52 Mondays in 2021 ~ How Will You Navigate?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Realty VA #0225181914

As I prepare to set my new desk calendar down and start a year anew, I am planning my year and filling in those blank spaces with content ideas. "Motivational Monday" always fits. That first day back from a weekend, the start to a full week... it calls for motivation. I recalled this post, originally by Dr. Paula McDonald. When she shared this last January, I commented,

When you put it this way Monday doesn't seem so bad...although it feels like there are way more than 52! :)

Check out her post with some fantastic ideas to make Monday seem a lot less like Monday! After all, there are 51 more of them in 2023.


Original content by Dr. Paula McDonald TREC #547752

Tomorrow is the first Monday of 2021. For many, Mondays are a dreaded day. Why is this? Monday represents a new beginning of a workweek and offers those of us who are self-employed, a new opportunity?

How you determine to enter your Monday is completely up to you. You can either choose to see this day as a time for a new start or you can see it as a hardship. The attitude you choose will be your directive.

For me, I see Mondays as the perfect way to get ready for whatever lies ahead. In order to prepare for a Monday, I do engage in a few activities to ensure I am prepared to take on the new week with vigor and enthusiasm.

Here are five tips to set yourself up for a successful Monday:

  1. On Sunday evenings, take a moment to review your weekly schedule. Understanding what is coming up will help you navigate more effectively.
  2. Plan the times in your schedule with meaningful activities that help you balance your life. Exercise, family time, reading, etc.
  3. Pack your briefcase or bag so you aren't rushing around in the morning.
  4. Go to sleep at a decent time on Sunday evening so you can begin your week rested and refreshed.
  5. Try and get your laundry, household chores, etc. completed before the week begins. This will free you up during a busy week.

I am sure you have a routine that works for you. The point is to do whatever you can to create a smooth start to your week. A few well-planned steps can help you experience Monday in a new way.

With 52 Mondays in 2021, you have an opportunity to enter this new year with the determination to begin each week with a fresh attitude. How have you historically handled your Mondays? Why not choose to see Monday as the beginning of a great adventure, new things to learn, and a chance to create success!

Posted by

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Branch Vice President

Coldwell Banker Realty

Woodbridge, VA


You know that joke, "My mind is like my web browser. 19 tabs are open, 3 are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from"? - yeah, that's me. So many thoughts and ideas I need a place to write them down since no one will give me my own reality tv show. I am passionately addicted to helping others achieve success. I'm out to change the world one happy person at a time by sharing my knowledge, my heart, and my sense of humor each and every day.

Comments (4)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Thank you for reposting this blog and adding your thoughts as well. Perspective does really matter in life.

Jan 02, 2023 05:46 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Thank you so much. Wishing you many successful Mondays!

Jan 02, 2023 05:48 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Chrissi, have a wonderful Holiday today, “Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” KJM

Happy New Year!


Jan 02, 2023 07:05 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Love that! Thank you for sharing and happy new year

Jan 02, 2023 06:59 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Chrissi,

Thank you for re-bogging this post, what excellent  content, I appreciate your perspective and you are right..we have 51 more Mondays to make a difference!

Jan 02, 2023 07:18 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski

Thank you! The original post was worth another share!

Jan 02, 2023 06:59 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Jan 04, 2023 08:43 AM