Weekends are a time for relaxing and decompressing after a long week of work. However, for too many people, the weekends are far too short. They wake up on Sunday morning already dreading the week ahead. After they take care of their household chores, shuttle the kids to the ballfield, and plan their upcoming week, the short two-day weekend is all but over.

Here are 3 simple ways to take back Sunday and get in the right headspace to tackle the week.

Get Enough Sleep

It might not be the most exciting way to maximize the weekend, but sleep is incredibly important to one’s overall health and well-being. The weekend is the perfect time to catch up on sleep and build healthy bedtime habits.

Sleeping in late on Sunday is one way to do it, but that’s not a feasible solution for a lot of folks. Instead, get in the habit of heading to bed earlier on Saturday nights. In the long run, it’ll lead to improved sleeping habits, like turning off technology before bed, resulting in more restful sleep. The week ahead seems less daunting with a well-rested, agile mind.

Step Away From Technology

It’s easy to get caught up scrolling through post after post on social media. It’s almost uncanny how easy it is to lose an entire day’s worth of time just staring into a screen, especially on a day like Sunday where there isn’t much else happening.

To really make the most of a weekend, it’s imperative that one takes some time away from technology. Instead, head outside and take a walk, learn a new recipe, or practice meditation. In the long run, these experiences will be much more meaningful and will make the weekend feel longer and more successful.

Make Sunday Night Special

Sunday nights are still the weekend, even though most people have already switched to “work mode.” Plan a fun activity for Sunday night, like having dinner with the family or grabbing a drink with a friend, and put off all the stressors of the week for just a little longer.

Most importantly, don’t spend Sunday night sitting around fretting about the week ahead.

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