23 Days of Gratitude | Day 13 - Monday Mornings

It’s my reset button, a fresh start. Monday morning is an opportunity to begin again, after what has most likely been an exhausting weekend. Once the kids are out the door, their messes have been picked up, and I have my coffee in hand, I’m ready to start my week.

I have always purposely designed by schedule so that Mondays are low-key. I don’t teach any classes, and starting this year, I don’t see any students or clients, either. I try to keep my schedule open so that I can devote the day to creative tasks, especially in the morning.

Once my house is quiet, I open my laptop and get to work on the things that have no chance of being done well once afternoon hits, or after the kids go to bed.

Take today, for instance. I tackled the presentation my partner Katey and I are giving later on this week at AMTA national conference, and had it completed just in time for lunch.

I love being able to ease into the week, complete a good chunk of work throughout the day, and by Tuesday, feeling like I already have a good handle on what I need to accomplish for the week.

Monday mornings are the worst part of the week for a lot of people, but I’ve never felt that way…even when I didn’t work for myself full-time. I have always looked for reasons to be excited and reinvigorated even at the start of stressful weeks. Positive mindset is a powerful force, and I’m grateful that I’ve been able to maintain that perspective.

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This post is a part of my 23 Days of Gratitude series. Click here for the full list of posts. Thank you so much for reading and helping me celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving!