I LOVE MONDAYS MORE THAN ANY OTHER DAY.
Mondays are my favourite day of the week. They are the day when I get the most done, I have the most energy and they day I miss the most once it is gone. I feel this way for one very simple reason.
Monday is a clean slate.
When you wake up on a Monday morning the whole world is full of posibilites. Most of the major issues from the week before are taken care of before the weekend and therefore you are left with a beautiful blank canvas to work from. If you get into work early you can get a jump on the whole week and feel like you’ve made an enormous bunch of progress before anyone else has even got to their desks.
On top of these awesome reasons, making progress on a Monday is actually motivating too. When you look back in the evening and see how much progress you’ve made in the first 1/7th of the week it really spurs you on to push even harder and do more for the rest of the week. And that is something I always aim for, DOING MORE!
HOW CAN YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MONDAYS?
1 Monday begins on Sunday.
The first key thing to realise about loving Mondays is that it actually begins on Sunday. I remember when I used to work in banking a few years ago that I really hated Sundays because as the day went on it brought me closer to having to work again on Monday. But instead of facing that dread I decided to take control of it.
By taking 15 minutes on a Sunday afternoon or evening to plan out your key goals for the coming week you can be ready to attack from the moment you wake up on a Monday morning instead of being a bit confused about what it is you need to get done.
2 Get started early.
One of the best ways I have found to really love Mondays is to start my week before everyone else. If you can get into your work before any of your colleagues, team members or even friends it gives you two major advantages.
First, there is no one around to distract you with their tales from the weekend so you are able to get straight into your work and secondly, you can achieve a whole bunch of things before anyone else has even thought about starting which gives you an amazing feeling of satisfaction. It is that feeling that will keep loving Mondays in the future!
3 Key tasks before distractions.
This one is a crucial tip. Don’t use Monday mornings for e-mails, at least not straight away if you can avoid it. The real key to starting the week with a bang is getting some of your key tasks for the week out of the way early and having the feeling that you have made significant progress. EMAIL NEVER BRINGS PROGRESS.
Of course we can’t avoid answering all of these questions forever, but try to get something on your list done first before you start helping other people with theirs.
4 Use fitness to give you a kick start.
Finally, kick your endorphins into action with a Monday morning run or gym session to really give your week a boost. Some serious physical activity early in the week can help to kick you out of ‘weekend-mode’ and back into your hard-working self!
The best way to do this is make sure you have a workout that gets your heart rate into the ‘intensive’ range for 5-10 minutes at least as it will lead to your body releasing adrenaline and giving you the extra boost you need!
So there you have it. Why I love Mondays so much and how you can really start your week with a Bang. Looking forward to seeing you here early next Monday!
Any questions or comments? I want to know what you think! Let’s chat in the comments down below.