Some people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Similarly, I believe that Monday is the most important day of the week. Some tips that will help get you into a positive mindset are:
- Wake up early and have a healthy breakfast (most important meal on the most important day!).
- Listen to a song that gets you pumped up and excited for the day.
- Get to work early with plenty of time to organize and plan for the week.
- SMILE! It helps create a positive working environment.
There is no perfect way to approach a Monday, but I have a few basic routines that work for me. One thing I like to do is keep a list of 2-3 success stories from the previous week. Whether it was landing a new deal or mastering a new skill, I re-read them on Sunday night before I go to bed. I look the list over again when I wake up on Monday and doing so gets me excited and focused on my sales/management plan for the week ahead.
Another thing I like to do is work out on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and go to bed early on Sunday. After a few consecutive workouts, I am left feeling more energetic and ready to tackle any task that comes my way. Plus, a good night of rest is the perfect thing to start your week off the right way.
Lastly, I watch funny or inspirational things while I drink my morning coffee. It’s also good to have a motivational playlist with various songs and podcasts for your daily commute. Motivation Monday really makes a difference!
I think hitting the ground running on Monday morning is crucial. My usual plan is to come into the office on Monday ready to rock and roll, which is why I tackle my toughest calls first. Not only do I feel accomplished afterwards but doing so sets a great tone to the week. If you have a solid and productive Monday then the rest of your week will follow.