Sundays are the perfect opportunity to reset. For me, it’s a day to do the washing, plan my workouts for the week and clean around the house. Then, when I wake up on Monday morning, I’m ready for what’s ahead. Because if you start your Monday playing catch-up, your whole week soon becomes stressful.
One easy approach is to make Sunday a day to set your intentions. They’re not necessarily rules, but goals for what you want to achieve that week. That way, if you don’t get around to them every week, you don’t have to resent yourself. Sometimes life gets in the way and you can’t do much about it. But the next week, you know you’ll get back on track.
Every Sunday I schedule my exercise for the next seven days in my diary. That makes it more solid, which keeps me going. Everything else that’s written in my diary – meetings, shoots and appointments – they’re all non-negotiable. So, if I look at my workouts like a meeting, which I would never cancel, then why would I cancel on my health?
It’s hard when you wake up for a morning workout. You’re tired, and you just want to sleep. But by focusing on how energetic I’ll feel afterwards, it becomes, “I get to do this today,” not, “I have to do this today.”