Carry a power-bank to work on Mondays
Contrary to popular belief – I have found most achievers actually look forward to Mondays. The feeling is like that of athletes or racing drivers who are rearing to go after a rest break. They are usually bubbling with ideas for the week and an over-flowing ‘to do’ list.
However, often, somewhere along the week the excitement tends to taper a bit. Some even have attacks of a “mid-week” burn-out syndrome.
This can be due to simple fatigue from the going becoming tough or if things do not turn out the way they had planned it at the start.
It is a good idea, therefore, to carry a few ‘battery recharge’ items — when one sets out for the week. I like to compare them with “power-banks” that we use to recharge phones — when run out of ‘juice’ from over-use during the day.
Here are some ideas for your consideration:
- Start the week with a good turn. It not only puts us in a generous, unselfish and positive frame of mind but is also a reminder that there is enough in our kitty to light up someone else’ life. This could simply be a call or mail to someone from the past — who made a difference to your life in some way — you haven’t reached out for a while or simply writing out a cheque for a charity.
- Plan a mid-week quiet lunch by yourself to take stock of the week and course corrections if required or capture a new brain-wave. A visit to a library or a book-store can be amazingly therapeutic as well.
- Those who have the luxury can think of a Wednesday morning or late afternoon game of golf on Wednesday. (Those who are luck enough to play golf everyday may actually think of taking a break from the game on Wednesdays);
- If you are living away from your parents — a visit or a long call with Mother or Dad can be hugely soul-satisfying;
- Or plan a “non-working” lunch with an old friend or mentor just to catch up on life.
And, finally — if you can’t think of anything better, set up an appointment with your Coach. Seriously ::))