National Thank God It’s Monday Day is recognized each year on the first Monday in January. This day was created to celebrate all things that will occur on a Monday in the upcoming year, such as; a new job, promotion, birthdays, holidays, vacations, etc. This is also a day, which starts out the first full week of the new year, to look ahead with real hope, energy, enthusiasm, and excitement for all things to come in the next 12 months.
LID Publishing have put together their best tips on how to celebrate it being Monday rather than dreading the first day of the week. Kick out the Monday blues and say Thank God It’s Monday with our top tips!
Wake up 10 minutes earlier
Take your routine slow and ease yourself into the week by starting as you mean to go on with a relaxed mindset.
Make someone’s day
Random acts of kindness go a long way. Whether it is offering to make someone a tea or collecting their printing, the little things help. Not only do they make you feel better, but they also are likely to be returned to you – win, win.
Make more of your commute
Setting yourself up so that the start to your day is as stress-free as possible is key. Try listening to a podcast, calming music or reading a book to get your brain working and creativity flowing.
Suggested podcasts – LID Radio Podcast – focuses on current trends and features conversations with some of the brightest minds, top experts and influencers in the area of business, entrepreneurship, smart thinking, and personal development. It is the podcast of choice for those seeking practical advice, smart solutions, and information to achieve success in their professional and personal lives.
Suggested books – view LID Publishing’s collection of titles for your commute reading inspiration.
Walk as much as possible
Make a resolution to walk part or the whole of your journey to work if possible. It is a great way to clear your head, get some fresh air and wake you up ready for the start of a new week at work.
Plan, but not too much
Studies have shown that 40% of your working week is taken up by unplanned events and projects. So leave your schedule open to these unplanned tasks and you won’t be kicking yourself at the end of the week for not completing everything. It also makes your Monday more relaxed when you only have half a to-do list compared to normal!
If you are looking to kick start your week and make Monday’s better, why not try The Smart Strategy Book by Kevin Duncan.
A strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim, and there are many areas in business where a decent strategy will be of value. A strategy is not complex, but it can be hard, because of the pain of having to make choices.
In this practical guide, bestselling author Kevin Duncan offers intelligent and quick solutions to tricky business issues through smart strategic thinking and action. He provides 50 smart ideas to help you arrive at your solution (and present it in a way that everyone can understand!).
Smart strategic thinking for easy and quick solutions – the latest book from bestselling author Kevin Duncan
- Part of the bestselling Concise Advice series – stylishly presented (with diagrams and illustrations) and easy to understand and apply.
- How to use strategy in a smart and efficient way to solve problems and issue in business.
- Written by the author of the bestselling The Diagrams Book.
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