Today’s post is all about giving you a little Sunday motivation to do something productive this week.
At times we can feel stressy or anxious because our weekend flew by and now, we have to start all over again.
Instead of feeling down, let’s reframe things a bit and get excited about the possibilities that this week can bring.
…And yeaaah I don’t live under a rock and I know it ain’t easy to just get excited about something that doesn’t exist, so I wanted to highlight a few ways that can give you a boost or at least a little inspiration to get you started.
4 best Sunday motivation boosters for the week ahead…
#1: Think about what your goals are for next week .
What will you be leaving the office with by Friday.
Once you have an answer to that question, write it down on a piece of paper and put in somewhere you’ll see it often this week (e.g., near the computer or even on the fridge).
Once you can visually see your goal each day, you’ll be less likely to skip out on your work and take the necessary action to do what needs to be done.
See your goals often and visualize it in your head.
#2: Write out a list of tasks that need to be accomplished this week. (breaking your big goal down into smaller, manageable tasks)
Spend a few minutes to write out the list of tasks that need to be accomplished by the end of next week, and prioritize them in order from most important task (task 1) to least important task (task 5).
Make sure that you assign a deadline for each task so your brain can keep track on what needs to be done by when.
It might sound simple, but you’ll be surprised at how often people fail to do this and then before they know it, they have a huge list of tasks with no sense of urgency and deadlines for each one.
Make sure the most important task is done first so it doesn’t consume your entire week.
Here’s a couple of examples of what I mean:
Task One: Finish sending an email to John [due date: Wednesday by noon.]
Task Two: Email Alison about project update [due date: Tuesday evening by 4:30pm]
Task Three: Prepare presentation materials for Thursday’s meeting [due date: Tuesday afternoon by 2pm]
Task Four: Write an outline for the next post on the company site around the subject of “Influencer Marketing” [due date: Monday evening at 4pm]
#3: Reward yourself after finishing each task.
This could be as simple as doing some stretches, taking a walk outside, giving yourself an ice cream break or taking five minutes out for meditation.
It’s important not to neglect self care when we are busy working hard towards our goals!
Remember: Little things should be celebrated too no matter how big they may seem when compared with other tasks on our lists.
#4: Take the time to do something you enjoy – even if it ’s just for five minutes.
Doing something you enjoy outside of work can be a great way to boost your mood.
Spend quality time with friends or family, go for a walk outside, read your favorite book in the sunshine, or just do something special for yourself.
Best Sunday motivation quotes to get you going into Monday morning…
“The best time for planning a year is last week.” – Author Unknown
This quote reminds us we should never wait until it’s too late before making plans!
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney.
Reminding all dreamers out there that anything is possible and worth pursuing with hard work and determination!
“You miss 100% of shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky.
Whether this was said about hockey or life in general, it always apply to any situation!
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
This quote reminds us that we should never stop learning and growing in our lives, even when considering the worst case scenario of death.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important thing is who we are internally–we can’t forget about ourselves no matter how busy life gets. We need some self care too!
“I am a slow walker,’ said the turtle; ‘but I always get there.” – Author Unknown
It’s not always easy being patient, but we can get to our destination, no matter how long it takes.
“I am not a creature of circumstance.” – Author Unknown
No matter how hard the situation may be, we can always find a way out.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.” – Benjamin Franklin
It’s okay to make mistakes and fail because everything is progress, if you’re learning from them and improving each time.
“To live your life in fear of death…is to live a life denying yourself the privilege of living.” – Dr Seuss
The fear of death should never stop us from doing what we want or following our passions–we only get one shot at this so don’t regret anything later.
Create something every day that will bring you joy or happiness!
Let’s take control of life by doing what brings us joy now so later, when we look back at all of these memories, they won’t be tainted with regret.
“Sunday is your best day. You know you had an amazing week. Take time to recover and think about how you’re gonna kill the next one.” – Author Unknown
Wishing you a productive week!
We hope that these Sunday motivation tips have been helpful in making a plan for the next week.
If they were, we would love to know what your favorite tip was and how it made a difference for you!
Let us know by commenting below so that we can keep giving out more helpful ideas and tips going forward.
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