The ‘Monday Blues’ describe a set of negative emotions that many people get at the beginning of the workweek if they’re not happy at work,” says Alexander Kjerulf, an international author and speaker on happiness at work. “It contains elements of depression, tiredness, hopelessness and a sense that work is unpleasant but unavoidable.”- Forbes
When Monday Morning rolls around, I tend to get a “little grumpy”, mostly because I’m not sure if I will ever survive waking up at 6 o’clock and look like Beyonce (that’s rare). But here’s the deal. We all face Monday together. We have to deal with Monday blues after an amazing Sunday or long weekend. But contrary to the belief, Monday can be the best day of the week too. Whether you go for work or you stay at home, there are ways to make your Mondays better. Here are some crazy ways and quotes to survive Monday:
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1. Get enough sleep and wake up early
It may sound a little crazy but waking up early is the key to get awesome Monday. Don’t plan anything for Sunday evening, prepare yourself for Monday. Make a crazy list, put on your sleeping mask and get enough sleep. I usually wake up at 6 o’clock in the morning and start my day with a cup of coffee and a book.
2. Dress up
No matter what astrology says but for me Monday is the day to put on my favorite dress, hottest pair of shoes or makeup. When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good half of the battle on Monday morning is won. You become the magnet to attract positivity and charisma. Having a little more “me time” can lift your mood.
3. Keep your Monday “To-do list” light
Monday is the most hectic day of the week at the office and home. The best strategy is to keep your Monday schedule light and include things that you enjoy doing. Instead of handling complicated and tiresome tasks on Monday, do some interesting work that you look forward to. Sometimes procrastination is not so bad.
4. Listen to your favorite song
Music and mood are best friends. Neuroscience says that listening to music can lower your stress level and anxiety. Make a playlist of songs you enjoy listening and groove to the music. “Someone like you” by Adele is my favorite.But I am sorry I have a girl crush on Beyonce!
5. Read some quotes. It’s a great day for Wisdom!
We all need a daily dose of wisdom and motivation. Quotes and sayings are the types of motivation that not only helps to kick-start your day, but it also pushes you to accomplish your task. So use the hashtag Monday motivation and get your dose.
Here are some of my favorite quotes for this Monday!
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs — ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz
“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” – Mark Victor Hansen
“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” – Paulo Coelho
“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” – Zig Ziglar
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Rob Siltanen
“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T. Washington
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Out of all the lies I’ve told, ‘Just Kidding!’ is my favorite.” – Anonymous
I hope you can survive your Monday with these hacks and quotes. Oh, I included some Giphs to get some “Awws”…Happy Monday!
Lots of Love