All though I would love to just chill out during the weekends and do whatever I want, I can't because for me and a lot of people the weekend is used to get you ready for the week ahead. As a full time student (that commutes), a blogger, and now YouTuber, time is very precious to me and if there are things that I can do on the weekend to make my weekdays do smoother I am all for it!
Check All Emails - Any emails that I receive during the week rather it's blogger related or personal I usually will see it on my phone but I won't replay unless it's time sensitive. So on the weekend I really go through my emails and reply to all of them that I have received throughout the week.
Write your Weekly To Do List - On the weekend I write a weekly to do list for the week ahead. I usually do this on Sundays and I just jot down the major things I need to be reminded of for that week and what I need to do on a particular day. So that will included assignments that are due, blog post I need to write, pictures I need to take, videos I need to shoot, etc. If a task doesn't make it on my list IT WILL NOT GET DONE. I am already super busy, so I will not remember if I need to do something from just the top of my head. IT WILL NOT WORK.
Schedule Social Media - I try to schedule out my social media for the week during the weekend. If I don't know exactly what I am posting I will have some idea of what I would like to post. Also during the weekend I might take pictures for Instagram. Yes, some post are unplanned and more spontaneous which is awesome but majority of the time I just need to schedule it out.
Schedule Blog Post - I another thing that I have to schedule out is my blog post and for the blog post it more of a monthly thing. At the beginning of each month I already know what content I will be posting. Unless something just hits me and I really just need to post about it. The fact that I already know what I am posting at the begin of the month most of my post are already in production so on the weekend I will just add my final touches on the post and schedule it for the week ahead.
Meal Prep/ Planning - For me as a college student I can't afford to eat out everyday for lunch and plus it's just unhealthy. On the weekend, mostly on Sunday I will plan out meals for the week. This not only includes lunch but also dinner. On some days I have classes all day and when I get back home it's late and I just don't feel like cooking so it's nice to just be able to pop my meal in the microwave and eat. If you have never tried meal prep/planning and you are a busy person, you should IT IS A LIFE SAVER. For this semester I have really early classes at 9am which means I need to be up and out the door by like 7:30am because of the horrible DC traffic. So I have been thinking about doing breakfast meal prep/planning or trying to thinking about quick and easy breakfast ideas.
Clean Your Workspace - Having a clean workspace or just a clean space in general can give you the energy you need to get through the week. When my space is clear I am more motivated and just have a better outlook compared to when my space is cluttered and non-organized.
Plan Out Your Outfits - This is something that I do on the weekends and literally saves me about 30 minutes in the morning. It's not that I don't have things to wear but sometimes in the morning you will looking it in your closet and there can be a closet full of clothes and you are just like I don't know what to wear today and by the time you figure it out you are running late! I try to plan out my outfits or just have since what I would like to wear. This is a little hard to do when you are at a time of year where the seasons are trying to change like now. Some days its 70 degrees and the next day it's 30 degrees. What I do is look at the weather for the week most of the time is it pretty accurate unless there is a random rain shower or something and just plan accordingly.
Homework and Readings - If you are in school like me, the best thing you can do for yourself is do your homework and reading ahead of time if you can. At the beginning of the semester for each class you get a syllabus that outlines the homework and readings that need to get done. Don't wait until the night before to do these things that you could have been done. On the weekends ( Mostly Saturdays) I do all of my readings and homework for the next week and sometimes for the next two weeks. I use to wait the night before and that did not work well; I would be up really late trying to read and do the homework or forget to do it. I am telling you this will save you so much time!
What are some things you do on the weekend to get you ready for the week?