Got a case of the Mondays?
I suffer from this debilitating malady most weeks. There is no cure.
(As Sheldon would say, that's a lie. You could win the lottery, quit your job, and move to a nice island somewhere with lots of people attending to your every need. That would cure you!)
Since I am unlikely to win the lottery, I had to find an effective treatment instead.
Being miserable every Sunday - dreading Monday's inevitable arrival - was not working for me.
I found a solution in the form of a Monday Morning Plan.
How to Make a Monday Morning Plan
1. Get comfortable.
Grab you planner or notebook, a cup of coffee, and your favorite pen. You are probably making this plan on a Sunday night, so make it a pleasant experience.
2. Face the blank page.
I use daily planner page (just cut out of a cheap bound daily and hole punch) for my daily docket, but you can use a blank sheet of paper, graph paper, or lined paper. You can use a notebook or a planner. The important part here is that you have one page dedicated to your daily plan.
I put mine right inside my weekly spread.
3. Copy appointments from your calendar to your daily docket.
Notice that I do a slash (/) when I've copied the appointments from the monthly calendar spread and a X once the day actually passes.
4. Add tasks that you must do and tasks that you should do.
I use two different lists.
Here's an inside look at the details of my plan!
5. Make a list of what needs to leave the house with you.
I call it my prep list.
6. Plan a menu.
If you have a weekly menu plan, just jot it from there.
7. Set out clothes and bags for tomorrow.
I use an errands tote for errand days, work tote, and my purse. If I am working out, I might set out extra.
8. Do any last minute items that will make tomorrow go smoother.
Tonight, for example, I prepped tomorrow's lunch and tucked it into the fridge.
9. Open your plan on the counter near your handbag.
I call this area my Launch Zone. My purse, totes, and planner wait here for the morning rush. I also put out my water bottle and my coffee cup. Never forget your coffee!
Read a book. Watch some Netflix. Drink some cocoa or hot tea.
Do whatever will get your mind off of going in to the office tomorrow!
Bookmark these 10 steps and start using them every night. It will rock your world - even on Mondays.
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