10 Steps to Creating Monday Momentum
Jill Koenig, the “Goal Guru”
1. Decide in advance that you are going to have a great week.
Your attitude determines your altitude and it starts right here with the decision. Expect success, expect the best, and be prepared to invest the very best of yourself in everything you do.
2. Define Success more clearly.
Envision exactly what it means to have a great week. Does success mean productivity? Fun? Speed? Quality? Progress? Completion? What elements do you need to create in order to realize your vision this week?
3. Map out your week on Sunday evening.
At first this may seem challenging but after a few tries, you will be in awe of how easy it is to set yourself up for success.
Here are some questions to get you started:
– What are your priorities for the week?
– What are the essentials you absolutely must accomplish and in what order of importance?
– What do you need to do this week to meet your Goals for the month, for the year?
4. Schedule your actions and priorities into your calendar so that you know when you will do them.
5. Create measures of accountability.
Are you motivated by pain or pleasure? Does it light a fire under your posterior to know there is a fun reward at the finish line for doing what you promised or are you more motivated by the pain of having to pay for NOT doing it? Determine your own personal rewards you will enjoy for following through on your commitments and what penalties can you impose on yourself if you don’t? Bring in a friend or peers for extra reinforcement. Having someone to hold you accountable will keep you honest and give you an extra edge. There is nothing like succeeding or failing in front of an audience. You can raise the bar on this as high as you need to.
6. Go to bed early Sunday evening.
Stretch or meditate prior to bedtime. You will feel more rested when you wake up and you will have energy, vigor and enthusiasm to begin your day. There’s nothing as energizing and momentum building as arising with clarity, getting a jump on the day and being ahead of schedule, rather than feeling like you’re behind schedule or playing catch up.
7. On Monday morning rise a little earlier, get in a quick workout
Even if it’s just a 15 minute walk or ride on the exercise bike. Wake up your brain and get those endorphins flowing. You will burn more fat, feel GREAT and get it out of the way so you’re free to move on to other things.
8. Eat a healthy breakfast.
This will provide you with the fuel to tackle your top priorities. (planning your week in advance means planning your meals in advance if you want to be super productive, energized and stay away from fast foods, which are a huge energy drain) What you put into your mouth has a direct effect on your productivity, efficiency and mental clarity.
9. Listen to one hour of an empowering audio program
while you’re working out and eating breakfast. This will help you with the mental motivation and get you going with the right attitude. I recommend http://www.TheTimeCommandments.com
10. At the end of each day and the end of each week, review what you did or didn’t do.
Make adjustments where necessary and keep building on your strengths and celebrating your successes. Have fun and remember that small improvements add up over time. Imagine how much more clarity, motivation and achievement you will experience after growing and improving consistently for 52 weeks!
Jill Koenig, the “Goal Guru” http://www.GoalGuru.com