Set Yourself Up for a Great Monday

How to Have a Better Monday

You hear a faint buzzing in the background and realize you are not dreaming. That is the sound of your alarm going off. And, to make matters worse, it is Monday. Monday = weekend playtime is over. That alone can put anyone in a funk.

But in truth, you don’t have to dread Mondays. The start of a new week can be a pleasant one with our tips to make Monday a great one…and we aren’t pulling your arm.

1. Make it Special

Give your Monday’s meaning by making the day mean more than the end of your free time. Start a Monday trend , make it the day you get to watch your favorite show or eat dessert. The day will be much more enjoyable when you have something to look forward to in conjunction with the day of Mon.

2. Quit Griping

Everyone complains that the weekend is over and (big boo) it is Monday. The fact of the matter is that complaining won’t do any good. Monday’s are, unfortunately, inevitable. But your day will be much more pleasant if you cut off the constant stream of complaining. Try letting the negativity go and Monday will be just another day!

3. Slow it Down

A lot of people dislike Mondays because it means they have a bunch of projects to accomplish on the first day of the week. Out suggestion: slow it down. Pushing the pause button so that your day isn’t so frantic will help you stay cool, calm and collected all the way until Friday.

4. Make a Done List

What things did you complete on your Monday? Did you learn something new? Did you experience something special? Write it down! If you have something to show for yourself on Monday then the day can feel like an opportunity instead of a downer.

How do you conquer Mondays with a smile on your face? Give us your tips below!

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  1. […] If you work a typical 9-5 job, you’re almost guaranteed to hate Mondays, which makes sense being as how it’s the day you have to come back to work after a relaxing weekend. But you don’t have to be miserable at the start of every week, especially if you follow these four great tips to ensuring you have a better Monday. […]

  2. Before leaving your office on Friday, write down what you need to finish or start on Monday. Make it checkbox list so by the end of Monday, you will have your “It was done” list.


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