After a relaxing weekend away from work, kick starting a new week can sometimes seem to be tough. However, most successful people say that Monday should not just be viewed as a reminder to the five harrowing days of work ahead. Instead, it should be looked upon as a day that brings with it a promise of newer opportunities.
Don’t let the “blues” and the lazy streak deter you from your goal of a fruitful week. Instead, channel your energies to ensure that you make the best of these five working days and achieve what you might have failed with during the previous week.
Here is a time tested formula to help you get back to work after two days of lazing around.
Do some Planning
If you are really thinking of making the most of the week ahead, what you need is a fool proof plan. Go ahead and plan the work properly. Prioritizing tasks based on their urgency and complexities will definitely help. Make sure that you delegate work consistently and strategically among your team members for maximum productivity. Once you have a priority list in place, start from the most important task and work down the list. Refrain from toggling the tasks.
It’s Monday, After All!!
Don’t forget that you are not the only one who is bogged by the first day of the week. All your team members as well as clients feel the blues, just like you do. Give everyone time to settle down and catch up with what they might have left incomplete the previous week. Send important emails and delegate crucial tasks during the second half of the day. This way, you can be assured that all the people are back in the daily grind.
After lounging around and engaging in your favorite pass time over the weekend, your brain and body might not be too happy about returning to work. Pump yourself up physically and mentally with some work out and meditation, first thing in the morning. If you really have to hold a meeting with your team members, give it a nice twist and conduct the meeting, as you walk around your office garden or in a café. After all, your team members may also be feeling low. This slight alteration from routine will give a boost to their dwindling spirits and rev them up.
Do Something Consequential
Is there something that you have been putting off for a while just because you didn’t have the energy to deal with it? Is there a task that can actually work wonders for your business in the coming week? If yes, accomplish this task, first things first on a Monday morning. This accomplishment is all that you would need to channel your energy in the right direction and fill you with the kind of enthusiasm required to deal with the week ahead.
There is no doubt that Monday seems to be the toughest day of the week to face. However, a little planning and perseverance is all that you need to make it the best day of the week. Also a productive one at that. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and channel your work week!!
A mother of two, my dream of building a career came true when I identified my gift for writing. A writer by profession and a bookworm by choice, I love reading, watching movies and listening to old hindi music when I am not working.