"Thank God it's Monday.""
How often do you hear people say that?
My guess is not often, if at all.
How often do YOU wake up Monday morning with a "TGIM" mentality?
The reason I have grown to actually enjoy Mondays over time is that its the
day I get to start executing on a new week's set of habits.
It's not a "this week I will be motivated" type of thing.
Or "I need to have better willpower to improve myself this week."
Motivation & willpower might work for a short period of time.
Days, maybe weeks, or a couple months if you are lucky.
What will work for years to come is having structure, systems, and
That way you know week-to-week your self-improvement is a given.
One of my favorite Monday morning activities is to convert the groceries I
got over the weekend into my daily lunchtime salad.
All it takes is 30 minutes and a set of 5 plastic salad containers with
dividers & sections to keep the ingredients separate and fresh for the
My protein topper is already prepped in the freezer from weeks ago and just
needs a quick trip through the microwave to heat up.
Each day this week at work it does not matter how the day is going.
I will have a healthy, protein-packed lunch ready to go in less just a
There's no worry about scrambling to get some food which will likely end up
with something terrible.
At first you might think that there's no way to set aside any time on a
Monday morning (or Sunday evening) to do such an activity.
Almost like it's "wasting time."
1) Start thinking about these activities as "investments" of your time,
where you are investing in a healthier future you.
2) That one 30-minute salad prep session is really 6 minutes/per day when
spread out. A "quick" trip to the cafeteria, some place around the corner,
or even the vending machines is going to take at least that much time.
So, if you are going to be spending that amount of time each week figuring
out your ad-hoc lunch schedule, why not re-invest it into something that's
GUARENTEED to provide you a healthier option every, single, day?
That's just one example of a system I like to use.
It might not be for you, but hopefully it gets your creative juices flowing