Ahh another Dreaded Monday? Or is it going to be a Magical Monday for you? How this week turns out for you will depend solely on the lenses you choose to wear. Perspective is the art of looking out for the opportunities in all situations.
Mondays present a blank canvas; neither good nor bad. Neutral is what it really is. But Monday and the rest of the week can be truly Magical if you do the following.
Here are 3 practical ways to ensure you start your week right:
1. EMBRACE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE: A positive and confident attitude sets the tone for what could become a Magical week ahead. Being positive opens you up to opportunities. Believing you will have a great week works like magic. I have found that those who walk with a spring in their steps into the office on a Monday, those who have a sunny disposition, those who have an ignited greeting on their lips for colleagues, manage to set the tone for true magic.
2. ACTIVELY SEEK OUT OPPORTUNITIES: Whether you are an employee or a business owner, this week, remember to be like a lioness looking out for its next meal. Your senses should be highly charged, ready to embrace new opportunities for growth, for solving new problems or for attracting new business.
Just by mentally or even verbally saying to yourself: “I am seeking new opportunities and will find them”, you increase your chances significantly.
Try reviewing all your previous week’s work and look for new ways of serving your company or clients better. You will feel creative and energised.
3. CLARITY IGNITES PEAK PERFORMANCE: I know I say this all the time, but no better time than the middle of the month to remember, that without clarity of purpose, you will achieve nothing. Lack of a clear list of goals for the week is the main reason many dread Mondays. Just by clarifying what you want to achieve, outlining who you need to help you, defining what aspects need to be delegated, and which ones are the most important, you ignite a peak performance state of mind and become unstoppable.
Finally, remember to take out time during the day to CELEBRATE your wins. As you recognise new opportunities, say well done to you. As you tick off each goal/task on your list, give yourself a pat on the back.
Have a truly Magical Week people. Let’s make Monday Magical, not dreaded.
PS: Remember even if things aren’t going as smoothly as you would like; pull out your drawers and choose your “look on the bright side lenses”. It always works.