Monday’s have never been a problem for me and something I take as a challenge to start my week off right! This might be the talk of insane people – that absolutely enjoy Mondays, when most people are dreading the fact it’s the start of a new week.
Monday’s are always the perfect time for me to organise the week ahead and schedule posts, photography and work in-between other social calls that crop up during the week ahead. I always hear people talking about the weekend and what plans they’ve made but from my frame of mind I find this slightly daunting and in all honest I don’t really understand it. Everyday of the week get’s treated like the “weekend” to me and that’s the way I like to do things as it always keeps my thoughts positive and makes me treat everyday as a fresh.
1. RISE EARLY
A great start to your day and one that will help you think clearer and have more mental clarity when it comes to difficult tasks. This is something I failed at for months if not years and I’ve just started getting into a routine and sleeping earlier! It’s helped and I can definitely notice a huge difference in the way I perform as I can think a lot clearer and get more organised. Whenever I wake up before 7:30 am, I just feel more confident in my day and able to take on more activities compared to when I would rise later, say around 9-9:30 am. I think working back shifts can complicate my routine more so it’s harder to sleep earlier at nights.
2. GET ORGANISED
Lists, this is something you should start your day with to keep on top of everything if you have a multitude of tasks to work through per day and forget the small things. I always keep sticky notes and notepads close to my desk or in my handbag (see this post for an example of my work bag contents), this keeps me on top of everything and I know exactly what’s expected of me for that particular day.
3. RELAX AND TAKE REGULAR BREAKS
Breaks are something I’ve always struggled with and always end up working whilst on a break; for example I will sit down for a cup of tea and watch TV, whilst going through blog comments and commenting back. It’s crazy! I’ve just started to take time-out and actually have a break and enjoy that time away from the laptop/PC to relax and unwind. I notice when coming back to my activities that I’m a lot more enthusiastic and ready to go.
4. STAY POSITIVE
Lastly and most importantly, stay positive! This is key to nailing your Monday and enjoying the process. Monday’s aren’t as hard as we make them out to be and it’s important to keep a positive frame of mind and keep going when life get’s hard. The impact this can have on your life and everyone else’s is profound and something that should be taken into practise whenever possible.
How do you nail Mondays? What’s your favourite day of the week?