I can give you every short and long answer but the truth is sometimes you just have to sit in it. Today I set my alarm early, planned to read, immediately check emails but also did myself a favor and DID NOT sign up for my Pilates class. What actually happened is I could barely move until 8, did read The Daily Stoic, made a chai latte and somehow made it out the door. I had a headache by 11 and wanted to go home mid afternoon. There are days when you just can't fight the funk.
Whether you're running your own business or working for someone else, go easy on Mondays but also set yourself up for success. Here are a few tips that help me not want to crawl in a hole first thing in the morning...
+Pick out your outfit the night before. This small step will actually help you get a little creative with what you're wearing. I usually end up pairing something together I wouldn't have if I was in a rush.
+Pack a lunch and drink water. This saves time, money and keeps you healthy. I love waking up knowing I have snacks ready to go. I love a stocked fridge and I need to be grazing at all times and you cannot be a productive human if you are hungry or thirsty.
+ Be mindful of what you need to get through the day. What does that look like? Is it your favorite coffee while you get ready or the tv on in the background while you get ready? Do you need more time to charge up or are you an out the door and on the go kind of girl? Write it down.
+Write down 5 things you HAVE to do like check emails, plan out a social media post, check your inventory, clean your room and pick up dry cleaning. Typically the 5 things are the things that HAVE to get done before anything else moves. As Lash Artists our days look different and things are constantly being added to our to fo lists. It can send me into a panic when I think of what I want to do and have to do.
+Make another list for long term to-dos and don't even look at it until everything else above is done.
*If you have SPOTIFY go download the "Dearlashlove" playlist and get to work. I can't explain the vibe but it's music I love through and through.