It’s not uncommon to meet a morning person but it’s incredibly rare to meet a Monday morning person. This is because Monday mornings are a universally disliked time of the week. Mondays return us to work responsibilities, school stress, and other obligations that we might have delayed so we can enjoy our weekend. Much worse is starting a new week without a plan. Ever analyzed your achievements at the end of the week and realized that you have not achieved much as you are meant to. Sometimes, it's depressing but hey, not to worry; we are in this together. Keep reading. Mondays are the perfect day to begin a new workweek from scratch and we have assembled inspiring tips to take you through the whole week.
Plan from Friday
Having a to-do list penned down from the weekend to prepare for the new week should be a relief. Crossing things off a to-do list on a work weekday gives your daily schedule structure and is so much fun. You can divide the week's responsibilities among the days of the week and tailor it to fit meetings, personal requirements, etc., if you obtain an overview of them all on Mondays. This motivates and makes you feel satisfied with yourself.
Establish a morning routine
Establishing morning routines takes time and dedication, perseverance, and the flow will eventually arrive on its own. A morning routine includes having a delicious breakfast, engaging in physical activity such as exercising, meditation, reading or listening to an inspiring podcast, etc. It causes you to have good time management and be more intentional.
Create the ideal working environment
Whether you work from home or the office, do yourself a favor and keep your desk tidy. For instance, arrange your paperwork after work each day. This will ensure that your workspace is clean and organized the next morning. Remember, you won't be motivated to start working at all if you stare at a disorganized desk first thing in the morning.
No matter how enjoyable and productive a workday may be, there comes a time when it's necessary to call it a day. Be strict with yourself in this regard. If you set your deadline for 5 pm, stick to it and turn off the computer. Avoid working after work hours at all costs. This needs to be avoided so that you can wake up motivated the next day.
Always keep in mind the reason you are working
There are times when you simply lack the drive to work. Keep in mind reason you work if you lack any motivation. There are one or more motivations to work, whether it is the sense of purpose in your employment, the cool coworkers, or the pay.
Take breaks, in between work time
Your mind and body deserve regular rests because you put 100 percent effort into your task. We're not referring to the long lunch break. Take planned, brief breaks during which you can open the window, stretch, move around, or drink coffee.
A bonus point will be to perform random acts of kindness at work. Bring water/snack to a colleague, smile at them often and High five your co-workers. Write a complimenting note for your coworkers. Text a friend you haven't talked to in a while to let them know you miss them.
Which of these tips inspired you the most? We'd love to read your response.
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