Which Day of The Week Is Best to Make a Change?

When planning to make a change in your behavior, a big factor of your success can all come down to good timing. You have to establish the right mindset and make sure that you’ve gotten rid of as many distractions as possible. So is there a magic day to put you in the best position to succeed? As it turns out, there is.

From a professional standpoint, Mondays are the best days to implement changes within the company. Having as much time as possible to make these new changes gives your team the best shot of forming the habit quicker.

One would think this applies to your personal life as well, but the often chaotic start of your week doesn’t give you as much time to think about changing your behavior. When it comes to starting fresh and forming positive habits, one day reigns supreme….. Saturday

Why Start on Saturdays?

Saturday is the best day to truly focus on yourself and what YOU want to accomplish. The best part about starting a new habit on Saturday is that you have Sunday to solidify the habit. That’s 48 hours of positive behavior you have put into place which will transcend into the week. When Monday comes, you’ve had 2 days to build your confidence to help you adhere to a new and improved routine when you have to deal with your duties at work, your children, and all the other events of the day.

Being productive early on Saturdays will only encourage you to keep that momentum going. There’s a lot of pleasure to be had in relaxing on Saturdays, but we can't take it overboard. You might indulge by eating junk food or having a few beers, but it’s imperative to make time for your personal growth. Saturday is a great day to put thought into action and get a sense of what it feels like to gain momentum. When you experience a glimpse of success, you'll only start to crave more of it.

What Should You Do?

Make sure you implement your behavior change on Saturday so you can focus on your needs. The weekend will ensure you have 2 days of making successful changes. This gives you more momentum going into the following week. Before you know it, the positive habits you formed stick with you because you gave them the attention they deserved.

Steven Zahn

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Pre and Post Partum Certified

Dragondoor Publications: HKC Russian Kettlebell Certified

Youth & High School Football & Track Coach

Health and Fitness writer for Goals.com

For information on 1on1 Personal Training or Nutrition Coaching, feel free to contact me at szahn@lifetimefitness.com.

2 comments
  • Kwabena Teye
    Kwabena Teye
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    I only wish Saturday wasn't so far away! Monday blues, haha.
    May 6
  • Regina MacAdler
    Regina MacAdler
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    Nothing better than a productive Saturday. Especially when you can relax after a job well done.
    May 6