Getting organized on Sunday Afternoon

Real Estate Agent with Friestad Realty

Years ago, a great man shared a Sunday secret with me that has helped my personal and business life over the past few years.  He told me to spend one hour on Sundays planning out my week, but do not spend anytime planning till after attending church and taking a nap.  His logic was that I would be motivated, feeling free, and fresh.  Wow, to this day I spend most Sunday's doing exactly that.  On this Sunday I will be attending church with my three boys (my wife is showig homes to an out of time buyer this morning) then I will make lunch, take about a two hour nap and then spend this evening planning out my week.  I have added to this routine to read a leadership or motivational book for an hour later in the evening.  When I wake up on Monday morning I am ready to be the best I can be!  I probably get more done on Monday from 8am till Noon then I get done all week. 

Another secret someone share with me years ago was to release everything from the previous week on Sunday afternoons.  When you lay down to take the nap, release every negative thought, every word that offended you, the memory of a deal dying, you know, the junk from the previous week.  When you wake up, embrace the thought that yesterday is gone and the future is bright, so go toward the light!

Here it is again.  Attend Church, take a nap, spend some time planning next week.  Great formula for an awesome week.


Comments (9)

Karen Webster...Grand Rapids, MI Realtor
5 Star Real Estate, Grand Rapids MI - Grand Rapids, MI
Great advice, Scott.  I'm more likely to be clearing off my desk on a Sunday, but I like your plan better.
Mar 01, 2008 11:58 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate
That's great advise.  What I do first, now that I found Active Rain, blog, go to church, no nap (can't slep during the day), spend time with family, then plan for the week.  I then go to bed early...I'm up by 3:30 am the next day.  I usually get more done by 10:00 am than most for the whole day.  Church is very important!  Good for you taking the kids and giving them a strong spiritual foundation.  Wish more would.
Mar 01, 2008 11:59 PM
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate
I love it.. Go to Church first and then take a nap before making a decision..but I never took a nap... I have to take you up on that...Thanks
Mar 02, 2008 12:02 AM
Pam Joffe
Solaris Realty - Tampa, FL
Scott - Great advice, I am not sure about the nap, but a couple hours of relaxing and not doing anything sounds good and refreshing, before getting organized.
Mar 02, 2008 12:19 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Great way to end and start a week. I can't nap during the day, have tried, doesn't work. Spending time with the family and clearing the previous week from your mind sure helps. Going to church, for us, goes without saying. Great advice. Thanks


Mar 02, 2008 12:20 AM
Andrew Trevino
ADT Real Estate - Wilkes Barre, PA
Wilkes-Barre Homes For Sale


I like the idea of resting in this message. So often we take going to church to be an obligation rather than a gift. We view resting as something that we do only at night, for a few hours, so we can push our bodies through the next day.

I would add to your plan, if you don't mind, that you should pray to God to show you what He would have you do with your week as well. Maybe He'll show you some opportunity to serve Him during the week while you're focused on His will in your life. That would be a blessing indeed.

Mar 02, 2008 12:20 AM
Deanna Casalino
Remax Realty Group - Estero, FL
Fort Myers Florida Homes,
That's nice. For every ending is a new beginning.
Mar 02, 2008 12:29 AM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

I have to tell you that my wife is from Louisiana and on Sundays that is the formula! and it works!!!

Your Friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Mar 02, 2008 10:54 PM
Misty Thomas
Houston Realty - Crosby, TX
Realtor Crosby, TX
I love this idea! A great way to start a week. On my quest to get organized I will add this to it! Thanks!
Apr 08, 2008 12:20 AM