Mondays have always got a bad rap. In fact, it’s such a tough day of the week that it now has its own hashtag #MondayMotivation to help people start the week on a positive note.
Although dreaded by many, Mondays are when your motivation and willpower are at their peak. Assuming you got some good R&R over the weekend, you should be energized and ready to take on a new day, new week and new recovery goals.
Here are few ways you can make the most of this oft-dreaded yet crucial day of the week:
- Set your alarm a few minutes earlier. This will give you a few extra minutes to do something you enjoy in order to ease into the week. Some ideas: meditate, go for a brisk outdoor walk, make yourself a healthy breakfast or scroll social media for an inspirational quote to start your day.
- Call a friend. Picking up the phone and connecting with a trusted friend can be the perfect break in your day. You’ll likely have a much-needed laugh (or two) and you can motivate one another to have a great Monday and week ahead.
- Set one goal. As you sip your morning tea or coffee, make a point to set one personal goal that really excites you. For example, trying a new type of exercise or reading a book that’s been on your list. Make it a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.
- Do an act of kindness. Doing something nice for someone else – whether buying a friend a cup of coffee or writing a thank-you text to someone who has supported your recovery – is a great way to set the tone for the week and make the day better for at least two people.
Motivation Mondays at Makana Path
We put together a few articles and inspirational quotes for Motivation Mondays for families and alumni to help start the week right. Visit our site to learn more how Makana Path can help you or someone you love make lasting recovery a reality. Call today: 866-905-4550.