Do you ever feel like the weekends just aren’t long enough? Maybe the work week rolls around too quickly? You’re definitely not alone!
We’ve all experienced a case of Mondayitis and without the right preparation it only gets worse.
But what would you say if we told you there was a way to start the workweek successfully and feeling like you’ve got your life together?
All it takes is a little preparation as we outline below.
Keep a notebook
Use a notebook during your work week to take notes of everything that needs to be done. This can include reminders, tasks, ideas, people to contact and random thoughts. By using a notebook, you can look back at these notes when planning each workweek to ensure that nothing is forgotten. It’s also a good place to simply “dump” random thoughts so they don’t clutter your mind.
Plan your week
Take time of a Friday afternoon or Sunday night to plan your following workweek. This gives you a chance to mentally prepare for what’s coming up and gives you sound insight into everything that needs to be accomplished – this way there won’t be any nasty surprises along the way.
Also use this as a chance to take note of any appointments or meetings that need to be scheduled. These can be followed up on Monday to ensure adequate time to scheduled them in.
It also allows you to plan for other activities during the week, such as when you’ll hit the gym or times you need to take the kids to sport and other after school activities.
Rest your mind
Finally, ensure you take time to unwind before the start of each workweek. No one can sustain a busy weekend and busy workweek every single week! Indulge in some self-care every single Sunday to ensure you head into the workweek with a fresh mind and outlook on life.
You’ve probably heard it before, but attitude really is everything when it comes to being positive and productive.
How do you prepare for the workweek? Tell us your strategies in the comments below.