Happy Monday! Today is the corporate edition of Christmas, so I am enjoying a rare day off. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays; I really love the festive atmosphere that takes over at this time of year.
Even though I’m not at work today, normally, Monday is the starting line of a long race. I still don’t like Monday’s too much, but with these organizational tricks, I feel like the week is manageable, at least for a few hours!
Update my calendar – I keep a calendar on my work email, but I also have a planner in my work bag at all times, and I like to write out my entire week and see what I’ll have to deal with. It’s a great way to bring things to the front of your mind and prepare for the week ahead.
Schedule ‘Me Time’ – I love going to the gym, but sometimes it can be hard to get motivated. I go on my gym’s website and pick a few classes to go to and then pencil them into my schedule so that I have to go!
Make lists – I love lists. It feels really good to check things off and visualize your sense of accomplishment. I make at least one to-do list every day.
Plan ahead – This can mean anything from checking the weather forecast to envisioning my outfits for the week!
Leave Some Room – When I can help it, I never want a week to be too jam-packed. I like to be able to grab dinner with a friend or take a long shower and go to bed early. Life rarely goes as planned; it’s good to have a little wiggle room for when curveballs come your way!
How do you start your week? It’s the last one of the year, we’re almost at a fresh start… Love, Me