Mondays can be rough – but a few simple steps can help make them much more bearable.
1 – Wake up 10-15 minutes earlier than you normally do.
It might be hard to roll out of bed earlier than you’d like to, but devote these 10-15 minutes to some simple meditation or yoga. Clear your mind and focus on your breathing. Spend these few minutes entirely on connecting with yourself.
2 – Drink a full glass of water.
Begin the day the right way as you begin to hydrate your body. Continue to drink water throughout the day.
3 – Make a healthy and filling breakfast.
Try avocado smashed on whole wheat toast or a homemade smoothie bowl. Greek yogurt mixed with sliced, fresh fruit is also a great option!
4 – Flip your attitude.
We often associate negativity with Mondays – but it doesn’t have to be this way. If we look for more opportunities to see why Mondays are actually much better than we think, our day will actually seem much better. Read this article about changing complaints to positives.
5 – Plan your week on Sunday nights.
Each Sunday evening, spend maybe 10-15 minutes planning your week. Write down all of your appointments, goals, and errands for the week. When you have a good idea of what will be happening throughout your week, you’ll be ready to tackle your Monday with positive energy. Check out our post about goal setting for some ideas.
What works best for you as your start your Monday? Share your thoughts below!