Wipe those weary eyes, it's time to make your Monday’s work for you.
Choose to make today an opportunity for you to set yourself up well for the week. To set out what you want to achieve and when. Start to form new productive habits, and find the balance between your working and social life by learning new ways to manage your time. Here's the how:
1: Start a Bullet Journal
Trust me, this isn’t just any journal. This has transformed the way I work and the productivity of my clients too. I promise you’ll never look back, plus you can do it at home for free. The bullet journal layout changes the way you see your time and the work that you do, helping you to prioritise what really matters to you.
It takes five minutes to watch the video, and another couple to create your own but trust me, it's worth it. All you need is a notepad, a pen and a ruler. You can list all of the things you want to achieve by month, week and day. Then allocate them realistically depending on what meetings and other priorities you have on.
2: Get one thing done first thing
We often get in to habits of diving straight in to our emails first thing before we get the chance to step back and prioritise. So start blocking out a meeting time first thing in your diary on a Monday morning every week. Then use that time to get one thing done before opening your emails. It will help you feel on track to start the day, and it will help train your mind to focus on the most important tasks that day.
3: Say no.
Go through your calendar, how many meetings do you need to be at? How many of these meetings even have an agenda? It's time you took back control of your calendar. Just because you have availability in your diary, doesn't mean you have the time to attend every single meeting. When you begin to say no to unplanned, unproductive meetings, you will be able to make more time for the things in life that matter to you. Like socialising!