It’s 9.36pm on Sunday night, Monday is creeping up on you and you know that Saturday is officially not coming back. You’ve set your alarm clock, and you’re already tired for the week ahead. I think we can all agree that we’re in need of some top tips to help us love Mondays again.
1. Don’t just live for the weekends
Plan your week ahead so that you’ve got things to look forward to. Maybe take up a hobby or go meet some friends. Whatever it is you decide, make sure you carry on living your life throughout the week.
2. Get a good rest, but get up early
As tempting as it is to hit snooze, having a consistent sleep schedule all week will help you feel more rested come Monday morning. In a recent poll 30.5% told us that they do not feel well rested, whilst 47.2% said that they sometimes felt well rested. Only 22.3% told us that they typically do feel well rested. Try sticking to a regular sleep schedule, get up early and start as you mean to go on – it’ll work wonders I promise.
3. Don’t skip breakfast
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make sure you give yourself that extra time in the morning to have a nutritional breakfast.
4. Get pumped with some of your favourite tunes
Create a brand new Monday playlist. Listening to your favourite song on the way to work or on the way to the gym can make all the difference to your mood.
5.Try to get in some exercise
If you’re anything like me, you’ll feel like you need to burn off all that junk you consumed over the weekend. Starting the week with a small work out routine is a great way to boost your endorphins and make you feel good about yourself. There’s a reason why you should never miss a Monday workout.
6. Dress to impress
Sometimes one of the best ‘pick-me-ups’ is to get up and get dressed up in something that makes you feel good about yourself. Feeling comfortable and confident can help you face the world, whatever day of the week it is.
7. Make someone’s day
Random acts of kindness go a long way. And it’s surprisingly easy to do, we just need to remember that we’re all human and we could all do more to make others happy. Take a look at these 9 simple ways to make someone’s day. You’d be surprised at how good it feels.
Whatever you do to get yourself through Monday, make it awesome and most of all, enjoy it.
How do you get through Monday? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks. Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.
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