Instead of just making it through Monday, master your Monday! Although it’s just one day of the week, it’s one of the most important because it sets the tone for the days that follow. The first step in becoming a master of Mondays is making sure you’re approaching it with the right perspective. There are two ways you can look at your Monday mornings:
1. As the end of the weekend and beginning of the dreaded work week
2. As the beginning of another week, another day full of life’s blessings, another chance to improve and accomplish your goals, and most importantly, another chance to show people that you love them!
So, being that it is Monday morning, here is some food for thought–a little “Monday Motivation” to help you on your way to mastering your monday, and ultimately welcoming the week to come with positivity, organization, and confidence.
Starting your week out with a goal in mind really helps in keeping yourself centered, focused, and organized throughout the week. So our task for you today is to set your intentions for this coming week. I know everyone is busy and has their own daily stressors, but take at least 10 minutes out of your day today, and ideally everyday, to relax, reflect and recharge! Make it your ritual.
I like to make goals in three categories: mind, body and soul. So, for example: “This week I will take ten minutes at least out of each day to be in silent solitude to recenter myself and remind myself of all of the things I am grateful for/blessed with. I will treat my body the way it deserves to be treated: with love…which means I will give it the fuel it needs and not put junk into it. I will exercise 5 out of 7 days. I will surround myself with only people that uplift my soul and stay away from mindless gossip in order to remain positive.” Now you try it! Write down your goals in a journal each Monday morning, or maybe Sunday nights work better for you, but whenever it is, make sure to find somewhere quiet where you can be alone with your thoughts!
Each and every day is another chance that you have been so graciously given to change your life, change your body, change your work ethic, change your interactions with others, etc. It is a blessing that we are able to change certain things in our lives, so don’t take it for granted! Keep in mind though, that change is uncomfortable. So, if you are not uncomfortable, you are most likely not changing. Like Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same the over and over again and expecting different results.” So make goals that stretch you beyond the walls of your comfort zone this week and see how you can surprise yourself!
Today, set these goals and intentions to welcome your week, a new week, where you can change, grow, and be positive! Good luck this week!! Inside Out Movement is always here to help as well, so feel free to contact us via email, facebook, twitter, etc.
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Author: Kristen Randol