Monday Morning Motivation

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    Even though getting out of bed on a Monday morning can feel like an uphill battle, it’s critical to get the week off to a strong start. The tone for a productive and successful week can be set with a positive attitude and a clear mind on the first day of the workweek. Here are some tips to help you get motivated and focused on Monday mornings:

    1. Set your intentions. 
    2. Plan your day. 
    3. Get moving. 
    4. Surround yourself with positivity. 
    5. Celebrate small wins. 

    Set your intentions:
    The process of setting intentions helps to make it more clear what it is that you want to accomplish and provides you with a path to follow for the upcoming week. When you wake up on Monday, set aside some time to think about what you want to get done that week and write down your objectives. This can help to focus your mind and motivate you to take action.

    Plan your day: Taking the time to organize your day in advance can help you feel less stressed and get more done. Create a list of things you need to do and arrange them in order of importance. If you have a detailed plan of action for the day, it will be easier for you to stay on track and prevent you from becoming overwhelmed.

    Get moving:
    Exercising has been shown to improve one’s mood, as well as their energy levels and their motivation. On Monday mornings, you should make it a point to do something to get your body moving, whether that be a brief workout at home, a session of yoga, or a walk outside. Beginning your day with some form of physical activity can help you feel more energized and prepared to take on whatever the day may bring.

    Surround yourself with positivity:
    Keeping yourself surrounded by upbeat and encouraging people can be an effective way to maintain your motivation and improve your mood. You could try reading a quote that will motivate you, listening to a podcast that will inspire you, or connecting with family and friends who will encourage you. Having positive people in your life can help to protect you from the effects of any negative influences and keep you focused on the objectives you have set for yourself.

    Celebrate small wins:
    You can help yourself stay motivated and focused by celebrating your progress and accomplishments, regardless of how big or small they may be. Just stop for a second and give yourself some credit for everything you’ve achieved and how far you’ve come. Recognizing the steps you’ve taken toward achieving your objectives can help you feel more confident and keep you moving in the right direction.

    Getting your week off to a good start by maintaining a constructive mindset and setting specific goals for yourself can make all the difference. Keep in mind that every Monday is a new beginning, and it is entirely up to you to make the most of these opportunities. So take a few moments to catch your breath, think about what you want to accomplish this week, and then get out there and make it happen!

    You can begin your Monday mornings feeling energized and prepared to face the challenges that lie ahead of you by putting these five suggestions into practice. Make the most of every Monday and put yourself in a position to be successful by keeping in mind that having a constructive outlook and well-defined goals can make all the difference.


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    Martin Rowinski, Boardsi CEO
    Martin Rowinski, Boardsi CEO
    Martin Rowinski is a global technology pioneer, executive recruitment expert, and international speaker with 25 years of c-level experience. He is the co-founder and CEO of Boardsi, a SAAS-based executive recruitment firm. Rowinski created and spearheaded their proprietary software that allows companies to effortlessly search for the most qualified Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors from a pool of thousands of top executives across the U.S. and internationally. This software also allows executives to find board positions in highly sought-after companies in a simple, easy, and streamlined process. Boardsi specializes in helping companies build executive boards quicker, easier, and more efficiently in order to achieve exponential growth. Boardsi has also been an industry leader in curating a national private network for c-level executives. Rowinski is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, The Corporate Matchmaker, and has been featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, FastCompany, NASDAQ, Bloomberg, CEO Today and The Marquis Who's Who (2022 - 2023).