Welcome to the fourth post in the Createyou86 August Blog Series Secrets of the Organized Planner & Blogger. This is the last post in the planner part of this series. Do we ever really think about why Monday's are so crazy for us?
Think about your Monday schedule for a few minutes, maybe even take a few minutes to write it down. When we wake up on a Monday morning we are still feeling the effects of the weekend. Maybe you went to bed later than normal on Saturday night, and spent Sunday just relaxing. Your body is not recovered. Most business people need to be at work by eight or nine AM. Depending on weather you take a shower at night or in the morning that might mean that you need to wake up 35 minutes to an hour early to take a shower and get ready, get the kid(s) ready for school and off to the bus, head out. Then, maybe you stop for coffee on your way into work, just to get to work to open 40 unread emails, and go to morning meetings. This can even be a Monday morning experience for people who own their own companies or work from home. Just because you work from home doesn't mean that you just get to take it easy. The average entrepreneur works 60+ hours per week. Okay so enough with the facts.....how can you change your manic Monday's?
1.) Don't be manic! Push meetings that can be pushed to Tuesday's so you don't have the added stress of meetings on your Monday morning plate.
2.) Use Monday's for research. Who doesn't like research? This gives you an extra day to get meeting information out of your mind, and organized without the panic of thinking my meeting is Monday morning, and i'm not sure that i have all of the information correct.
3.) Not only can you use Monday's for research, but you can also schedule time to knock out those email's that probably stacked up over the weekend. This probably wouldn't be the first thing on my list, but its relatively stress-less so i would make time for it at some point. Then you have a clean slate for the rest of the week.
4.) Most Importantly TREAT YOURSELF! Monday's suck, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight so get yourself your favorite drink, and morning snack or breakfast, and prepare yourself to hunker down with that treat. It might make your Monday a little bit sweeter!
How do you make your Monday a little less manic? Let us know in the comments below!