Monday Journal Prompts
I like to start my Monday mornings slow. I am a big believer in the idea that the start of my week is a sign for how the rest of the week is going to go, so as much as I can (sometimes the bed monster is really aggressive on a Monday morning) I take the time to set the week off on the right note. If my Monday starts in a rush I feel like a hot mess for the rest of the week. No bueno.
I am obsessed with journaling. The act of sitting down, taking some time to not be on a screen, and to put my thoughts on paper feels so delightfully nostalgic. It reminds me of being in elementary school with one of those plastic diaries with a lock and key where I would write about things like recess or peeing my pants. I like to think that my journaling habits have evolved slightly. The combination of a strong cup of coffee, a completed workout, and a successful journal session makes me feel like I can destroy my week as well as Beyonce. After all, guys, she is operating with the same hours in a day as the rest of us.
I start each Monday with the same journal prompts to help me visualize the week ahead. It helps me become aware of what I have to prepare for, what I'm going to need, and what I need to be successful/not a hot mess. I also usually use this time to make to-do lists for the week, look at my calendar, and write down any extra motivation that I think I'm going to need. I let my journal sessions be guided by how I'm feeling each day, but I always spend a little extra TLC on my Monday morning sessions. They're just the best.
Monday is a very eye-roll-worthy day. Even if you really love your job/life/whatever, it can be daunting to get pumped to do that shit all over again, you know? I've found that planting things on Mondays that I am really excited for helps. Like Monday journal sessions. Or maybe a really good yoga class. Or a donut. Always a donut.
Do you have Monday rituals that help get you excited for your week? Are you obsessed with journaling or am I flying solo?
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Wishing you a magical, inspiring, and badass week ahead friends!
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