying up is really simple way to spend a productive Sunday at home! Even if you Don’t need to clean the entire house.

2. Update your planner. 📔

I know it’s the weekend and you may not be ready to face the upcoming Monday yet but one thing you could do right now is stay organised and prepared by updating your planner. Familiarise yourself with what to expect from the next week.

3. Spend some time on your self-care. 🛁

Self-care is so important, we should always make time for self-care. I wrote a post about why it is so important, here.

Making sure that you are allowing time to spend on you is something that seems hard when you are having a busy day! So Self-Care Sunday is perfect for you! Looking after yourself is the most productive thing you could do.

4. Take some time to charge your batteries. 🔋

Similar to ensure that your looking after yourself with self-care, nothing beats a day of relaxation. This is a reminder to you that taking a day off and giving yourself a break is one of the most productive things that you can do for yourself. Recharging isn’t just about napping or sleeping. It’s taking time to ensure your OK.
Recharging your energy to be able to focus and prevent you from burning out.

5. Plan your meals for the upcoming week. 🍝

I have a love-hate relationship with meal planning. We tend to plan the meals for the week for something to change or happen. So we no longer say what day we’re going to eat what.
however, we now ensure we plan at least 6 meal ideas for the week and write a shopping list of what we need so that we can buy this in the weekly shop.

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6. Set some new goals.

I say this a lot, but I do really mean it. Goal setting is the most productive and simplest way to work towards your dreams.
breaking your dreams into workable stepping stones.
by writing your goals for the week on a regular day such as Sunday will help you monitor your progress and will keep you from feeling disheartened if a goal is taking a while to achieve.

7. Make your bedding. 🛏

Washing and freshen up your bedding on a Sunday night ready for a cosy sleep. Your be completely well-rested for any Monday madness. Plus it will keep you on top of changing and making your bed regularly.

8. Read a book. 📖

I hear you saying it. “How on earth is this productive Alexa”. To be productive means you do a lot — you create or produce large amounts of something. Right?
The feeling of being productive is the ability to achieve a positive amount of work or activities that make you feel accomplished. So by either reading, a chapter on a kindle or paperback is a step closer to your goal of finishing a book! Do it.

9. Check your to-do lists.

When it comes to what to do on a Sunday, being able to complete a todo list is a pretty good one to achieve.

Is there anything you can accomplish on your to-do list that you can do? Get it done.

I continuously have a rather long to-do list to complete. Using a notebook filled with a continuous list of everything I need to do. I literally list everything so I don’t ever forget to do something like one of my main ways to stay organised. By completing items off my todo list it leaves me feeling accomplished and that I have been productive.

10. Phone your loved ones.

For a perfect productive Sunday at home do something that is going to improve your happiness and Keep in contact with loved ones and phone someone that you have spoken to in a while. Stopping you from losing touch all together.

Life gets so busy sometimes. It is so easy to let time pass and not speak to our loved ones as much as we should! Sometimes we can feel achieved and reconnected with a simple phone call.

11. Do some exercise / Go for a walk. 🚶🏼‍♀️

Get outside into the fresh air. Treating your body to some healthy exercise is a fun and refreshing thing to do. Keeping you fit and your adrenaline gets pumping. Leading to you feeling more motivated.

12. Declutter an area that you have been avoiding.

It’s time to declutter a room or area that’s starting to look a bit packed. We all have areas in the house that become a dumping ground for things that shouldn’t be there. Having a re-organise and declutter an area that has become hectic is a productive thing to do regularly and keeps it from becoming a massive job.

13. Reorganise and freshen up your workplace.

If you are like me and working from home, your work area should be your place of serenity. Even if you don’t work 24/7 from home, have a clear tidy area, somewhere that you aren’t going to avoid will help keep your work to a good standard, as well as the achieving feeling of content with your area.

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14. Set yourself some goals for the week.

Setting your goals is one of the best ways to stay productive and organised. By setting weekly goals, you are focusing on smaller milestones working towards an overall big goal. Which is how people achieve their dreams, by working there way there where they can.

Using your Sunday to write out what it is you want to be able to achieve for the upcoming week keeps you on track and motivated.

15. Rearrange the furniture. 🛋

Spend some time focusing on your mental wellbeing. Keep your home fresh and have a change around everyone and then. It’s a fabulous way of keeping your house the way you want it. Your feel like you have achieved climbing a mountain once you have moved some furniture around. Trust me there. (lifting a sofa is not easy).

16. Reorder and cull your cupboards of any out of date stuff.

How often do you buy something in the shopping with the full intentions of it being used that week? Then 6 months down the line it is still in the cupboard untouched? The chances are you have more than one item in your cupboards that have gone past there best dates and there waiting to be chucked.
going through the cupboard to cull the expired and familiarise yourself with its contents is a really productive thing to spend an hour doing when you get a chance. No one likes unnecessary amounts of clutter in their lives.

17. Get your laundry done. 🧺

when it comes to laundry, I swear we have a love hate relationship with the washing basket. I love the feeling of completion when all of the washing is done and put away. But hate actually having to do it. We seem to go through so much washing on a weekly basis! So if you have nothing else to do on your Sunday. Get caught up so you don’t have to worry about it again, well for a little while anyway.

18. Make sure you are prepared for your Monday morning.

Monday morning madness. Everything is hectic, and organisation can fly out of the window when you need it to the least.
keeping yourself organised by preparing everything that you need to make your Monday run smoothly. It does not matter what it is you do to prepare, whether it’s making lunch for the day, organising your bag or work, it will keep you ahead of the game.

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19. Spend some time catching up on your hobbies and interests. 🎨

Life gets hectic. There is no denying that. One of the best productive things that you can do for you is to spend some quality time on your hobbies. Is there anything that you have started and now got round to finishing yet? Or maybe you haven’t enjoyed your hobby in so long you’ve pretty much forgotten that it exists. Taking time to catch up, lifts your mood and your Sunday.

20. Create/update your vision board.

I love vision boards. Honestly. I am always mentioning them when it comes to setting goals and wanting to achieve things. If you haven’t created one for you now spend some time to create one. The vision board will act as a continuous reminder to what you are working towards and what your dreams are. What could be more productive?

since our dreams and goals change from time to time, make sure if you use a vision board that you take the time to update it and admire it.

21. Write down some positive affirmations

remember I spoke earlier about productivity being a feeling as well as an achievement of quantity. Positive affirmations are amazing at keeping your spirits up and reminding you why you should love yourself and how.
writing down new affirmations on a regular basis keeps your spirits up and prepares you for when you need reminders.

22. Check in with your finances

I would definitely call this productive. Not the most enjoyable or fun, but definitely productive and responsible.
especially if you are running a business and keeping track of your financial statements for taxes. Spending free time on this regularly will save you having to do this all at once in the future.

23. Sort through old photos. 📸

get your photos organised. Take the time to go through them and reminisce about the holidays you have taken and dream about yourself jumping on a plane to the next holiday!

Find a way of storing your photos that works for you and organise them for ease.

24. Enjoy a family roast dinner.

Sunday! Roast dinner day! Enjoy your dinner with your family or friends and not only are you filling yourself with vegetables which is good for you, your taking time with your loved ones. Time is precious and should never be taken for granted.

25. Get an early night!

the most productive thing you can do on a Sunday out of all of these activities. Getting an early night ensuring your fully rested and recharged ready for Monday madness.

I’d love to hear what you get up to on a Sunday.

How do you spend your Sundays? are you spontaneous or do you have a Sunday routine! Let me know in the comments below.

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Happy Birthday Bella! our little puppy turned 1 today.

EEEEE. Happy Birthday Bella!

Birthday Bella

Good evening everyone! I thought I’d jump on and do a bit of a spare of the moment post as today is a special day in this house! our beautiful pup Bella has turned one today. (7 in Doggo years).
This pup has made such a difference to our lives since we went and got her in August last year.
I still can’t believe that we have had this little girl since she was just 8 weeks old. It still feels like two minutes ago that we were just picking her up, the excitement of taking her straight to the pet store just to get her like everything she would need.

Since we got a pet both myself and Emma have seen an improvement in our mental health, read why here.

She was the size our sky remote, absolutely tiny when we first got her, and although she has grown… I can hardly call her huge, she is still a diddy little thing. Personality-wise! she is AMAZING! she follows Emma around constantly and is just the most loving friendly doggo.

Birthday Bella

We did treat her like a princess today of course! We took a trip to the range yesterday and brought her some birthday treats, I mean a birthday means presents and cake, right? She is just one of us.

It was so cute giving her the presents and cake this morning. Bella was so excited and loves her little colourful fox!

It has been such a sunny and beautiful today. We’ve been sat in the sun and cooling off in the pool! Bella even went for a birthday paddle. The sun definitely has taken it out of her, as well as us. (So hot and so tired) bless her as she’s knackered curled up next to us at the moment.

Check out what we have been up too in lockdown, here.

I hope everyone is having a positive and safe time in the sun this week! It has been so lush! Just remember social distancing and staying safe, we are not quite out of the woods, yet.

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March 2020 | Wrapping up the month.

Hey guys! and again Happy April!.. not that these last few weeks have been happy for many of us. It feels pretty strange to be doing a round-up this month because it is just such a strange time right now, especially as I have been sharing so much with everyone about the move and coronavirus already. But I am wanting to stick to a routine as much as possible this year! especially when it comes to my blog. So what has been happening in March 2020?

What has been happening in March 2020?

Coronavirus & Lockdown.

Obviously The coronavirus, AKA Covid-19 has been affecting the world in such a dark way this month. A worldwide Pandemic, leaving many countries including the UK in a state of lockdown. So we are all now confined to our homes and should be avoiding all social situations, only leaving the house for essentials. The world is a scary place to be in right now. As our key workers battle to keep us safe and alive.

We are really grateful in this house for our electronic devices where we can video call and virtually see our families and friends. I’ve been calling all my family every day and keeping in touch with them via video call.

If you are feeling bored or lonely and you need support, you can always reach out to me on one of my socials or send me an email!

We moved into our first home!

The biggest thing to happen to us in our relationship yet. We knew the move was coming as the farm we were living on was sadly being sold. I absolutely love our new house! we got the keys to our house on the 20th March 2020. Which will always remain a special date now. Of course, I miss the farm as well. As we have been in lockdown since moving into the house, we have had plenty of time to make it from a house to home.

Unpacking and putting things away didn’t take us too long, we spent long days in the first week searching for all our belongings and giving them homes. We had to be fair had are stuff packed up for so long that we were pretty excited to get our belongings back out of storage.

Bella is settling in really well with the house move as well. She loves lying in the sun in her new garden. She loves it, but definitely missing her grandad and Millie dog. We can tell.

The Craft room.

So Im pretty much guessing that this room is gonna be where I spend a lot of my time! Crafting and using it as an office.

Today I actually spent most of the day painting the frames of our notice boards pink so that they look pretty in the room. The craft room is full of colour, unlike the rest of the house. I can’t wait to show everyone the room when it is complete.

March 2020

Blog things

With the coronavirus making it impossible for me to work on my business plans and development right now, I am planning to be spending a lot more time on my blog and its contents in the next few weeks. Including a bit of a blog makeover. As well as beginning to release a completely new project. So watch this space for that one! ♡

Our wedding plans

So obviously with everything that is going on in the world right now, and with no clear idea on how long we will be in lockdown, and social events are cancelled until further notice. We do still have small hope that this will have calmed down by our wedding. We are unable to make a decision on what to do about our date at the moment. We are already missing out on special events that have already been cancelled. such as hen doos. So I am trying to remain positive, and plan ahead with a plan B. If that makes sense. Hopefully we will know more soon.

March blog posts

Why you should not be worried about being in a depression down spell.

What exactly is self care and why do we need it?

Talking the effects of the Coronavirus/Covid-19

Social Distancing 101. Creative things to do whilst your bored.

Our first home together, What we’ve done so far.


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