Thank God Its Monday (TGIM)!
I know it is difficult for a lot of people to make the above statement. This is because are only used to saying Thank God its Friday(TGIF). The reason is simple, many do not really like Monday Mornings.
Getting motivated can be difficult at the best of times but few of us wake up with high spirit on Monday mornings.
Motivation, without it, we move slower. We’re susceptible to distraction and procrastination. Inside a company or working from home, what fuels our success is motivation — that reason, that determination to make something good happen.
This is why I have put together a few tips to help you get motivated on a Monday…
1. Prepare on Sunday
If you’re really struggling with Mondays, consider sparing a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon or evening to prepare for the week ahead.
I think Sundays can be a great opportunity to make sure you start your week with a bang…
“Mondays often feel like a catch-up day from the weekend. There’s usually a full inbox and things that need your immediate attention as soon as you walk into the office.”
Use Sunday to sort through your email, make a plan for the week ahead, prepare for upcoming meetings and get in touch with people you may have neglected the previous week.
Don’t forget, your Sunday is your time to relax, rest and recuperate ready for the week ahead, so don’t overdo it. Just an hour or two of work on Sunday evening should be all it takes to take the pressure off on Monday morning
2. Start With the Toughest Task
Once you’ve sat down to work on Monday morning, try starting with the toughest task. This will be easier if you’ve spent an hour or two preparing for the week on Sunday night.
Dreading, or feeling overwhelmed, by your work is one of the biggest reasons why we procrastinate. By getting the toughest task done first, you’ll be able to get it off your mind, which will help you focus on other work later.
3. Remember and Celebrate Your Success
Research has shown that most people will become disheartened if they don’t feel that they’re making meaningful progress in their work. If you’re constantly busy and under pressure, it can be easy to let your success pass by unnoticed…
If you’re finding it really tough to get motivated, try to think of a few times when you were successful and use this to help you get motivated.
Remember “The small victories can help build momentum and encourage a positive attitude.”
4. Take a break
If all else fails, why not take a break? It may sound counter productive but if you’re really struggling to get things done, a chance to relax and reflect could be exactly what you need.
Taking a break could be just the thing you need to get your motivation back on track…
“Even a few minutes away from your computer can help you unwind. This is also a great way to recover a sense of perspective, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand.”
I hope that you get motivated to purpose your purpose and dreams.
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– Moses Oruaze Dickson