Mondays can be tough, but I like to think of them as a fresh start. A chance to hit the reset button and set yourself up for a successful week.
So let's get started! Here's what's on tap for today...
Good Morning! It's Monday, time to start the week off right!
Happy Monday. Mondays have a certain kind of energy. It's a new week and time to take a high level view of the week ahead, review your week ahead and get started!
Take a few minutes to jot down any appointments or meetings you need to attend and don't forget any games or events that are scheduled.
Having a visual reminder will help keep you motivated throughout the week. So today is the perfect chance to set the tone for the rest of your week - think positive, make it happen!
Make a list of things you want to accomplish this week
This week, it's time to make a list of projects you want to accomplish. BUT, before you start this list ... review your weekly notes from last week.
- What worked well?
- What can you celebrate as accomplished? Give yourself some credit where credit is due.
- What could you have done better? Learn from mistakes.
Once you've reviewed your week last week, carry forward anything you need to continue working on this week.
NOW, you can write out the projects you need to work on or complete this week.
- What are some of your goals for this week?
Think about the projects that have been weighing on your mind and commit to crossing them off the list!
Additionally, pick up some healthy habits and set movement objectives for yourself. Exercise is such a great way to feel inspired and energized for the day so why not challenge yourself with an achievable daily goal.
Whether it's running, stretching, yoga or simply walking around the block – move in ways that bring you joy throughout each day. Not just for your body but for your mind too!
Tools and products that motivate me to keep moving forward personally and in my business every day.
Daily Planner - Write it down!
Amazon Basics Daily Planner and Journal
5.8" x 8.25" | Hard Cover | Six Months
EDITORS Note: I'm a self-proclaimed specialist when it comes to day planners. I've developed day planners and tested hundreds over the years. For now, my choice is the Amazon Basics Daily Planner and Journal. I prefer this 5.8" x 8.25" hardcover journal, without dates. It has a monthly calendar, weekly pages and daily pages for six months. You can see it above in my 'outdoor office' setting last summer. Check Today's Price on Amazon HERE - I think you'll like it too!
Set small goals for each day so you don't get overwhelmed
Starting small is the key to success! Instead of getting overwhelmed by your daily tasks and responsibilities, why not break them down into achievable goals?
Setting small, realistic goals for yourself each day will help you focus on accomplishing something, no matter how small.
Laugh - Find Ways to Smile or Chuckle Every Day
Don't Speak! Funny Coffee Mug
12 oz | Glass Mug
Wondering How to Motivate Yourself Today?
There aren't enough people in the world to to give us the pats on the back we deserve, you need to learn how to give yourself a pat on the back.
It can start as small as making yourself a promise today, 'and keeping it!"
When you keep your promise to yourself (whatever it is) you can give yourself an internal 'pat on the back'. Smile and enjoy that second cup of coffee!
You'll feel invigorated every time you reach a milestone, motivating you to push through any difficulty or challenge that arises.
Before you know it, those small daily wins will add up to much larger successes that are both rewarding and satisfying!
And don't forget to reward yourself at the end of each day – after all your hard work, you deserve it!
Wake up earlier and use that extra time to do something productive
A productive morning sets the tone for the rest of your day! Try waking up a bit earlier and using that extra time to do something tangible that gives you a sense of enjoyment and accomplishment.
You can take a short walk, read, practice yoga, write in your journal - it's all about creating positive habits and rituals that give you focus and purpose throughout the day.
Allocating a few minutes every morning to do something of your own choosing will help make your days more meaningful and fulfilling.
Trust me, taking a few minutes each morning for yourself pays off tenfold in terms of the energy you’ll have throughout the day!
Get moving - exercise is a great way to start your day
An early morning workout is the perfect way to kickstart your day and get your body moving.
Exercise can help reduce stress, increase energy levels, and improve overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Whether it’s a lifting session at the gym, a dance class in the studio, or simply going for a walk around your neighborhood, there are always ways to integrate physical activity into your everyday routine.
Urban Poling Nordic Walking Sticks - have saved me from many a fall on my wintery daily walks!
Urban Poling Nordic Walking Sticks, Urban Poles Series 300 – Fitness Edition
Blue & Silver, 1 Pair – For Users 4'2"–6'2" – Lightweight, Aluminum.
EDITOR's NOTE: My morning walking buddy and I have been saved from slips and falls on our winter walks many times over! We highly recommend the Urban Poling Walking Sticks for Fitness and Safety!
EDITORS TIP: Find a couple of walking buddies in your neighborhood. Or drive into town, if you have to, to meet a couple of friends to walk. Establishing a morning walk routine over 30 years ago has made all the difference in my overall health (mental health included). BONUS TIP: We found having 3 walkers, allowed us to stay consistent walking Monday through Friday, if one walker had another commitment, you still had two who could walk. (Watch for more 'walker tips' in future articles) P.S. - We love our Urban Poling Nordic Walking Sticks!
Get motivated and use exercise to jumpstart each day; you’ll be glad you did.
Eat healthy - fuel your body with nutritious foods
Eating healthy lets us all be our best selves! Fuels our bodies with tasty, nutritious food is the perfect way to take care of yourself.
Focusing on making smart choices when it comes to food can go a long way to keeping ourselves feeling energized and ready to take on whatever comes our way.
Mixing in plenty of colorful, nutrient-rich fruits and veggies with lean protein and grains can provide the balance needed to energize your day.
Mmmm Smoothies - a great way to get some extra protein
BELLA Personal Size Rocket Blender,
Perfect for Smoothies, Shakes & Healthy Drinks, Easy Grinding, Chopping & Food Prep | Every Kitchen Needs Good Tools!
Eating healthy means you are taking care of your body in the right way, ensuring that you're getting what it needs while also avoiding putting anything into your system that could be damaging.
If this is your first day, let's make a commitment together to eating healthy this week and feel the positive effects in no time!
Every kitchen needs a personal size blender! Here's a FAV Recipe to get you started (if you already have a rocket blender in your cupboard):
FAV RECIPE (do you love Kale like we do?)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana
- 4 ounces fresh pineapple chucks (or Mango)
- 1/4 cup firmly packed fresh kale leaves, chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut water | or coconut milk
- Add a Protein Powder, if you like for muscle repair, digestion (unflavored)
OR if you prefer a chocolate flavor
FAV RECIPE (like a chocolate iced coffee for the morning)
- crushed ice
- 1.5 c coconut milk (unsweetened)
- 1 ripe avocado (I've replaced the avocado with banana too)
- .5 cup of cold (or cooled) coffee
- Add a Protein Powder, if you like (chocolate)
Blend it all up in your personal sized blender and enjoy!
Good Monday Morning! It's Going to Be a Wonderful Week.
Monday mornings don't have to be dreaded - embrace them and set yourself up for success!
Begin by taking the time to lay out your plans for the week, writing down what you want to accomplish and setting little goals for each day. Once you have a plan of action on paper, get moving.
Make the decision to get out of bed earlier than usual, maybe watch the sun rise, then use those extra minutes to fit something into your day that makes you feel productive.
Exercise is always a great way to start off your Monday morning - movement energizes the mind and body, while eating nutritious food will help fuel you throughout the day.
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Here we go - look up and smile - it's Monday for a whole day, wishing you a day filled with laugher, health and fulfillment, make it count!
Happy Monday - Have a GREAT Week!
Your FavReviews Team
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