Have you ever started your week wrong and ended up chasing your tail all week long? Getting a head start is imperative and a little planning will make Monday one of your favourite days of the week.
1. PLAN MONDAY MORNING ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Do you often sit down at your desk after the weekend and feel overwhelmed by the number of tasks you need to accomplish during the upcoming week?
It doesn’t have to be that way: get a head start and plan your Monday on Friday afternoon. How?
First, by writing a general to-do list. Then assign the individual tasks to a specific day.
You’ll see that the world looks a lot different when you are well-organized.
- IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM AND FIND THE SOLUTION
Are you one of those people who is always in a bad mood on Sunday evening because you have to wake up early the next morning? Let’s be honest: it’s all about the right attitude! Look for the cause of your Monday blues and find a solution fast. Pick up a good book, connect with a close friend, meditate or make a list of the things you are thankful for. Get your mind in a more positive place.
- PREPARE YOUR LUNCHES FOR THE WEEK ON SUNDAY EVENING
Cooking can reduce stress so doing a little meal prep is a great way to spend your Sunday evening. It gets you thinking about the week ahead, and, if you already know all the tasty things you have planned for lunch, you’ll have something extra to look forward to every day of the week.
- DON’T START THE WEEK STRESSED
Try to develop a Monday ritual: make a delicious breakfast before starting your work day, go for a walk or do a short yoga session. The key is to try and avoid starting the new work week stressed and feeling chaotic.
Before you check your emails, remember to look at the to-do list you wrote on Friday. What should you tackle first? Set and establish your priorities for the day and then begin to work through your list slowly and mindfully.
- START YOUR WEEK WITH A WORKOUT