The Case for Working on Sunday

A few quiet hours to help me get ahead of the week.

Getting a headstart on the week reduces Monday morning dread

Monday mornings used to be my own personal hell. The looming Monday morning meetings and aimless small talk about what you did that weekend made me sit on my bed and question all of my life choices that led me to that moment. My body ached for a few more hours of the weekend and my mind sifted through all of the crap that I didn’t accomplish the week before that was now waiting for me at work.

Setting weekly intentions and getting my tasks in order

Now, I work on Sundays because I can and because I want to. I enjoy getting ahead of my week. I enjoy working during a time that I know will be uninterrupted by emails and Slack notifications. I enjoy being able to prioritize my own growth and tackling projects that seem impossible during the week.

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It’s the perfect time to tackle personal projects

Clients are offline and my emails are quiet. I don’t have to feel guilty about working on things for myself and not my clients. I use that time to write as much as possible, plan out new content, update my website and explore some new creative opportunities that I don’t have as much time to focus on during the week.

Using Sundays for reflection and planning

I like to take stock of what I did the week before, and what I can improve in the upcoming week. Doing some of the traditional Monday morning work on Sunday afternoon means that my Sunday nights can be about reflection and relaxation.

Occasional writer, and serial project-starter/abandoner. I have a lot of feelings. I also have a newsletter:

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