In my last post, I talked about why I love Friday. As a follow up to that, I thought this post was appropriate. 3 reasons why I love Monday.
It’s the start of the week and I’m sitting here in my office with sparkles in my eyes. Yeah, corny I know, but absolutely true. Monday is one of my favorite days of the week because the possibilities are endless for the week. I work from home and after the weekend has ended, Monday signals the beginning of my work week and as a result, I end up working more on Monday than I do any other day of the week.
Here’s why I love Monday (and why you should too)
Monday is #1
Not in the sense that it won a race and came in first, but it is the first day of the new week. Think about it as a new beginning cause it is. Businesses reopen. Everyone is rested from the weekend. It’s #1! I love Monday because I always get so much done after slacking around all weekend and having fun.
It’s a great time to start projects
If you’ve spent your weekend partying or resting, Monday is the day to begin a new project. I usually start scripts or chapters of books on Monday because it’s when I’m the most rested and usually raring to go. The first day of the week is my powerhouse day for writing so I take advantage of it whenever I can.
It’s a great day to look forward
Not only is it a great day to start a project, it’s a great day to make plans for your week or month or whatever. The start of the week is when I chart out my week of writing and other work related duties. I sometimes like to figure out what I’m going to do for the weekend too. Planning usually takes up a good chunk of my time on Monday and I look forward to it every week. I make plans to write, work out and do what I need to do to keep my life and business in order.
So that’s why I love Monday.
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It’s been a busy month to stay the least over here. Busy and fun. I turned 43, my living room is nearly finished and I’m back to writing everyday again.
Now the month is over and it’s time to close out November and get ready for December and all the frivolity that only comes this time of the year. I’m not a huge Christmas fan, but I do like this time of year. I love it cause I like to look back at the following 11 months and see what I’ve accomplished and experienced, good and bad. I also love it because it’s the time of the year that I spend dreaming up my big dreams and goals for the year ahead.
Now it’s interesting that I didn’t always do that, plan. I have always been a sort of fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants sort of gal, flitting from one project to another, one job to another or whatever. I guess I am a bit like a butterfly in that respect.
But anyway…..planning. I used to hate it. Now I can’t live with out planning.
Planning and setting goals is sooo important. I always thought that it was enough to have my goals and plans in my head. It wasn’t enough though because I never got shit done. I would accomplish some things, but other things would get forgotten and well….that’s no fun.
So that’s where I am at today. Planning my December. Working on a huge project at the time that involves creating a planner for 2016 that I can use throughout the year (and will eventually be selling), writing a book, and working on the house. It’s a beautiful thing and
It’s in the plan!
What’s in your plan today? Do you have one? How do you feel about planning and goal setting?
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Is it really September already? Damn! Where has this year gone already? I swear it was just like January 1st and now it’s September 1st!
The start of a new month. A new beginning.
I love the first day of the month. Why, do you ask? Well, it gives me an excuse to look back on the previous month and see what I’ve accomplished. I find such great pleasure in looking back a bit and saying, WOW! Lookee what I did!! (or didn’t do ha ha). I spend part of the day writing down the statistics from my websites and blogs. I do a monthly money inventory. I journal what worked and didn’t work for the previous month. I update my business notebook…and I celebrate. All of it. Both the successes and the failures.
The other big pleasure I get from the first day of the month is goal setting and planning. Actually, I really love love goal setting and planning. I get out my journal and write what I want for the next 30 days. I let myself dream big and then I write them out like a movie as if they’ve already happened. I get out a piece of paper and put the really big goals in giant letters or numbers and I color it in. I hang that by my desk where I can see it everyday.
You’re probably wondering why I do this like clockwork at every start to every month and why I love it so much! Here’s why:
If you don’t have a map of where you are going, how will you know how to get there or when you get there?
Goal setting and planning is like your virtual map. It’s also a really great concrete way to keep your goals and dreams at the forefront of your mind and heart. Oh, and the Universe likes it too cause it’s shows that you are seriously about what you want. Writing it down makes it even that more powerful. Also, did you know that the most successful people in the world write down their goals everyday? Yes, everyday! A good place to start if you aren’t used to writing down your goals is with monthly goal setting.
I challenge you to try setting some goals for this month and writing them down. Put them in a notebook or make a small poster type sheet that you can hang by your desk or workspace.
Write down three things you’d like to accomplish this month.
Imagine that you already have them. Play this visualization in your mind like a movie and write it in your journal.
Make a Goal Sheet that you hang by your desk or work space. Keep it simple and make it fun!
Track your results as the month goes by.
You’ll be surprised by how much this simple act can profound your life.