10 Things I Do Every Week

I complete these 10 things each week and I'm convinced that they help my week run so much smoother! I love that quote that says something along the lines of if you fail to plan, you plan to fail! It's so accurate -- a little prep work goes a long way! 

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1. Groceries
I love getting groceries on Sundays to ensure that we're stocked for the upcoming week. You may read all about our typical grocery haul here.

2. Prep Meals / Snacks
Meal prep is definitely something the helps set us up for success each week. Once arriving home from the grocery store, I wash and chop veggies for the week and prep easy meals and snacks! Even on my work from home days, it's so nice to be able to pull out a pre-made salad from the fridge! 

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3. Read
This is definitely one of those things that falls under a "self-care" category for me. I'm super social but like to classify myself as an extroverted introvert, because at my core, I need down time to recharge. Reading and working out are two of my favorite solo activities that help me feel refreshed! I just published a post yesterday on how to read multiple books in a month -- click here to check it out.

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4. Run 3x + Walk 70k Steps
Being active has always been a priority / lifestyle for me! I always feel my best when I've moved continually throughout the week especially since being a designer requires a lot of time spent sitting at a desk! 

5. Laundry
The never-ending battle! We typically do laundry 3 or so days per week -- I try to keep it running to avoid having to do a bunch of loads on a Sunday evening. I'm super particular about my clothes and don't put anything other than my socks and towels in the dryer. Due to this quirk, this drying rack has been a lifesaver! 

6. Manicure
Without fail, I paint my nails every single week simply because it makes me happy. Definitely one of those "little things" that makes a difference! Click here to read about my nail routine.

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7. Plan Out my Week
I've been using The Simplified Planner by Emily Ley for the past couple of years and it works out perfectly for me! I always order the daily version in Happy Stripe and love how simple and clean it is. I have a calendar on my phone, but everything goes into my paper planner as well since that's how my brain works. 

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8. Date Night
Having a weekly date night has been a game-changer for us. We've blocked off Friday evenings as a reoccurring date night each week and it has made us more intentional about "dating our spouse." We've been doing this for almost a year now and it has made such a difference in our marriage.

9. Book Club
Andy and I started having a weekly "book club" where we would each read a chapter of a marriage / relationship book and then meet at Starbucks one night per week to discuss. We typically use a corresponding study guide as well, which really helps to guide our discussions and maximize what the books have to offer. We just finished up this book + the study guide / workbook and will start back up again in September! 

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10. Spend Time with Family / Friends
After doing a lot of personal development work aka figuring out my energy levels and personality, I've realized that I'm actually a lot more social than I thought I was. I've noticed that the weeks where I don't have a lot of social interaction are actually the weeks that I have far less mental and physical energy. So weird for this former INTJ! 

What are three things you do each week?
What's the best part of your week?