Starting My Week On The Right Foot
The end of the weekend always seems to sneak up on me, and this past one was no exception. We had nothing of importance going, and when Friday afternoon rolled around I had two completely free days to knock some items off my â€œhoney doâ€ list. Throughout the weekend, I dramatically announced the completion of each project, to my wifeâ€™s amusement. She reminded me that some of the items had been on the list for quite some time, to which I responded with one of my favorite humorous quotes seen recently on Facebook:
â€œIf you tell a man to do something, heâ€™ll get it done. Thereâ€™s no need to nag him about it every six months.â€
I got so wrapped up in my productivity that I realized late Sunday afternoon that I hadnâ€™t even started on my normal â€œmust doâ€ tasks that I like to have completed by the time I go to bed Sunday night. It just feels to start of the week with these things done:
Checkbook reconciliation: Sunday night is a great time to sit down and do a financial checkup. My wife and I walk way from the discussion being the same page with respect to how much money we spent over the weekend and how much we have available for the coming week.
Grocery Shopping: Weâ€™re super busy during the week, so there will be no time for a full-fledged grocery shopping trip. Making sure the cupboards and fridge are stocked at the beginning of the week not only makes sure we have all the supplies we need to fuel our bodies, but it keeps us from making multiple trips to the grocery store and busting our grocery budget.
Laundry: I like all the hampers empty, and the closets full. I deliver my sonâ€™s laundry for him to put away, and my wife and I put ours away together.
Dishes: When I go to bed on Sunday night, I like the sink empty and the dishwasher running. I donâ€™t want to start off the week looking for a clean spoon to have my cereal.
Having these four things complete before going to bed on Sunday night helps us to start off our week on the right foot and give us the best shot at having a GREAT week. I had to hustle, but I completed all of them before jumping into bed.
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Do you have a weekend ritual to get ready for the week?
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Brock is a software engineer by day and personal finance blogger at night. He is a fitness junkie and enjoys grilling and smoking meat. Married with two children, Brock strives to improve his skills as a husband and father, and is always on the lookout to stretch his family’s budget as far as he can.