I think we can all agree that for the majority of us, Mondays are the absolute worst. You are mourning the fun that you had at the weekend, and it feels like a million miles away from Friday, so you end up in a bad mood that can continue all the way up to hump day! However, believe me when I say that this doesn’t have to always be the way! Feeling bad at the start of the work week can be a thing of the past if you know what to do to change your mindset! Here are ten ways to say goodbye to the Monday morning blues.
1. Pleasant Alarm
Set your morning alarm to a soft tone or even music rather than a harsh noise that is going to wrench your from your sleep. That is the number one way to start off the day in a bad mood.
2. Nice Clothes
On Sunday evening put your very best outfit out ready to wear the next morning. Stepping out of the house in your nicest work clothes can give you a confidence boost and mood lift at the start of the week.
Make Monday your treat day, the day when you can have a bacon sandwich or chocolate croissant for breakfast rather than something healthy. It will give you something to look forward to on waking up.
It might be the last thing on your mind if you are in a bad post weekend mood, but trust me, the endorphins that you get from a Monday morning work out can completely change the way you feel about the day.
Coffee is a good pick me up, but it doesn’t have all of the nutrients that are best for you. Replace it with a fruit and vegetable smoothie and you will be surprised by how much more chipper you feel on your way to work.
6. Text a Loved One
Start the morning by having a text or call with someone you love, whether it’s an absent partner or a BFF. It will bring you out of your solo Monday morning pity party and force you to be interactive.
Take some time putting together the perfect playlist to listen to on your commute. You want a mixture of all of your favorite songs to remind you of the transformative powers of good music.
8. Act of Kindness
Do something kind for another person on your way to work. It might be giving some money or food to a homeless person, even just complimenting a stranger on the bus, a little thing that makes someone else happy and makes you feel good.
Make Monday morning less of a culture shock by keeping to the same routine every day of the week. If Monday starts to feel like Thursday, then you won’t feel that start of the week hopelessness!
10. Low Productivity
If you have the power to organize your tasks at work, make it so that Monday morning is a time where you are not required to complete any major projects. Ease yourself into the working week with some nice slow admin and tackle the big stuff later!