We all get the Monday Blues, and there’s no harm in admitting it; we just spent two days away from work or school, and the break was well-appreciated. Unfortunately, our lives aren’t made of Saturdays and Sundays, and we have to move on to the rest of the week. Luckily, there are ways to help hurtle yourself over that disappointment! Here are five ways to conquer your Mondays!
1. Get a good night’s sleep.
While it may be difficult to do, getting at least seven hours of sleep will significantly increase your mood and clear your mind for the week ahead. It will give you energy and keep you physically healthy as well! If this means going to bed early, then make sure you prepare everything you need to early in the day. You deserve that extra sleep time!
2. Prepare yourself physically.
Give yourself fifteen or thirty minutes in the morning to wake your body up. By that, we mean work out, take a walk, do some yoga, etc. As long as it is moderately physical enough so that every cell in your body can wake up happy.
3. Prepare yourself mentally.
Just like with the physical preparation, give yourself fifteen or thirty minutes to do something that you love. Read, meditate, have breakfast with your family, play fetch with your pet — so long as it warms your heart and makes you happy, you’ll head in to work or school feeling warm and fuzzy all over!
4. Organization is key.
So this is actually something you should do before Monday — preferably, Friday afternoon; plan the upcoming week to the best of your ability, so when you wake up on Monday, you know exactly what you’re walking into and have one less thing to worry about. Sunday night, you should also work on going over your schedule once more, and preparing your weekly activities. Your Monday isn’t meant for stressing!
5. Give yourself something fun to do!
At the end of the day, give yourself a pick-me-up, like a game night with friends, a cute date, a dinner out — anything that you can look forward to. This will keep your spirits up throughout the work or school day and act a sort of reward for not succumbing to the Monday Blues.
Do you do anything else to conquer your Mondays and slaughter those blues? We’d love to hear them! Let us know in the comments.