“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” -Oprah Winfrey
This is for obvious reasons, like simply recovering from the weekend, having to wait 4 more days until next Friday cycles, or exhaustion. Good news is that you can change your blah Mondays to more amazing ones starting today (with these 7 tips):
Since when has rushing done anyone any good? Take the stress out of otherwise dull Mondays by planning ahead.
2. Make a delicious breakfast.
Prep ahead on Sunday night a little, if you have to. Live it up. Make your favorite meal, like waffles or cinnamon-buttered toast. Cut a few fresh strawberries the night before and add some whip cream. Doing this will add a bit of a pizzazz to your otherwise boring Monday morning routines. It will also give you something to look forward as soon as you wake up, instead of focusing on the fact that it’s Monday.
I’ll be the first to admit, meditation is hard for me! But, don’t aim for perfection. Just try to schedule out even five minutes and sit still. Or, listen to your favorite and calming music in the morning and just relax for a few minutes, get your mind ready for the day ahead. You’ll feel calmer and more well rested instead of rushing yourself annoyingly.
Mondays can already be a drag and as lazy as you may be, try to put on something that makes you feel and look good physically. It will make the day a bit easier to get through and you’ll feel a little more confident and happier.
Create a Monday morning playlist with your best songs, the ones that make you want to shake that booty and get out of bed, pumped and SO ready for the day. You’ll put yourself in a fabulous mood and dance yourself out of bed instead of slouching out of it.
Affirmations really do work. Say something that you believe and can improve your mood. For example,
Whatever makes you feel good inside is the right affirmation for you!
I am a true believer that motivation can be increased if there is some reward or something to look forward throughout the week. Yes, you SHOULD and CAN reward yourself for NO special reason or occasion, but just for being you and because you feel like it. Treat yourself well. Don’t wait for the weekend! Examples:
So, how will you jumpstart your week productivity, happiness, and success starting today?
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