5 Ways To Prepare For A Busy Week

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Life is busy. I know I’m not alone in feeling that way and with the Gerolsteiner Sparkling Detox week, it could easily feel like I’m throwing another thing on an already packed and semi-stressful week. Thankfully, I have a few tools in my back pocket that help make my weeks easier and instead of worrying about the Sparkling Detox, I am excited for it!


1. Plan ahead

This may sound obvious but as a type-A personality, it is in my nature to always plan ahead and when I’m looking at an extra busy week, planning ahead becomes even more important. I think about where to fit in my workouts, what meals I’ll be making for the week, and what appointments I’ll have after work.

2. Food prep

Prepping my meals (or part of them) makes every day easier. It means I can quickly grab or reheat something, and it’s hands down the main reason I am able to continue eating healthy through those super busy weeks.

3. Pack the night before

This is especially helpful for the Sparkling Detox! I make sure I have a few bottles of Gerolsteiner packed in my work bag and my lunches are packed and sitting in the fridge. Doing this means I don’t have to worry about forgetting anything!

4. Get a good night’s sleep

During some of our busiest weeks, it can feel like the first thing to go is rest, but that doesn’t need to be the case. When we plan ahead, that should include time to sleep; it is a must to keeping us in the right place mentally when things pick up!

5. Wake up with plenty of time

People think I’m crazy when I tell them I wake up at 4:30 every morning, and don’t worry, I’m not telling you to wake up that early, but when I wake up late and feel rushed trying to get ready for work, I spend the rest of my day feeling rushed and frazzled. Making sure I wake up with plenty of time for my normal routine, means that I can go into my day clear minded.

I am using these tools through the Sparkling Detox, but they transfer well to any other busy week you may need to prepare for!

Need more advice on preparing and joining the Sparkling Detox week? Join the Gerolsteiner #SparklingDetox Facebook group to get more inspiration and tips!

Thanks to Gerolsteiner for partnering with me as we work to support others to live a healthier life. I received product and monetary compensation in exchange for this post.

27 thoughts on “5 Ways To Prepare For A Busy Week

    1. Katie Post author

      Having your smoothie ingredients prepped is a great idea too! All of my fruits are pre-frozen and ready for my smoothies, so that’s definitely set for me too!

  1. Rebecca Hicks

    Great tips! Sometimes I like to set my clothes out for the next day, and that makes my morning a lot easier. I also like to meal prep, and I go ahead and put everything in their own containers. It makes packing my lunch a breeze, especially when I can get it done in less than 10 seconds!
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  2. Tawni

    This is such a great list of tips! I haven’t been able to successfully meal-plan yet. 🙁 Our tastes are too all over the place, plus our refrigerator is the size of a dorm fridge and we don’t have a freezer (#expatlife), so planning too far ahead is kind of difficult anyway. I’d love to be able to, though!
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