Sunday evening is always rather bland. The excitement of the weekend has worn off and the work week is in plain sight. Your head begins to spin with everything you need to do. You struggle to plan out your days in order to get everything done. Sunday night has the potential to fire up the struggle bus for its long, never-ending journey.
We absolutely cannot control the passage of time. Monday will always come at exactly the same time. Keeping this in mind, we can begin to work on what we can control………ourselves.
One thing that I try to keep in mind is that I have made it through so many Monday’s already. Whats another one? I have experienced Monday’s that were sad, happy, easy, stressful, depressing, alarming, fun, and not so fun. Remembering this keeps me level-headed and instills a feeling of confidence that “I can do it”. I also try to remember that a productive week leads to a more rewarding weekend. If I can look back and think “wow I killed it this week”, I am most certainly going to enjoy my Saturday and Sunday much more. Moreover, I don’t only aim to be productive at work, but also on my bike. How many days can I commute this week? Can I squeeze in an extra ride? Maybe I can get one extra mile in after work? and so on. Lastly, I leave room for error and flexibility. You need to realize that curve balls are thrown and life rarely goes to plan. Keeping yourself flexible will only reduce the impact of these curveballs.
So are you going to control your Monday or will you let it control you?
1. Set some goals, both leisurely and professionally (Make your week productive on and off the bike)
2.Don’t hesitate, just go for it.
3. Ensure your goals are attainable and not over the top. Do not set yourself up for failure.
4. Be flexible. Life rarely goes to plan. Be prepared for sudden changes.
5. Ride your ass off!