Mondays are hard. But they don’t always have to be. I struggle with getting up on Mondays because there are just so. many. things. to. do. On days when it’s not as difficult as the others, I found that a little change in perspective can actually go a long way when it comes to not dreading the start of a new week. So, yes, Mondays are not hopeless cases. Here are some ways you can make dealing with them better.
It’s gonna be tough so make sure you’re armed with calmness. I know it sounds all hippie-dippy but it really works. Indulge in whatever makes you feel good before you return to work. Eat your favorite food. Do your elaborate skincare routine. Squeeze in a treatment. Do the works!
Go out or do something new
Over the weekend, do something you don’t usually do during the work week. Whether that’s going to a new place or trying out something new, make time for it. Engaging in a new activity refreshes not only your mind but also your emotions, making you better prepared for the new week.
Start your week on Sunday
Speaking of preparation, start your week on Sunday. No, really. Much of the busyness and panic that happens on Monday is caused by tasks that could have been done in advance. Prepare for the week ahead by listing down the things you need to accomplish. This way, you won’t forget them. Mondays are incredibly busy, and things can get lost in the midst of the chaos.
You also need to prepare yourself. Maybe try working out on Sunday just to get those endorphins. And make sure that you get a good night’s sleep. Nothing is worse than waking up lacking energy for a full day ahead.
Breathe and just face it
I mean, you can try to avoid Mondays but you can’t do it all your life. It can be annoying (for some, it can even be daunting). But I always try to remember what a tip one of my professors in college said whenever I feel frazzled: “Feel the fear but do it anyway.”
What are your tips for making Mondays better?