The Worst Day of the Week to Start a New Project

Any day when you’re not living your best life can feel like the worst day.

But what if you’re feeling motivated to finally tackle that project that’s been gathering cobwebs in your mind?

When should you start a new project so that you stick to it this time instead of sliding back to your old bad habits?

It can be tempting to dive headfirst into your new plan, but make sure you’re avoiding this common pitfall. Hint: your timing is everything!

Watch this video to learn the worst day of the week to start a new project.

The video transcript is below for your convenience.

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You’re tired of goofing off and procrastinating. You’re ready to finally make progress on what you want and take those action steps you’ve been avoiding.

But when should you make your move? You don’t want to choose the wrong time and fail.

I hear you! It’s scary committing to a big change, and today, we’re talking about the worst day of the week to start a new project. You’ve been warned. Let’s go!

Hey there! I’m Sage Grayson, a former book editor turned life coach. I help ambitious career women edit their habits, routines, and mindsets to balance their happiness at work and home.

I’m a Life Editor…and so are you!

Today we’re talking about the F word. No, not that one! We keep it PG around here.

I mean failure. Ugh, it stinks when we want something so bad, but we keep messing it up and sliding back to our old ways.

First, you’ve got to forgive yourself. We all fail. In fact, I fail all the time!

The difference between those folks who reach their goals and those who don’t is that they pull themselves up after a failure and try again.

But let’s say that you are prepared to try again because what you want is super important to you.

What day of the week should you enact your master plan to give yourself the best shot at sticking to it this time?

If you’re trying to lose weight, maybe you want to start on a Monday, and you’ll prepare all your healthy meals on the weekend.

Or if you’re building a business from scratch, you want to start on a Friday after your day job so you have the entire weekend to devote to your side hustle.

Or if you want to save money, you’ll start the day after your vacation. You gotta buy some souvenirs!

Those are all great days to start your new project. Because here’s the truth: it doesn’t matter what day you start. The important thing is to start!

But that said, there is definitely a worst day to reaffirm your commitment to your goals. Any guesses?

The worst day to start a new project is…tomorrow.

Years ago, when I was a Weight Watchers leader, I would see my clients eat too many food points for the day and then think, “Well, I’ve blown it already. I might as well eat this chocolate cake too! I’ll start again tomorrow.”

And now as a life coach, I have clients who think, “Well, I didn’t write my blog post or send my email. I’ll start again tomorrow…or next week…or next month.”

That’s the terrible thing about starting tomorrow. There’s always another tomorrow.

Be strong, Life Editor. Forgive yourself for your failure and start again right now!

  • If you ate too much, make your next meal a healthy choice.
  • If you skipped cleaning your house, set a timer for 5 minutes and pick up as much clutter as you can.
  • If you didn’t work on your business, go for an easy win like sending an email or posting a photo on social media.

Let’s be honest, life is short, and every moment is precious. Don’t waste this time by putting off what you want for another day. You might not get it.

That’s it! This week, don’t wait for tomorrow to get back on track. Take action right now to move closer to the results you want.

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Thanks for watching. I’ll see you soon.

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