As far as days of the week go, Monday arguably has the fewest fans, and chances are that it’s not the day itself you dislike — it’s what you must do upon waking up. We get it, it’s not easy to transition from a relaxing, fun-filled weekend to an unpleasant work week. It can have an affect on your mental and physical health which can impact your mood for the entire week. So, fear not. And certainly, don’t hit that snooze button. We’ve got some tips to help turn Mondays into the best day of the week. Our trick, we love to experiment with weekend rituals to help us get into the right state of mind – preparing us for the work week ahead.
Relax and rejuvenate over the weekend: part of waking up anxious on Monday morning is mostly due to the different sleep patterns and lifestyles you have on Saturdays and Sundays. It is important to have fun or try to do activities that make you happy, but at the same time, you need to keep a balance. Try sticking to the same sleep schedule, it can help you adjust to the shift back to workdays from your carefree weekend.
Disconnect and revamp over the weekend: try to unplug yourself from work-related problems by turning off your email notifications on Fridays and focusing on #me time. Setting boundaries will help. Remember weekends are meant to relax and not for work, so if you catch yourself constantly checking emails, picking up your phone, or dreading what's going to happen on Monday, you need to stop right there to prevent burnout.
Do not mess with your sleep pattern: who can resist sleeping till noon on your days off? However, you should avoid if you don’t want to hate Mondays with a passion. It might sound basic but avoid waking up late on Sundays or going late to bed on Saturdays. If you can get proper rest and sleep on Sunday, you'll feel more energized and refreshed on Mondays.
Do not overbook your Mondays: rule of thumb, don't book your Mondays with big meetings and tasks. We often push these to Tuesday and Wednesday, which allows us to feel less stressed and helps you prepare for them.
Treat Sunday as a day of rest: give yourself some well-deserved attention by pampering yourself, whipping yourself up a special meal, or getting a workout in, time taken for yourself is going to balance out those feelings about giving your Monday to an employer. It will help you feel more relaxed, focused, and rejuvenated.
Finally, we love cranking up the music to help us generate good vibes while getting ready for work or while commuting (or now, walking across the room, making breakfast, and waiting for your laptop on), blast tunes that make you happy.
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