Mondayitis is the feeling of weariness and general distress that individuals feel when starting Monday morning work week. It’s typically expected to follow the excitement of the weekend as the ‘non-workdays’ seem to come slow and leave fast. Before you know it, you’re waking up to the sound of your alarm before the sun rises to a new week. You suddenly stop and realize you haven’t completed the tasks you had on your to-do list and now it’s growing even longer.
For many of us, this can be overwhelming and difficult to conquer at the beginning of the week. We have great news - it doesn’t have to be. We’re back with our Digital Advantage team to give you six simple and effective ways to kickstart your week off right. No more manic Monday’s...who’s with us?
1. Set Your Weekly Goals
These can be related to your work- and day-to-day life. Whether it’s following a bedtime, prepping your meals or enforcing deadlines on specific projects, setting realistic goals for yourself is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and practice self-control. These skills will also help you become a more productive and well-rounded individual as you learn to master them.
It’s just as important to keep a list of your completed goals, as well. Reward yourself no matter how small the accomplishment is - progress is progress. Plus, this will help give you something to look forward to and that’s motivation in itself. Make a candlelit bath, a new book, or a Netflix binge night an incentive. These simple, yet impactful moments of self-love will not only give you a confidence boost, but will help rejuvenate and prevent negative thoughts like self-doubt.
2. Find Inspiration Around Every Corner
You come across a lot of stimulants throughout your day whether you realize it or not. The key is to take advantage of these things and transmute them into motivation. This will result in the right mindset of focusing on the positive influences around you.
It’s as easy as turning on your favorite podcast, watching YouTube videos of relatable people offering daily affirmations or listening to your favorite Spotify playlist that gets you going. Another great way to get inspired, if you have more time on your hands, are Ted Talks. These influential videos not only motivate through storytelling, but offer advice on various issues like business, health and lifestyle, finances, and relationships.
3. Maintain a Positive and Optimistic Mindset
This may be one of the most important factors to start your week off on the right foot. Going into the new week with a positive and optimistic mindset can affect your productivity and efficiency. What you think, you become. We’re human, so it’s completely normal to experience dark clouds, but keep in mind they will pass. Focus on the good things surrounding you and watch how that energy radiates.
Practice this every morning by creating a mantra you can recite. Remember, while you’re reciting this put all your intentions into it. If you don’t have the capacity to do so yet, try waking up to meditation music, stretching and avoid touching your phone at all costs.
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