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What do you think is the most important day of your week?
Some of you would say Sunday. For those of us who are spiritual type people, historically, at least in American Christianity, Sunday is considered a day of rest for worship and thanking God for his blessings.
Maybe you said Saturday because it’s your day off, and you are part of the 87% of people who can’t stand their jobs. Maybe you said Wednesday because the weekend is in sight!
I have two answers.
Today is the most important day. John Maxwell’s book “Today Matters” is a must read!
Actually, the most important day of your week is Monday!
You might be thinking, “Monday? I hate Mondays!” You shouldn’t. It’s the most important day of your week productivity wise because this is the day that actually can set the tone for the rest of your week! Just like the first hour of your day sets the tone for the rest of the 18 hours you’re awake, Monday sets the tone for the week! Metaphorically, Monday represents the first day of your work week. So if you have Thursday, Fridays off, the Saturday is the first day of your work week. So think of it that way.
If we can get our Monday right, somehow the rest of the week just follows. The results will speak for them selves when time is taken to plan out Monday. Whatever it is that we want from the week, it will be so much easier to keep up the good work for the rest of the week if the focus is placed on making it happen on Monday.
The benefit of setting up the perfect Monday has many effects. Here are two of them
First, it creates a success plan for the week and second, it relieves stress and you get more done because you are intentionally setting up your goals for the week.
Getting Monday right is one of the most motivational things you can do. Make a note of the things that you would like to do and achieve each Monday to set yourself up for a week of success. You might like to include diet, exercise and ‘me’ time as well as professional goals like specific meetings or reports that you need to complete. Again, make sure that the plan that you have created for your perfect Monday is achievable. When you are comfortable with your plan for a perfect Monday, write it down and put it somewhere where you will see it regularly. It might be your fridge, your diary, your bathroom mirror or all three. Make sure you commit to achieving the goals that you have set for yourself each Monday – if you set yourself up for success at the beginning of the week, you will find that the rest of the week follows.
I’m going to tell you how to set up your Monday which sets up your week tell you my Monday morning routine and then tell you about a cheat sheet that I use every week And actually every day!
I use 3 apps throughout the day.
I start with devotion, prayer writing etc.
Then I look at my to-do list. I’m okay if I didn’t get everything done from the week before.
I organize what day I need to complete those and anything else I want to get done. I have a whole process for that, just go to the show notes at toddstocker.com. Download my free productivity cheat sheet.