Sometimes we need just a little comfort on a Monday morning, so instead of doing the usual and opening the inbox first thing, why not start things off by easing into your day and sit quietly at your desk for just a few minutes? I know this can be tough. Give it a try– I dare you!
Next, spend the first ten to fifteen minutes setting your intention and planning for the day ahead. What does your ideal day look like? Imagine it in detail. Do you wish to be more focused? Then imagine yourself working on a specific project through completion. Feel free to also add in something that will make you happy like treating yourself to a chocolate mocha after lunch, or spend your lunch hour taking a nice brisk walk.
It’s so easy to get caught up with “catching up” from the weekend, but remember that Monday is just like any other day of the week and if you feel stressed, it may just be your mindset. This is a habit you can change. It’s really up to you!
Here are a few ways that you can energize your Monday and get out of your funk. These are just few techniques that I personally use to get myself motivated at the beginning of the work week.
My Top 3 Monday Motivators:
1. Visit Pandora.com and find a soothing station that you can play softly on your computer. You can sign up for free, and then set up a music feed with your own assortment of stations.
2. Practice simple breathing techniques — some in and out breaths can work wonders to settle you down if you feel scattered.
3. Get away from your desk at least once per hour and walk around your office space. If you have stairs, walk up and down non-stop and time yourself for 3-5 minutes. This creates a little heat in the body and gets things flowing.
Have a magnificent Monday!