It's not like they are always fun. Sometimes weekends aren't restful, which makes for some super-sleepy Mondays. Sometimes your alarm doesn't go off, you realize you forgot to put your clothes in the dryer, or you spill your coffee before you get your first sip! *GASPPPPP*
But those things are just little nuisances. And even when the hiccups come, Mondays have the potential to be a grand, fresh start. So, with that being said, there are a few things we need to put on reset each Monday.
Reset Your Mind
No more of this "I can't" crap. No more thinking you can't accomplish your goals for the week. And no more believing the lies in your head.
Reset Your Words
There's no space for negative talk if you want the beginning of each week to be a fresh start. So as you are trying to rid the negative from your mind, don't allow those thoughts to escape your lips, either. Don't talk about how "inadequate" or "incapable" you are. Those things are not true, but speaking them means that you are still entertaining them and letting them linger. No bueno. Just stop.
Reset Your Priorities
It's easy to get priorities mixed up after a busy week. It's easy to forget what matters most when we are burdened with stress. But at the beginning of each week, we truly need to reset our priorities by remembering what matters most. If you struggle to do this, take a few minutes to make a list. Leave it somewhere that you'll see it and when you need to be reminded of what matters most, it'll be right there for you.
Reset Your Diet
We all function better when we are eating well and taking care of our bodies. So avoid starting your Mondays with fried, greasy foods. A good, healthy breakfast to start your day (along with coffee, of course) will push you nearer to a good day.
Reset Your Self-Care
Guess what...I think I know how your week goes: Work hard. Work hard. Work hard. Exhaustion. Work hard some more. Crash.
If that's you, I commend your hard work, but I have to tell you, if you want success and you want to truly reset your Monday, you have to allow yourself some care. You have to be willing to give yourself a little bit of something each day that recharges you. If you don't do that, you are making life way harder than it has to be.
Resetting our Mondays will require discipline and may be a challenge at first, but it is totally possible and extremely rewarding. Let's work at it today, and make resetting our Mondays a habit.