Make the Most of Your Manic Monday
Get ready, get set, go! Monday is off to a bang. If you’re like most people, there are a million tasks running through your mind from the very beginning of the day, and it doesn’t seem possible to get it all done before it’s suddenly Tuesday. Monday gets a bad name because it’s the first day of the typical work week, but it shouldn’t be put down. It’s just another day like any other. It’s got the same 24 hours, and the same opportunities. Sure, you’re probably coming off a fun weekend. Maybe you got to relax, maybe you didn’t. Still, it’s important that you make the most of your Mondays and keep that going through the entire week.
Yes, we said it. Keep that money momentum going through the entire week. That implies you have to gain momentum first, right? Well, take your mark because Monday will be here whether you like it or not, and it’s up to you to come out of the gate strong. Here are 7 tips on how you can gain some Monday momentum and keep it going throughout the week.
#1 – Get Some Rest
The best thing you can do for your Monday doesn’t involve Monday at all. In fact, it’s an activity you start on Sunday. Go to bed early. You’ve had a full weekend, no doubt, and you’re going to need to grab some rest. By getting a full night’s sleep early in the week you’re ensuring that you don’t start off Monday crabby and exhausted.
#2 – Eat a Good Breakfast
There’s a reason moms across the country told their little ones that breakfast was the most important meal of the day every morning. It’s very, very true. It is the most important meal of the day. For starters, it wakes up your metabolism and jumpstarts your organs. It also helps with your focus and keeps you from being hungry, which can hurt your productivity.
#3 – Plan Your Day the Day Before
Start Sunday by planning out your day Monday. Write down where you have to be, when you have to be there, what you have to achieve, and how you’re going to achieve it. You’re almost making yourself some goals that you’ll work toward throughout the day. If you have the time on Sunday, go ahead and do this for the week. If not, make it a part of your routine for every evening to plan for the next day.
#4 – Stay Organized
There’s nothing more productivity-hindering than being unorganized. Keep everything neat and clean, take time each day to clean whatever messes in your purse, wallet, briefcase, home, or mind that have suddenly popped up, and stay as organized as possible.
#5 – Get Some Time for Yourself
It’s great to go out with friends, spend time with family, and live a life on the go, but it’s also very important that you get some precious alone time to do the things that you enjoy doing. This helps you clear your mind which in turn boosts your productivity.
#6 – Sleep, Again
That’s right. It’s on here twice because it’s twice as important. Get rest. On Monday night, after your very hectic day, be sure you go to bed early enough to allow you the time to have a full night’s sleep. That will help you keep your energy flowing through the rest of the week. Sleep really is the most important thing for productivity.
#7 – Start All Over
Wake up Tuesday morning, and repeat steps one through six. You’ve made it through another Manic Monday, now it’s time to work through a Terrific Tuesday and make this week the most productive week ever.
Mondays will never be fun, but with these tips, you can make the most of your workday and perhaps alleviate stress the rest of the week, too.
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