How do you feel on Monday mornings?

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It's Monday morning. Your alarm goes off. What's the first thing that comes into your mind? How do you feel? Are you running a to-do list through your head? Are you thinking you didn't get enough sleep? Are you feeling guilty that you snoozed too many times? 

Since I started my business in 2014, Monday mornings didn't "suddenly get magical." I could no longer blame the company or the boss or the work environment anymore. It was all me, and with that came great power...and yes, great responsibility. 

"Holy sh*t, it's ALL on me now.

These words came up like a wave every Monday morning and terrified me. Monday mornings became a symbol of my potential, my commitment, my drive, my joy, my purpose. Some weeks that was all definitely too much to handle. It got easier over time. With a new week, came new possibilities. What would I create this week? How would I move forward with my goals?

Here are some strategies I used to actively believe in myself and start Mondays with an open heart and excited to get things done: 

  • Remember your WHY: Why did you start this in the first place? That sense of purpose will carry you through thick and thin with your business. 

  • Ground yourself: What do you need to ease into your day? Is it stretching? A quiet cup of coffee? Time at your altar? Make time and space for that morning ritual. 

  • Get moving: I make sure I work out right after I drop off my son at school on Monday mornings. I know there's science behind this making you feel good. Trust me. It works. 

  • Get clear: What do you want to accomplish this week? What 1-2 big things will you get done each day this week? The rest is a bonus. 

  • Find your joy: You're setting the mood for your whole week! So wear that bright red lipstick, sing in the car, dance in your living room, and make yourself a really good breakfast. Whatever brings you joy, make room for it.  

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