How to Tackle Mondays as a Business Owner
- June 21, 2021
- Posted by: Funmilola Sanya
- Category: Productivity
Thank God it’s Monday!
That’s really not a common saying, but it is a statement that holds for most business owners and entrepreneurs.
Mondays are great and business owners recognise and value their importance. They usher in new energy, new strength, new opportunities, new goals, and new starts. An employee dreads Mondays, but you will never catch a business owner who is determined to succeed in their endeavors slacking on a Monday. Mondays were made for business owners, you would agree.
But then Mondays aren’t easy, and business owners can have bad Mondays too. Transitioning from the weekend mode to a workweek isn’t a walk in the park, not after you took a break from work during the weekend to relax and have some fun. Here’s how you can get into the Monday mood, and get charged for the remaining days of the week.
A good Monday starts from the last Sunday
A small business owner knows that creating value for each day is essential to a successful business. Think of Sunday as a warm-up for Monday, just like an athlete would warm up their body before their game. If your Sunday was productive, your Monday would be productive as well. So, instead of getting worked up on a Sunday night thinking of how to handle the following day, try getting some quality sleep and enough rest. Don’t spend so much time planning that you get little done. Make use of productive apps that’ll remind you of your tasks and get them done easily.
Don’t just eat, eat well
That means you shouldn’t skip a healthy breakfast on a Monday morning. This advice might sound cliche, but science has proved countless times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In an Inc. article titled “7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs” by Barbara Mendez, she emphasizes the importance of breakfast for entrepreneurs
“Busy entrepreneurs often skip this important meal which can have detrimental effects on focus, concentration, and decision-making abilities.”
Prioritise your tasks
First things first, prioritise. It’s not enough to paste reminders of your to-do lists around your office or even in your house, you must first prioritize your tasks. That’s the step to getting them done. Not prioritising your tasks on your to-do lists can have a demoralising effect on your mental health and can be overwhelming too. You would find clarity, a sense of direction, and purpose when you know what tasks need to be done and when. A good business owner knows the value of time and spends it on essential activities.
Plan your Monday, and then your week
Part of your warm-up for Mondays on a Sunday is planning Monday’s goals in advance. Don’t just lunge into the week with no goals. Have a strategy and map out your schedule for the day. It will help you hit the ground running and get into work as soon as your step into your workspace, and you wouldn’t have to slog through the day aimlessly. Having a good Monday in your business means having set achievable goals for the day and week and also being in control of your schedule.
Starting your Monday right leads to a productive week. How do you get started on a Monday?
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