Yes, I know. Poor Monday has received a bad rap. It is the day lucky people have to drag into work after a weekend that went by too quickly.
But what do you gain from dreading the day?
If you want to have a good day, do it! Your mindset will determine the outcome.
Here are some tips to motivate you on Mondays!
- Stay positive. Positive thinking can reduce stress tremendously! So check your negativity at the door.
- Look at how you react to situations. Are you turning small things into catastrophes? Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. Take control of your reactions and you will drive the result.
- Know your “Why?” Whatever it is that you are struggling to stay motivated with…what is your end game? Why are is this job, relationship, workout plan, nutrition program, etc important to YOU? Dig deep into that “Why?” Don’t just stop at “I need to earn money” or “I want to lose weight.” Your “Why?” should have details and an emotional connection to you in order to keep you motivated and on the right path.
- Live outside of your comfort zone. Your comfort zone is not a good or bad thing…it is your natural state. But if you always live in your comfort zone, you never get the opportunity to try new things and experience more from life. And life is too short to have regrets. This doesn’t mean you need to sky dive out of an airplane or climb Everest.
Start small. Make a list of 5 things that make you uncomfortable but interest you and try them. Trying new veggies and fish are always on my list. Some I like, some I don’t. But I will not know until I try!
Have a happy Monday and go conquer your day! Share your Monday Motivation tips in the comments.