“Comfort is the enemy of progress.” -P.T. Barnum
Monday mornings can be a pivotal point in your week or they can be a painful point in your week. Which will you choose?
Hitting the snooze button, staying in the warm bed, skipping the gym and making deals with ourselves to stay in those comfortable, happy places are all sure ways to set yourself up for a lackluster day of catch-up instead of on of forward progress.
Here are 3 tips to set yourself up for success:
1). Have “Me Time.”
Make sure your weekend (or some point of the week) has been just for you to relax, check in with yourself and pour into your own cup. Sleep, take a bath, get a massage or read in a quiet place…whatever your version of ultimate unplugged and chill time is. Do it. Your world doesn’t exist without you so make sure you’re starting out the week with a full battery.
2). Plan out your week.
The better prepared you are, the much greater chances you have of finding success in whatever your mission is that week. Looking to be healthier? Have your meals planned and as prepped as possible, healthy snacks ready to go and workouts mapped out. Building an empire with your own business? What specific activities are you going to do every day to grow that sucker? Write out names, contact info, marketing messages and social media posts ahead of time. Working on a relationship in your life? Schedule when you are planning on pouring time and energy into that person, set alarms on your phone to remind you to pick up the phone and call or text.
3). Give yourself a mantra every day.
Wake up with purpose and intention. What WILL you do today? What person will you be? Something as simple as “Keep moving. Life is good” put on replay in your head can make a big impact on your attitude and -consequently- what happens to you during the day. Write it on a sticky note and put it on your desk, in your car and in your planner.
Of course there are lots of other great things you can do to set up your days, but start with these 3. Tune into YOU and YOUR purposes and intents.
Have a great week!