I’m still in disbelief that February has flown by so quickly. Not only are we headed into March, but the first week of March, and the first Monday in March. You know what Mondays are like. Notorious for being that kind of day where things in your life can either turn blissful or where things can really hit the fan in a matter of seconds.
For this reason I am determined to knock off my Monday blahs.
Here are my two goals:
1. To start off each month right.
2. To start off each Monday right.
I thought I’d share with you how I’m going to tackle my goal, as well as share some tips.
1. I’m going to try to go to bed early
I’m not really a night owl anymore. I used to be, but got tired of yawning all day. This would mean planning out my Sundays more carefully. I tend to take long naps on Sundays and then when I wake up, I’m so wired. Next week I’m going to try to do something to occupy myself-perhaps do some reading, art journaling, writing, or knitting. It should help me stay relaxed but not to the point where I’m about to nod off and go to sleep for two hours.
2. Make my To-Do List BEFORE Monday
This is already a habit, but I need to do it before bed time. Usually I have my small black notebook with me, jotting down my to-do list as I move along throughout my day. It really helps to unload what’s on my mind so I can better focus.
3. Get rid of the distractions
This would have to be my phone, iPad, mini-pad, laptop, electronic devices…you name it! I’m constantly checking my emails, or twitter, or something that keeps beeping off from my phone. I’ll be turning OFF those notifications!
4. Keep my routine simple
Mondays are already difficult enough right after coming off a weekend. Why make it worse by overloading my To-Do list. I know it sounds like an oxymoron because first of all, why keep a list in the first place, and then tell yourself not to overload it. My goal is to of course, keep a list, but allow myself whitespace on that piece of paper. I don’t have to fill the entire page with a list of errands, To-Do’s, and what nots. It’s not only daunting to look at a piece of paper full of items to cross off, but down right stressing.
5. Make peace with imperfection
If I don’t get things done on Monday, there’s always another day. Easier said than done, but that’s the truth. There’s always going to be deadlines and things that we have no control over, but we can’t let it control us.
If you have some tips you’d like to share with me, please feel free to do so!
Let me know how you beat the Monday blahs.