Why you should love Monday

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook or Insta or whatever you would have seen them. Thousands of them! Some with cats and cartoons and animations and Spongebob and Garfield and Homer. I’m talking about the “Thank god it’s Friday” and “I hate Mondays” stuff that goes around.

It’s interesting that so many people are basically unhappy when the week begins and can’t wait for it to be over. Not that I don’t look forward to the weekend, I do, but I’m not a huge fan of Fridays. They remind me that the week is nearly over and I probably didn’t get to everything I planned to.

Mondays on the other hand are awesome! They’re an opportunity to start again! Re-focus, check that the goals still line up with where you’re headed, re-set priorities, get into another exciting week and get shit done.

Mondays are like a mini-January 52 times a year. Most of us use January to review how we’re tracking. How did we go on achieving our goals for last year? What are our goals for the year ahead? What changes do we want to make and how will we make things happen? As an aside, a client was telling me that January is one of the busiest months for online dating sites, so I guess people are re-setting goals in all areas of their life! But I digress…

So here’s a thought. Rather than complain about Monday, celebrate it!

Make use of each Monday to do a quick review of whether your plan is on track. Oh, and if you don’t have a plan, that’s probably one of the reasons you don’t like Mondays. I’m sure another week of going nowhere doesn’t sound too exciting to anybody. In that case, use Monday to map out your plan and then get into the week ahead.

Give Mondays some love! They’ve been badly done by for too long.

Another year

I don’t know about you but to me it seems every year goes by faster and faster? Before you know it, it’s January! Here I am another year older, wondering where did the time go? What have I achieved this year? What will I aim for next year?

Around this time most people have recovered from all the hoo ha of the festive season. Then we made our New Year resolutions. You know about those right? They’re the monthly dreams that are all but forgotten by February. By then, we’re stuck into work, another year passes and it all starts again! Nothing changes.

If that sounds like you, that’s ok!  You’re not alone. There is another way. In January what I like to do is:

  • Review
  • Re-structure
  • Reset

Review what has been. What have I achieved? What worked? Didn’t work? What could I have done differently?

Re-structure plans, actions, systems, time and anything that is part of my personal and business goals. Keeping what worked, changing what didn’t and deciding on new adventures that get the adrenalin pumping.

Reset personal and business goals by getting really specific and ensuring that they are realistic yet bigger than you believe are possible.

By setting everything in motion early in the year, I feel better organised, refreshed, excited and ready to hit the ground running. I hope this helps you put your best foot forward.