I was going to start this post by quoting an old Boomtown Rats song. However, after a search brought up this disturbing story about the song’s origins (link removed due to copyright concerns), I decided that wasn’t quite the direction I wanted to go in.
I don’t really hate Mondays. However, I do sometimes have a hard time getting into the swing of things. That’s true for people at many office jobs, but it’s a little tougher when you’re working at home.
To get moving on Mondays, I set one goal for the day. Just one. And I’ll sometimes provide a little incentive, like ordering in dinner or ordering a movie on pay-per-view later. I don’t usually have to resort to an incentive, but it sometimes helps to ease me out of the weekend.
Don’t get me wrong. I frequently do a LOT more than one thing on Mondays. But I find having just one goal takes the pressure off.
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