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Article: #40: Monday


#40: Monday


"If only there were more hours in the week" many of us say to ourselves, and maybe you have said it too. We listened to your wishes and added a whole eighth day (well, at least on paper). A day between Sunday and Monday. It is not only a great Slovak hit song, but also a space that you may have missed in your planning until now.


Start simple. Express your satisfaction with how you did in the past week in each of the six areas as a percentage. Don't be afraid to brag about the things that worked for you. I went to the gym, I cooked, I passed the exam, I successfully managed the project presentation, I signed the important contract, did I sleep properly every day? These are also achievements that you don't want to forget. Write them down. 


A little self-reflection doesn't hurt, so tell yourself what didn't work for you and don't be afraid to change things that aren't working. Instead of tasks, this is something general, it refers to your overall focus during the past week. Did you slack off? It's okay, you can fix it next week.

These are the things that you want to change next week and in the light of which you will also build a weekly (and even daily) plan. After all, life is not just about an endless to-do list. It is important that you become the person you want to be every week. Monday will help you check every week whether you are following your resolutions.

A tip from Timka, who has been using the Journal since the first version:

It is very useful to focus on just one or two things that I want to improve on Monday. You can't do everything at once, it's exhausting. I recommend that you focus on what is bothering you the most from the past week. And immediately transfer it to, for example, Monday or Tuesday as a task/question, so you can check that you are on the right path to improvement. Then brag about it the next week. :)


Fill in the weekly overview as you wish. You can mark important events from the following week in it. Or write repetitive activities there. And probably both. Do you have meetings, do you have to meet deadlines, do you need to give a presentation or are you going on a trip? This information also belongs there.

Our tip: Transfer important events from the monthly report here, don't forget the birthdays of your closest friends, and also combine invitations to events from Facebook and Google Calendar.

Don't forget the little one either. There, write tasks that are not related to individual days, but to the whole week. Try to choose them in such a way that you deal with the monthly Mordovacka every week. It might be more difficult at first, but you will improve over time and it will be a piece of cake. But don't forget that too much of everything is harmful and you need to think about rest and relaxation as well. We therefore recommend focusing on the 5 most important tasks of the following week. Always refer to this double page before planning the individual days.


We live in a digital age and therefore none of us can avoid online calendars. We hear "I'll send you a meeting request in Outlook" or "You have an invitation to Gmail" several times a week. It is important that you learn to function in both digital and analog.

That's why it's easier than explaining to your colleagues that you prefer paper planning, it will always be on Monday to match the online calendars with the Journal. For example, Ivan will go through all invitations, birthdays and events nearby on Facebook. Then he looks at Google Calendar and finally at Outlook. He writes down events for individual days, and if something new appears during the week, he always writes it down in the Journal. This way, you too can have a 100% overview in the Journal - always for a week ahead.

How do you handle synchronization with online calendars? Do you have a better way? Share it in the discussion below the article.

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