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
Time to say no to the popular hashtag Monday motivation. Use these hacks to beat Monday morning blues!
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 on Monday together and look for Monday motivation. 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:
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!
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I have to say I have Monday blues almost every week ! These are great and helpful tips !
Hahahha…I am glad that you liked the post, Thanks 🙂
Good tips- I think making sure you’re not rushed definitely helps. For me, a morning workout helps get my endorphins going and gives me something to look forward to!
The morning workout is difficult for me but I am going to try that.Thanks…I am glad that you liked the post!
Fun post! I actually don’t mind Mondays because I’m excited to get back into the schedule. The weekends are so varied and while I like that, I also like when the kids now what to expect! Great tips!
That’s so true! Thanks 🙂
Awesome post! Didn’t know about Monday Blues but for sure I get them lol… I loved all the tips you gave, will put them in practice ASAP! 😀
Thanks…I am glad that you liked the post!
LOVE this post and so needed it today! Your list is awesome. Thank you for sharing!
I don’t get Monday Blues.. I get SUNDAY blues.. preparing for the week!
But I agree… finding a cute outfit is extremely helpful!
Thanks…I am glad that you liked the post! 😉
Waking up early on purpose is always a great way to start my week. That way, I have time to eat, drink my coffee and take a meaningful shower.
Coffee can make any day- a great day! Thanks 🙂
Love this positivity! It is sad on Sunday, but thinking about all the great stuff you’ve planned for yourself could definitely overcome that!
Thanks…I am glad that you liked the post! 🙂
I think a lot of Monday blues come from everyone dreading Monday, and that philosophy starts to rub off on others. Sure, going back to work after a great weekend is tough, but I’m sure there’s a positive aspect at job that we can all learn to focus on! Great hacks!
Thanks…I am glad that you liked the post! 🙂
Great post I’m feeling Mondayish and its Wednesday!
Thanks for the hacks.
Yay! Thanks 🙂
These are some great tips. I always try to start my week off positive cause it determines how my week will go.
Thanks…I am glad that you liked these tips and tricks! 🙂
I totally agree with the getting up early part! I also like to pre-plan my clothes on Sunday night cause I know when I get out of bed monday morning, the only think I’m going to want to wear are sweat pants. If I plan it out the night before, it’s a no brainer! Thanks for the great tips!
Great! I am glad that you liked these tips and tricks…Thanks 🙂
Wonderful post! I definitely needed this today haha. It might be Thursday but it totally feels like a Monday.
Very useful post. Dressing Up on a Monday morning is one of my favorite things to do in order to set my spirits high for the week. 😀
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I have been getting terrible monday blues this month. Definitely goin to keep my monday schedule light. ?
I can the case of Monday blues week after week! Listening to my favourite song certainly helps. And I love that quote from Blake Lively!
I don’t mine Mondays too much but my work schedule varies quite a bit from week to week.
I have actually been getting up a bit earlier every day and it’s been nice to have the few minutes of quiet time before everyone else is awake. It gives me time to collect my thoughts and figure out my day before it gets hectic.
Great tips I love it. I always feel lazy monday morning guess I didn’t have enough rest. Will make use of this hope it helps me.
These are such great tips for those that suffer from weekly Monday blues. Since I work from home, the Monday blues had disappeared… Lol
Great tips! I need to work on getting better sleep. I have the hardest time falling asleep Sunday nights. Makes my Monday’s rough
I agree on the light to do list. I think overwhelming ourselves on Mondays is a great way to start the week of crappy
I love Mondays! It’s the day where life goes back to schedule and things slow down a bit for me.
These are super tips! BUT as a work-at-home mama, I have to admit that I look forward to Mondays sometimes because our house is a lot quieter when everyone else is off to work or school lol…(though I do miss them, of course!)
You know, honestly I never experienced that so called *Monday blues* ? I quit my job a few years back, even then also I was always motivated to go to office and do my work..and now when I am a freelancer/homemaker, I still feel the same! Except holidays, all days are fine ? Those are really helpful tips, thanks for the share ☺
There are some really ace motivational tips here. The one that works for me is listening to my fav song track xx
This post made me feel better about the whole work week because every morning I get up to work, it feels like Monday! I love the dog gif as well, that literally made me laugh out loud! I seriously needed this today!
The dog is the best! I always keep my Mondays light or take the day off if I can. But, I love Mondays!
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