If you’re like me, you plan a hundred things to do over the weekend and then get about 30 of them done…
I get a little over excited about having two days of free time that I over plan and make my to do list a bit too unrealistic.
Feeling a bit behind before the week even starts like me today? Here are five things to do every Monday to make sure you’re on tract for a productive week!
1. Balance your checkbook
You went out for happy hour, went shopping, and tried out a new trendy place for brunch… chances are you spent some money this weekend! Make sure every Monday you know exactly where your bank account stands.
2. Review your work calendar for the week ahead
Do you have late client meetings this week? Any early morning calls? Make sure you know what work commitments you have this week so you can plan and dress accordingly every day.
3. Start with a healthy breakfast
This weekend I was eating crabs, sipping beers, and working out less than usual… Mondays are my days to get back on track with healthy eating! Start out with a delicious but healthy breakfast (Side note: Have you ever tried Noosa? I’m completely obsessed with this yogurt!).
4. Update your to do list
Update your to do list with anything you didn’t get done over the weekend (whoops!) and any new items you want to add! Then, throughout the week, make sure to reference it :)
5. Plan your workouts
Since I’m training for a half marathon, I have to set aside more time than usual for my longer runs. Believe me, if you don’t plan 6 mile runs throughout the week it’s hard/impossible to come up with a free hour to get it done. Plan longer workouts or workout classes with friends in advance so you are ready to go and don’t get off your fitness schedule because of poor planning.
After a busy weekend that was more focused on fun and less on a to do list, it’s important to get back on track Monday morning so you don’t feel behind one second! Plus, I’m headed to Florida on Thursday, so it’ll be a short workweek for me. AKA more planning and work required in a fewer number of days! Eek!
What do you do every Monday morning that helps you feel ready to tackle the week ahead?