Mondays need not be a drag—really, they don’t! Shifting from weekend relaxation to Monday madness can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some pro tips to start yours on a high note:
Let’s face it: Mondays come with their own set of challenges. The last thing you want is to waltz into the week disorganised. Take some time over the weekend to get everything in order. Sort out your attire, meals, and travel itinerary so you don’t have to make a thousand decisions before you’ve had your coffee. Got some free time? Whip up a quick smoothie and stash it in the fridge for Monday. Trust us, a nice, cold smoothie is like liquid sunshine for your mood.
LIST IT OUT
Scribble down a weekly task list during the weekend, then divide it into daily chunks. Come Monday, you’ll hit the ground running with a clear mission in mind.
Kick off your day with a 15-minute yoga session. Go the extra mile by playing calming tunes or your go-to motivational podcast in the background. Yoga isn’t just about contorting your body; it’s a mental booster that helps you greet the day with poise and serenity.
HIT THE SACK EARLY
The value of a good night’s sleep can’t be overstated, especially on Sunday nights. Aim to get to bed an hour or two earlier than usual. You want to leap out of bed come Monday, not crawl.
Fight the urge to check your phone as soon as you open your eyes. Emails, messages, and other notifications can wait. Spend your morning prepping your mind and body for the day’s challenges.
SHAKE IT UP
Why not add a dash of novelty to your Mondays? Maybe take a different route to work or plan to grab lunch from that new bistro around the corner. A touch of unpredictability adds zest to your day and gives you something exciting to anticipate.
Crank up your favourite tunes while you’re getting ready. Whether you’re in the shower or picking out your outfit, let the music elevate your spirit. Create a ‘Monday Morning Jam’ playlist if you must, and turn your AM routine into a mini party.