5 Steps to a Less-Stress Week

February 2, 2020

Raise your hand if you have missed a meeting, caved to the flashy drive thru between school and soccer practice, dropped the ball on paying a bill on time or felt chaotic in your cluttered bedroom.


A little preparation at the beginning of the week will prevent these weak moments and so much more from interrupting your family's world.

 

 

1
SCHEDULE

Knowing what the week will bring helps make plans for a successful and low-stress week. Open your calendar and take a look at what's scheduled for the week. Add items to your week's calendar as you work through the actionable schedule items below.

Events, Bills, Meetings

Review mail and documents folder recording actionable items as needed in calendar

 

Reminders

Send emails or texts to those you are scheduled to meet

 

Email

Review email inbox


Goals

Establish week’s goals


Self-care

Establish week’s self-care schedule whether that be time to yourself, a massage, yoga practice, etc.

 

Scheduling

Record to-do list items, goals and self-care in calendar

 

 

2
MEAL PREP

 

Taking these steps will allow you to use up what you have on hand and to maintain a clean and organized pantry and fridge.

 Clean out fridge
Add missing essentials or items you are low on to grocery list


Wipe clean any spills

Reorganize fridge with like items being stored together

 

Organize pantry
Add missing or essentials you are low on to grocery list

 

Plan week's meals

Using what you have on hand and what is on sale, create week's meal plan
 

Make grocery list

Using the week's meal plan and the grocery lists created when cleaning out fridge and pantry, add missing ingredients identified when creating meal plan

 

Shop for groceries
I like Superstore because the Optimum points add up fast

 

Portion and / or Freeze

Divide and freeze or refrigerate portioned foods such as meat, veggies, fruit, etc.

 

Decant Foods

Remove from packaging and store in respective containers. For example, dump the packaged snacks into snack bin, flour into flour bin, etc.

 

 

3
ORGANIZE

Returning misplaced items to their respective homes on a regular frequency will allow you to more easily stay on top of your home's tidying and cleaning.

Gather misplaced items

By entering one room at a time, gather up the items that have been misplaced and place them in a reset bin

Rehome items

Rehome items from the reset bin to their respective homes

 

 

4

DECLUTTER
Establish three bins labelled; donate, consign, trash and place them in a central location in your home.  While in each room, organizing, pull those items you can easily identify as no longer being used or needed.

Donate

Place items in good useable condition in a bin labelled donate.


Consign

Place clothing items with value of $40 or more and in excellent condition in a bin labelled consign.

 

Trash

For items that have no value, place them in the bin labelled trash.


 

5
LAUNDRY

Being prepared with the right outfit for that important meeting with your company's president or your daughter's music recital will prevent morning meltdowns and tardies.

Plan your outfits

Consider week’s schedule and decide on outfits for the week

 

Before going to bed each night, lay out your outfit and your children's outfits so that they are all set for morning.

 

 

Taking these steps really will set you up for a less-stress week and help you to be more present. Share with us any steps you take to make your life a little easier.


Happy Sunday.

 

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