If you are a fan of Kalyn Nicholson, you should be familiar with the term GYST aka get your shit together. Kalyn does a GYST day each week to quite literally, get her shit together. She does a complete clean of her place and takes care of things for the week. If you’re like me, sometimes a full GYST day is just too much, so here are just a few things you can do on Sunday to prepare for the week and feel like your shit is together, even if its not.
1. Do your laundry. For real. Wash. Dry. Fold
Nothing is worse than waking up on Monday to find you have no clean clothes. Mondays suck as it is, you don’t need to throw a stressful morning into the mix. Do your laundry. All of it.
2. Get something done that you know you wont have time for this week
Do you have an assignment due? Do you still need to go and buy a gift for a friends birthday? Yes, it is tempting to spend your Sunday on the couch telling yourself you will “get to it another day” but today is the day, my dude! Get to it now.
3. Do some extra self care/pampering
No day is better for face masks and painting your toenails than Sunday. Blast some tunes and get into the self care spirit.
4. Meal prep
If you work from home or are a stay at home parent, meal prepping can not only be a time saver but they can save you money too. Big families mean big appetites, and flying by the seat of your pants for dinner can often get expensive or boring.
Meal prepping is great for school/work lunches too! Yes it is easy to hit a drive thru but planning ahead can lead to much more healthier (and tastier!) Choices. And a healthy gut is a healthy mind.
Sunday is a great day for meal prepping because you can map out the entire week of meals.
5. Plan your week
If you are a super organized, super productive member of society, planning is fun. If you are like me, it’s a chore. Either way it’s gotta be done, especially if you run a super busy life. Get this done on Sunday, bonus points of its while your face mask drys, and plan out a week of success.
If you can’t do anything on Sunday, just relax. The truth is, you can never do everything, and some days you just cant do anything. If all the motivation has left your body, dont fight it. Turn on Netflix and chill out with your cat.