Hello All :-)
So yesterday I started a new Instagram for House of Cramel (exciting!). The purpose of it is to take a more focused approach to things I want people to see from me rather than just seeing random post (but if your still into my random post I still have that IG account: Cramel_The_Great). Anyway I set out to do my first motivational Monday post and I have to admit it was a little bit of a struggle. So many of the images and quotes were so negative! And then I thought no wonder we Mondays are so mundane, we're going at this all wrong! Don't get me wrong I get it, many of us are coming off fabulous weekends of doing everything or nothing and Mondays are hard to face. However, Mondays don't have to be so bad. We just need to change our approach to the dreaded Monday. My suggestions? Glad you asked! Here they are even if you didn't:
1. THINK OF MONDAYS AS A FRESH START
I can't tell you how many times in life I've just wanted to hit the reset button on so many things. Think of Monday as the RESET button! You have the chance to start over...EVERY WEEK!
2. BE POSITIVE
If you start the week with a negative outlook, the likely hood that you'll have a positive outcome is a little lower. Yes many pull it off, but it's never pleasant. So make a conscious effort to start positive and you just might FINISH POSITIVE. Not so "Damn I'm glad this week is over."
3. PREP! PLAN! PREPARE!
If there's one thing I've learned time and time again it's that if you fail to plan you plan to fail. So many of us approach Monday blindly every week and we wonder why it takes so much for us to get going! On most Fridays before I leave work I make a list of anything I have pending or need to remember to follow-up on when I come back in. I do this because my work brain is pretty much off during the weekend and it's hard to recall everything on Monday. Another thing I do on Sunday evening, I take about 30 minutes to glance at my email to see if there's anything pressing I need to jump on Monday. I know, I know, it's the weekend, it's the last day. But that 30 minutes of checking my email the night before is my saving grace for some Mondays. I'm not caught off guard and I'm prepared to take on the fire drill (believe me we have a lot of them where I work).
Thanks all loves, hope this helps you next time you're manic on Monday :-)