Start Your Week Strong: A Guide to a Successful Sunday Reset

A Sunday Reset is a concept that involves taking time on Sundays to reset, recharge and prepare for the week ahead. This can include taking care of yourself through self-care activities and setting intentions for the week by creating to-do lists.

In our busy lives, it’s easy to get caught up in work and other responsibilities, leaving little time for ourselves. Taking time on Sundays to reset can help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated, and set you up for a successful and fulfilling week ahead.

For me, on Sunday I like to ensure that I get a workout in, buy my groceries for the week, meal prep for the week ahead, do some cleaning and self-care, and sit down with my daily planner to map out my goals for the week. This helps me to ensure that I start my week on the right foot so that I know what needs to be done, regardless of how tired I may be on that Monday morning! This may sound like a lot, but once you break it up into manageable chunks, you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish.

This blog is dedicated to helping you create a Sunday Reset routine that works for you. We’ll cover the importance of self-care and to-do lists, and provide tips and advice for incorporating these elements into your Sunday routine.


Self-care is all about taking care of yourself and your well-being. It involves doing things that bring you joy and make you feel good, both physically and emotionally.

There are several types of self-care, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self-care.

Physical self-care involves activities such as exercise, eating well, and getting enough sleep. This plays a big role in my life, and my Sunday Reset. I’m a “get up and go” type of person when it comes to working out, so I like to hit the gym first thing in the morning, starting the day productively. I also ensure to meal prep, which falls under eating well, which I’ll touch on later.

Emotional self-care involves activities such as journaling, therapy, and spending time with loved ones. Mental self-care involves activities such as meditation, mindfulness, and reading. Spiritual self-care involves activities such as mindfulness and connecting with nature. I love to read and listen to audiobooks too. If I’m not sitting with a book, I like to combine an audiobook with an activity, such as listening while working out or cleaning.

Incorporating self-care into your Sunday routine can be as simple as setting aside some time for yourself, and choosing activities that bring you joy and make you feel good. Some ideas include taking a relaxing bath, doing skincare, reading a good book, going for a walk, or spending time with loved ones.

To-Do Lists

To-do lists can help you prioritize tasks, increase productivity and reduce stress. They can also help you stay organized and on track, and make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Creating to-do lists on Sundays can help you plan out your week and set intentions for what you want to achieve. I find that this helps me feel more focused and prepared for the week ahead, and makes it easier to stay on track with personal and work goals.

When creating to-do lists, it’s important to prioritize tasks, break them down into manageable chunks, add deadlines, and track your progress.

  1. Prioritize Tasks: Start by listing all of the tasks you need to complete, and then prioritize them based on importance and urgency.
  2. Break Tasks into Manageable Chunks: Breaking tasks down into smaller, manageable parts can help you feel more in control and less overwhelmed.
  3. Add Deadlines: Adding deadlines to your to-do list can help you stay focused and on track, and prevent procrastination.
  4. Track Progress: Keeping track of your progress can help you feel a sense of accomplishment and motivation, and make it easier to stay on track with your goals.

To make to-do lists work for you, it’s important to be realistic about what you can accomplish in a day and to prioritize self-care as well. You can also try different approaches, such as creating daily to-do lists or using a productivity app, until you find what works best for you. For me, I have a daily/weekly planner that I update. Additionally, it’s important to be flexible and allow yourself to adjust your to-do list as needed. Remember, the goal is to make your to-do list a helpful tool, not a source of stress.

Meal Prep

Meal prepping is a crucial component of a successful Sunday Reset routine. By taking the time to plan and prepare your meals for the upcoming week, you can save time, reduce stress and make healthier choices. There are numerous benefits to meal prep, including saving time, reducing stress, saving money, and promoting healthier eating habits.

Effective meal prep involves several steps, including planning your meals, shopping for ingredients, and preparing your meals in advance. I start by creating a weekly meal plan, taking into account my schedule. Then, I decide on the meals I want to make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, make a grocery list, and head to the store to buy the ingredients I need. Finally, I always set aside time on Sundays to prepare my meals for the week ahead.

To make meal prep a regular part of your Sunday Reset routine, consider setting aside dedicated time each week for meal planning and preparation. You can also consider using meal prep containers or a meal prep delivery service to simplify the process.


By taking the time to clean and declutter your living space, you can reduce stress and create a more organized, relaxed environment.

I’m not the biggest fan of cleaning, but I my anxiety is heightened if my home is messy, so it needs to be done! Rather than spending my entire Sunday cleaning, I’ll tackle a few small tasks, making a list of the areas in my home that need to be cleaned, and prioritizing the most important tasks.

To make cleaning a regular part of your Sunday Reset routine, consider setting aside dedicated time each week for cleaning and decluttering.

Creating a Sunday Reset Routine

A Sunday Reset routine should be a combination of self-care activities and healthy planning. Start by setting aside a designated time each Sunday for your reset, and make sure to include activities that *spark* joy (like Marie Kondo) and make you feel good. Also, take time to prepare for the week ahead, whether that be through meal prepping or goal setting.

Consistency is key when it comes to a successful Sunday Reset routine. By making self-care and to-do lists a regular part of your Sunday routine, you’ll be able to effectively reset, recharge and prepare for the week ahead and it will quickly become a positive habit.

Final Thoughts

Remember, everyone’s Sunday Reset routine will look different, and that’s okay. These are just the things that I do, and that work for me. The most important thing is to find what works for you and make it a regular part of your routine.

I hope this blog has inspired you to start your own Sunday Reset routine. Taking time for yourself on Sundays can make a big impact on your overall well-being and success. So, go ahead and start your own Sunday Reset today!

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