|Posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM|
#MomentumMondays @DrBouharevich The hardest thing to do is shift from relaxed weekend mode back into focused, get-stuff-done work mode. It feels like jumping into cold water.
Start on the weekend. Many of us go to bed and wake up later on Friday and Saturday because we are not going to work. Because of this different pattern during the weekend, we find it difficult to wake-up on Monday morning. Maintain your wake-up time on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and your Monday morning will be easier.
Prepare Sunday night. Prepare your clothes and food for work on Sunday night that way you won’t have to hurry or possibly forget stuff on Monday morning. Review your to-do list for Monday morning.
Early to bed, earlier to go. Go to bed early on Sunday night and wake-up earlier on Monday morning. That way you will be able to relax as you wake-up, get prepared and have your breakfast. Then leave home earlier, beat the traffic and listen to good music during your drive to work. By getting to work early, you can concentrate and get high-priority work done with fewer interruptions before your co-workers arrive.
Enjoy your Monday. Beginning your week with positive momentum will lay the foundation for a great week to look forward to. If you prepare your to-do list on Sunday evening, you can start working first thing Monday morning. Choose something small and important to complete at the beginning of the day. Then choose something you enjoy doing. For example, checking Facebook or catch up on current events and research.
Also, avoid negative interactions with argumentative and difficult people at the beginning of the day. Choose more positive interactions that will be energizing and help you feel good about yourself, your work, and your Monday.
Schedule important stuff for later in the week. If possible, schedule important meetings for the later part of the week. You will feel more relaxed and have the early part of the week to prepare.
Plan some fun for Monday. Schedule lunch with a friend, meeting your partner at the gym after work, or taking it easy reading or listening to music Monday evening. That way you will have something to look forward to on Sunday night when you go to sleep and throughout the day on Monday.