It’s Monday. That means another week full of promise, and another Monday where I feel like I’m constantly behind and should be better. (Completely forgetting to set my alarm and starting the day in a panic will also do that.) But, with coffee in hand, I set about getting to work.
…only to scour the internet and not work. So coming across this article from Harvard Business Review was a great little reminder about motivation, habits, and how to start a Monday off right.
How to Beat Procrastination
Feeling like your Sundays are the dreaded day before the week begins? Maybe it’s time for a perspective shift! Try thinking of Sundays differently:
-As the chance to plan your week out
-As a day to reflect on the past week
-As a day to take a bit of time for yourself
-As a chance to look at your goals and accomplishment
There are numerous articles on the power of reflection and looking back at what you’ve done, as well as the benefits of planning ahead and taking a few minutes each night to look at the next days goals.
Check out these helpful articles:
11 Ways to Beat the Monday Blues by Forbes.com
4 Ways to Use Sunday to Make Your Upcoming Week Easier by The Financial Diet (a blog which you should totally be following!)
So this Sunday, I’m working on a project I’ve long had on the to-do list– repainting some equipment cases, an act that will help make our business feel more legit as well as improve our pride of ownership.
This Sunday, I’m meal planning for the week. I’m doing the Whole 30 (post coming soon!) challenge and meal planning is a necessity unless I want to turn into a ravenous monster who ends up bailing on my month’s commitment.
This Sunday, I took time out of my day to sit with a cup of coffee and watch my cat. It was great.
This Sunday, I’m going to curl up with a good book at the end of the day to relax.