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Camille Styles

5 Weekend Habits That Make for a Stress-Free Week

January 22nd, 2018

There’s no denying that the work week is stressful. It doesn’t matter how much you love your job, boss, or coworkers—there are still a thousand small ways to feel flustered and frantic Monday through Friday. But as we’re all aware, there are only so many hours in the day. And there seems to be even less time at our disposal once we hit the ground running on Monday morning.

Sadly, we can’t magically create extra hours on that one Wednesday where we have three meetings, a doctors appointment, and happy hour scheduled. But what we can do is use a few of those free weekend hours to prep for the work week, so we’re more prepared than panicked.

featured image by nicole ramsay for camille styles

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9 Comments
  1. Bunny says:

    Great advice. Thanks

  2. Ryann Carter says:

    I always try to balance my checkbook and fill out my planner and to do lists on Sundays. That way I’m aware of my finances and not worried I’ll bounce a check. I also mostly use my phone for scheduling but I love my Day Designer for day to day events with a daily to do list and motivational quote.
    http://www.holycitylife.com

  3. Rena says:

    I think it is very wise to follow your tips! Thanks for sharing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  4. calliope says:

    I prepare at least two whole dishes that will yield 2-3 days worth of meals, I get all my laundry done, I clean my house and if I also wash and cut veggies and fruits then I am really ahead of the game!

  5. Eva says:

    Wonderful tips! I would love to be off of my computer more, but I’ve made big changes to get myself off of my iPhone. That’s helped a lot with stress over the weekend. I also try to just allow myself to take off, which is hard when you work from home. You feel more compelled to respond to emails or do work tasks, so it’s a big success for me if I can just unwind.

    http://www.shessobright.com

  6. Pitix2002 says:

    I try to stay away from any electronic device on weekends. this means phone, tablet, computers… just some TV watching is all I do when relaxing on the couch to watch a movie or something. Staying away from social media is so refreshing on weekends! I usually wake up early, do all kind of grocery and farmers market shopping on saturday (this is when they set the farmers market where I live). I also try to do all my house choires (laundry, tiding up, sheet change…) on Saturday morning and this totally doable by waking up at a decent hour! LOL.
    Sundays are my meal prep day. I set some nice enviroment in the kitchn with music and maybe some coffee, tea or even wine (depending on the hour I do it) and relax while preparing food to have in the fridge ready for the following week. Bread baking also.
    This is how I usually organize my weekends to get a more easy going week. And it totally works for me!
    About meal prep … I have to say I just love my time in the kitchen, so I don’t consider it a task… it’s more like a relaxing time for me 🙂

  7. Meg says:

    I love the idea of picking out clothes before the week even starts and the meal prep. I’m not great at planning or cooking so this would give me the time to flesh out the harder things before I become inundated with work. I really need to start putting these tips into action and I hope I can stick to it long-term.

    Meg

  8. Jennifer B. says:

    Love the seated figure four and shoulder stretch. . .definitely need that!

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