Monday Motivation has been a popular hashtag on Twitter for years. The idea is to start your week with on a positive note. Many people post quote graphics, with stunning images and powerful quotations. As a blogger, I decided to create a Monday Motivation Worksheet to give me a place to quickly plan out my week with a positive quote, a quick sketch, and a short action list and have a check-off list of social media sites where I can share the positive message.
After a few tweaks, I have a working model, that I can share with you. It’s a free download in PDF format that prints out on standard letter size paper.
Start With a Quotation
The best way to start your Monday Morning is with a positive quote. The worksheet has a box at the bottom for this. Just grab a pen or Sharpie and fill it in. I find this sheet works well with short, one sentence quotations which are easy to see and comprehend. I have a number of quote lists on this blog, which makes a good starting point to grab one for your list.
Once you have your quotation written, you can move to the top of the page to the sketch area.
Sketch an Idea Or List a Word
The sketch box is free flowing area to sketch an idea, create a process, add a mind map or just put down a word or two for motivation. Depending on the day and the project you’re working on, you can start out the day with a visual idea. If you are at a loss for ideas, just write out a word in big letters for inspiration. Action verbs usually work great motivation.
Create an Action List
Once you have the quote down and a sketch, You’re ready for a simple action list. The worksheet has a place for six different items. Depending what you put in the sketch area, you might list out a step by step plan for a mind map, a few items for a process your working on, or just a simple to-do list to start the day.
Put The List Where You Can See It
Once everything is filled in, just leave the sheet in an area on your desk where you can see it throughout your morning. Keeping your positive ideas in a visual location will help keep them top of mind.
Share Your Monday Motivation Worksheet
If you are active on Social Media, you may want to share your Monday Motivation with the world. The sheet has a short list of popular social sites where you can post your quote, idea, or picture with the world. It’s easy to create a quote graphic in your favorite graphic program to share with others.
Download the Worksheet
Monday Motivation Worksheet: Download Link
I’d love to hear how you use this sheet and any feedback for tweaks or mods. Just leave a comment below.