Mondays can be ROUGH. School is back in session, summer vacas and commutes are no more, and shit, we’re losing daylight quickly.
When I don’t start my Monday off feeling good, it carries into the rest of my week which usually means negating good habits and a sub-par mood making the week even harder to get through.
Here are FOUR ways to start your Monday / week off on a positive note:
- MOVE! My favorite way to move on a Monday morning is to sign up for a class that really makes me sweat and feel good. If I sign up for a class, I know I can’t hit snooze because there’s a one day cancellation fee! Other ways to move your body are taking a walk, doing some stretches on a yoga mat, literally anything! If you sweat, it’s extra points.
- Prep your breakfast & lunch Sunday night. Being organized and planning food to fuel you for the day will lessen stress and give you the energy to push through your Monday.
- Set your caffeine. I NEED coffee in the morning so I prep it at night. Full disclosure: my coffee machine has a timer option and I still have yet to figure out how to use that setting. I still fill the coffee and water at night so I just have to hit start before walking Daisy.
- Write. Sunday night or Monday morning is when I write my weekly to dos – both personal and work related. I also like to set a few achievable goals for the week.
What are a few things you to do to start your day or week off right? I want to know!