Today, I am going to talk to you about something that almost all of us face – the dreaded Monday blues. If you have a stressful job, you are probably struck with a serious case of the blues as soon as your alarm rings on your Monday morning. While we cannot make Mondays disappear altogether, we can try our best to make sure they aren’t as hard as they seem. A long week seems to be ahead of you but it always goes by faster than you think it will. While it’s tough to remember this on a Monday morning, here are some small things you can do to get rid of those Monday blues. Keep reading.
- Don’t start your week on Sunday
A lot of times, we tend to start thinking about our week ahead on Sundays itself. We feel a knot in our stomach, a sense of impending doom. Make sure you change that. Your weekend lasts for only two days and you cannot spend one of them worrying! Get the most out of your Sunday – relax at home or go out with friends. Distract yourself because you really don’t have to deal with the week till the week actually arrives.
- Wake up an hour earlier on Monday
Try this – go to bed early on Sunday night and wake up one hour earlier than you usually do on Monday morning. Mondays are usually defined by chaos – breakfast on the go, rushed showers etc which adds to your anxiety. Getting up one hour earlier will ensure that you have enough time on Monday to get yourself ready for the week. You can calmly collect your thoughts, do a small workout routine, make yourself a relaxed breakfast – it will make a lot of difference to how you feel!
- Begin with a treat
We all know how food can affect your mood. Make your Monday breakfast a special one. Add your favourite treat to your breakfast – a chocolate muffin, pancakes, waffles, anything that you may be craving for and dig into it guilt-free! You can balance it out with a large bowl of fruits, that’s what I do!
- Your favourite playlist is your best friend
On a Monday morning, turn to your favourite playlist for comfort. Listening to uplifting, happy music can make those blues disappear like magic! So, turn up the volume and play your favourite song while you do a little dance in front of the mirror. Make this a ritual and you’ll never look at Mondays the same way!
- Make plans for the week
Early on Monday, make sure you make plans for the week with your friends and family. Pack your days with movie plans, dinners, anything that you may like to. This gives you something to look forward to for the rest of the week and makes Mondays more than just bearable!
These are some of the simplest tips that make sure Monday blues are a safe distance away. Do you have some of your own? I would love to hear them!
Here’s to amazing Mondays!