For many people, Mondays are the least favorite day of the week. But for those who seize the opportunity, Mondays can be the start of a brand new fulfilling week for you personally and professionally. If you want to be successful and live the life you dreamed of, you can’t loathe any day of the week—it’s all about the way you look at it.
Do you think that people like Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey or Richard Branson phone Mondays in? In order to get where they are at now, they have to give each and every day their all–and that includes Mondays.
Start by turning that frown upside down, and lead your week into greatness. If you start your week off with a positive mindset, you are sure to have a good week.
We’ve got 5 ways to have a happy and productive week that we would like to share. This will help you not only start your week off on a good note, but will help you tap into your potential.
#1 Have a Blueprint
Starting your week out with a list of tasks and goals you want to accomplish will give you direction and leadership to help you get it done. Make it a habit of working on your to-do list blueprint on Sunday evenings, and allow it to work as a guide for you through the week. Have the list available on your smartphone, tablet, and in your workspace at home and at work. The more you see the list, the more likely you are to tackle it like a pro, crushing it by the end of the week.
#2 Ban Negativity
Don’t allow negative thoughts, feelings, or energy to invade your space. Before your Monday gets underway, make a mental note of harmful things or people who don’t contribute value to your life or bring you down, then ban them from your week. You can then redirect this energy to something that can make a positive impact on your life.
#3 Happiness Helpers
Start your week off by surrounding yourself with those in your circle that bring you joy, words of encouragement, and make your smile. Tap into these happiness helpers to help fuel you to be the best person you can be.
#4 Be Realistic
Sometimes unhappiness is fueled by placing unrealistic expectations on yourself and others. When it doesn’t turn out the way we want it, stress and sadness can come into play. So remove that by being honest with yourself and what you can accomplish for the week. And when you over-perform, then it’ll be an even better week!
#5 Consistency is key
With anything, repeated positive behavior to counteract negative behavior is key. Instead of being all over the place, be laser focused. Why try to do 100 things okay when you can do 30 really well? Those 30 are the core of your performance and can set you up to be able to do more and more as time goes on. Allow yourself to multitask, but be strategic with the things you choose to do with your time.
Happiness and productivity are nourished when we not only put in the work, but do so with a carefully designed strategy to help us learn and grow. Here’s to us all having a happy and productive week!
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