Monday, November 15, 2010
It's Monday. The beginning to a new week and a day that most people dread. Instead of thinking about all of the negative things that come along with Monday's, tasks that need to be done, waking up to the alarm clock for another 4 days, and having to go to work or school for an entire week. Think about all of the great things that can be accomplished this week. Look at Monday as a positive beginning to making your life better than its ever been. Try to focus on things that you can do physically, nutritionally, and socially/professionally. Here are some ideas;
Physically- Don't miss a workout this week (actually, that should be a given). Set a physical goal you would like to achieve this week. Try to add weight to a couple compound lifts, do more reps than you normally do, perform a few more sprints than normal, rest less between each sprint, the list goes on and on..... Or you can change things up. If you normally back squat, perform a front squat, instead of a conventional deadlift- perform a sumo or snatch grip deadlift. Whatever you chose to do different, look at it as an improvement. Get in the mindset of getting physically better this week today, and by Friday you will have surpassed your expectations.
Nutritionally- Don't eat anything that you shouldn't (okay, another given). Plan your meals in advance so there is no room for error. If you haven't done so, make sure you have your food shopping done for the week and a few days of food prepared. Try to add a new healthy food to your diet, switch your normal meals up (eggs for dinner???), or try a new recipe to a food you are currently eating. If you make it until Friday without a slip up in your nutritional plan, you will feel more energized and have better outlook on life in time for the weekend.
Socially/Professionally- Smile at a stranger. Hold the door for someone. If someone holds the door for you say "Thank You". Little things can make a big difference in the way you carry yourself throughout the day. Reach out to an old friend you haven't talked to in a while. Make a new friend by striking up a conversation with someone you normally see but haven't exchanged words. Think about way's to make your job more enjoyable. What can you do to make your place of employment better? Think about the good things pertaining to your job each morning this week and go into work with a better attitude, you will accomplish more and the day will go by faster.
This was just a thought going through my mind while I was on my way to work at 5:10am. I've got my mindset right. I'm gonna dominate this week, good things are gonna happen, and everyday is going to be better. I am already off to a good start! What great things are you going to do this week?