7 Tips For Boosting Your #MondayMotivation
The alarm clock’s ringing. It’s Monday. A new week is starting, and like every new beginning of the week, you’re having trouble motivating yourself. Moving from activities with family and friends to the routine of work is a daunting prospect.
Your reasons for being mildly demoralized, even depressed, on this Monday morning seem legitimate.
However, you’re not going to be able to go on like this all day, and waste an entire day of your work week with your morale in your socks. It’s not possible, and it’s not something you can afford to do if you want to be truly productive.
In order to help you fight the Monday Blues as best as you can, and be really operational from the first hours of work on Monday morning, I offer 7 tips that will boost your #MondayMotivation.
1. Be Positive
You had a great weekend. The good times you had with friends and family are still in your heads. When you wake up, you’re not motivated enough to tell yourself that you’re back for another week.
Keep in mind that the hardest part is taking the first step. It doesn’t take much to start the machine at the beginning of the week.
Rather than leaving demoralized and starting your week off on the wrong foot, I invite you to force yourself to look at things positively.
Be happy to start this new week. Force yourself to see the positive instead of grumbling and complaining. Complaining won’t make a difference anyway.
You’d better be positive.
2. A New Chance to Achieve Great Things
I don’t know if you’ve achieved anything extraordinary in the past week. Maybe you did, or maybe you didn’t. If not, this Monday morning is a chance to get off to a good start and forget the past.
This new week that is beginning is a unique chance to achieve great things.
It all starts with your attitude. As I told you before, you need to look at things in a positive way.
Simply focusing only on the positive rather than seeing the negative all around you will allow you to trigger a positive spiral around you.
Many people underestimate the power of positive thinking.
Yet, it all starts there. People who see the positive everywhere are more likely to achieve great things in life.
Adopt the positive attitude, you have everything to gain, and above all, nothing to lose.
3. You’re Starting From Scratch for This New Week
Monday morning rhymes with the beginning of a new week. Everything starts all over again. If you made any professional mistakes the week before, the counters are reset to zero today.
Your failures and mistakes have been erased by the weekend.
Your successes too…
This means that everyone is starting off evenly at the beginning of the week to make it a great week. It’s up to you to see this as a unique opportunity.
In order to seize this opportunity, you need to be at your peak of energy in the early hours of Monday. Be motivated and ready to give your best.
4. Go to Bed Early on Sunday Night
There are no secrets in life. If you want to be at your top in the morning, and limit the risk of #MondayBlues, you should make the effort going to bed early enough in the evening to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep during the night.
To be at your top on Monday morning, you must go to bed early on Sunday night.
If there was only one day during your week when you have to get up early, it would undoubtedly be Sunday night.
Starting your Monday morning in great shape will allow you to start the week in the best possible way, and you will be on your way to a great week.
5. Remember What Your Long-Term Goals Are for Staying Motivated
Often all it takes is an extra zest of motivation to make a big difference on the mind. That little bit of motivation that will make a difference can come from your long-term goals.
When you don’t have the energy to wake up on Monday morning, remember why you’re making all these efforts. It will give you an immediate boost.
When you’re caught in the whirlwind of everyday life, you can lose sight of your long-term goals.
Rethinking about it will help you rise above it, and regain your motivation. Motivation will make a difference. You’ll be more likely to start your Monday morning off on the right foot.
6. Plan Your Tasks for Monday the Day Before
On Monday morning, when we are subject to the Monday Blues, you will agree with me that there is nothing worse than having to waste precious time thinking about what to do.
Thinking about the tasks that you’re going to have to do when you’re unmotivated is likely to turn into an ordeal.
Rather than wasting your time and energy in this task selection, you need to think ahead.
The best solution is to plan the tasks you will perform on Monday the day before. By anticipating, you will be able to start your Monday morning with your first task without even having to think about it.
By switching to automatic mode for your first few hours of the week, you will avoid losing energy on things other than your work.
I use this strategy on the other days of the week, and it has clearly boosted my productivity.
It’s up to you to try it for seeing if the results are the same on your productivity.
7. Tuesday Will Soon Be Here
No situation in life is eternal. No matter how good or bad situations are, they always last only a certain amount of time. This new Monday that is coming up scares you, and you find it hard to motivate yourself.
Don’t worry, Monday only lasts for a while, and it will soon be Tuesday that comes.
Whatever happens on Monday, when Tuesday comes, your week will be off to a good start, and you’ll have picked up the pace.
Your mind will be de facto much better, and you will be able to give your full potential. Nevertheless, it would be a shame to have sacrificed Monday. It would mean using only 80% of your potential work time to achieve your goals.
Clearly, you must do everything you can to make Monday a day like any other in which you work to your fullest potential.
Clearly, Monday is a special day of the week. It’s the first day of the week, and we sometimes find it a little hard to motivate ourselves when it comes time to make the transition after a weekend of fun and enjoyment.
That’s probably why the #MondayMotivation hashtag has started to appear on social networks like Twitter. Above all, so that everyone can share their best tips to make Monday a day like any other.
By following my 7 tips, you can make sure you are motivated from Monday morning to give your best. This is essential because you will need to work hard every day of the week to achieve great things in your life.
Feel free to try these tips, give me your feeling about them, but also share in comments your own tips to avoid the #MondayBlues.