Monday has a bad reputation. It is the beginning of a work week and depending on what you do and who you work for…Mondays might seem dreadful. There is statistically more complaining and whining on a Monday. There is even a large percentage of employees that are late on Mondays. Other studies have gone further to display that productivity is low on Monday compared to other days of the week. However, I am here to point out a few great aspects about Monday and offer some tips to make it the best day of the week!
Monday is the starting line:
This motto comes from the ever inspiring, Casey Neistat. He speaks about how Monday presents itself as a starting line to a race of what you can get done in one week. This is a great point of view because it is changing the inner dialogue of how you perceive the day. Look at it as a challenge! What can you get done this week? What things have you been putting off that you can work on? How can you work more efficiently? Take this as an intellectual challenge. Change your thoughts about Monday. Do work!
Monday is a great day to start a new habit:
Have you been putting off eating a healthy breakfast? Or, going on a morning run? Quitting smoking? What about just taking 10 minutes to meditate during your lunch break? Whatever good habit you have wanted to adapt into your life…start it on Monday! It will inspire a better day….and possibly (if you stick with it) your week too! Doing something for your self will help keep you motivated, inspired, and healthy.
Sunday Prep for Monday Success:
Weekends are a popular time to catch up on chores and shopping. You might already be prepping lunches or meal plans or you might not. Whatever your routine is….do one or two small things to enable Monday morning to be an easy transition to the work week ahead. Plan your outfit, prepare your lunch, fill your gas tank, or look over your schedule…anything to prepare for success!
These tips might seem obvious. The point is to be more conscious of how we perceive our work week and how just changing our perspective of Monday can start a trend of positive thinking which in return will increase productivity and happiness!
Cheers to Monday!