Mondays are often greeted with a groan and a scowl, but studies prove the first day of the workweek can actually be an uplifting experience. So how can you make the most of your Mondays? It comes down to looking on the bright side and doing something you love. Whether it’s writing in a journal, taking the dog for a run, or taking a class, the best way to get into a good mood is to start by making it an adventure.
Making Mondays Extra Bright and Cheerful
How can you brighten up Mondays? It’s not easy, but it’s possible. The first step is to remember that Monday is just like any other day – except for the fact that it comes after Sunday. It is not an entirely new, evil world that you must face but rather a new chapter in the same book you’ve been reading for quite some time.
If you’re like most people, you’re probably not in the best of moods when Monday morning rolls around. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are things you can do to make your Monday a little brighter. Here are some tips to help you feel a little more cheerful on Mondays:
- Wake up at least an hour before work starts. You’ll have enough time for a nice breakfast, which will make you feel less hungry during the day.
- Get some exercise! Adding a little bit of physical activity to your morning routine can help you feel awake and alert and can boost your mood, too.
- Take a shower. This will help wake you up. Before you get dressed, make sure your outfit matches. This part is not necessary for every day, but for Mondays, it is.
- Get dressed. Take a quick selfie when you are all done to see if you look nice or not. If you look good, take a photo to keep as a reminder that you look good today. If you do not look good, try again later.
- Do something fun on the way to work. Rather than give in to the Monday Blues, try putting your commute to work to good use by listening to or reading something that makes you happy, or better yet, something that will help you to improve yourself in some way.
- Start your week off on the right foot by identifying the reason you don’t like Mondays. I’m sure you’ve been told time and time again that one of the keys to happiness is to be grateful for all you have. But what does that have to do with hating Mondays? Practicing gratitude can make your Mondays easier to deal with, and you’ll start to enjoy your weekends even more. Studies show that people who are grateful have less stress and anxiety, which leads to a healthier lifestyle.
- Start by setting small goals for yourself. This will help you focus on accomplishing something in the morning. If your goal is to be more cheerful on Mondays, then it’s as simple as that!
- Have your biggest and most stressful task(s) for the day done by noon. The easiest way to start your Monday off on the right foot is by getting one thing off your plate first thing Monday morning: doing the stressful task first. Then, use the rest of your morning to catch up on emails, plan out your next week, or just have a relaxing cup of coffee.
- Decide on the things you look forward to and schedule them for the week. The secret to having a cheerful week starts with making sure you set aside the time to enjoy all your favorite things. This might include getting a massage, curling up with a good book, or even enjoying a night out with friends, but whatever you choose, just make sure it’s special to you.
- Keep that Monday positivity. It’s important to remember that Mondays aren’t so bad. Keep in mind that each day, including Monday, is a fresh start. It’s a chance to make something wonderful happen. So, get excited about Monday! It just might be the best day of the week.
We all have bad days; just when things seem to be going well, something happens that ruins your whole day. It may be that your boss yelled at you in front of your co-workers, or that you got stuck in traffic, or that you got a parking ticket. Whatever it is, it doesn’t need to ruin your whole day. The trick to handling Monday blues is to find a happy place and stay there.