Werk Your Weekend: Prepping This Stuff Ahead Will Pay off All Week Long

Werk Your Weekend: Prepping This Stuff Ahead Will Pay off All Week Long

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Jennifer Hunter
Jun 14, 2015

We all want our work week to be smooth and stress-free. The price? Spending a few short hours of your weekend to get this stuff set so you can cash in on your preparedness all week long.

Review your weekly calendar

Knowing what's on the horizon will help you get set in so many ways. You might want to make sure to drop off your dry cleaning if you know you'll need a certain party outfit or arrange dinner on a night you know you'll be slammed.

Clean up

Starting out the week with a messy house is asking for stress. We all know that life happens, but you might as well make a fresh start each Monday. Spend some time at least straightening up so you can get back to one.

Lay out your wardrobe

If you're not much for mornings, planning your outfits ahead can save you valuable minutes and help you show up for your life a little more polished than you would if you were matching separates in a groggy state (as per usual). If you like to dress by your daily mood, you can still prepare by getting your favorites washed and ready to roll so what you feel like wearing is all set.

Plan your meals

Don't fall into a trap of takeout every night because you're too tired to cook. Planning out some easy meals (and shopping for the ingredients ahead) will make you so much more motivated to just follow the plan and wind up with a home cooked meal in the time it would take for delivery.

Squeeze in some social events

After a long work day, it's so easy to come home and crash, but planning a few mellow weeknight activities with friends or family will make so much better use of your evenings than just endless TV time. The trick for me is to make the plans ahead of time (ahem, over the weekend) so it's a quick and easy meet-up rather than an endless debate about places and plans last minute during the workday.

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