If you’ve had a particularly fun and enjoyable weekend, it can be quite a challenge to get ready for work again.
Instead of wasting away your energy and wishing that Monday won’t come, here are some of the things you can do to prepare for the week ahead. These may seem simple, but they can totally change your mindset and help you prepare psychologically.
One thing to keep in mind is to try avoiding doing work if possible. You need to give yourself time to rest and recharge before the week starts. Don’t get started on that report yet, but this doesn’t mean that you should slack off either. Make a commitment to spend about an hour every Sunday night to prepare for the tasks to come.
Here are some easy and simple things you can do to prepare for the week ahead.
Why are you so anxious about returning to work anyway? An overview of the tasks that you need to achieve will give you a clearer picture of the week ahead. It does not have to be extremely detailed, but you can consider it your master list. Once you’ve organized all your tasks, you will realize that they are manageable after all.
It does not have to be a book related to the work you do. In fact, it might be better if you read something light and leisurely. Reading a book will help you stay relaxed, but it will also keep your brain engaged. Think of it as your warm-up for the week ahead. Pick a book that you genuinely find interesting. Try reading about something that you’ve been meaning to learn - maybe calligraphy, knitting. or even brewing your own beer.
If you know that you will have a stressful week ahead, then you need to prepare yourself well. Organizing your outfits will give you a sense that you’ve completed something related to all the work you’re anticipating. Make sure to take special meetings into account. Power dress on those days when you need to feel more confident about yourself.
Organizing your things can make you feel more confident that you are ready for your upcoming tasks. Plus, preparing your bag will help you avoid mistakes like forgetting important documents for a presentation. Prepare and make sure that you have everything you’ll need for the week to avoid last-minute problems.
If you had a very busy weekend, try to at least give yourself quality “me time” on Sunday night. The best way to do this is to enjoy a long, relaxing bath in the tub. It’s an easy thing to prepare, but you get to enjoy numerous benefits.
To add a little extra to your bath, you should try adding Epsom salt to your regular bath water.
Haven’t heard of Epsom salt yet? It’s made from magnesium and sulfate, which both play a big role in helping with relaxation. Plus, all our Epsom salt blends are enhanced with 100% pure essential oils that offer amazing aromatherapy benefits.
If you are looking for a particular blend that will help you stay energized, try our Rejuvenate Bath Soak. It is enhanced with orange essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, frankincense essential oil, and lavender essential oil that can help make your relaxing experience even better.