Ever hear anyone say “Thank God it’s Monday?” Didn’t think so. But Mondays don’t have to be harsh. In fact, you can ENJOY them.
Right now, here are 6 tips that’ll have you looking forward to the first day of the week, courtesy of MSN.com:
#1. Keep Sundays low-key. It’s easy to get such a case of the “I hate Mondays” that it starts to bleed over into Sunday night. So, keep your mind on your weekend by planning a relaxing Sunday evening. Try a family board game or a movie with your buddies.
Tip #2: Make Friday afternoon clean up time. Whether it’s clearing your desk or cleaning your kitchen, you’ll start your weekend feeling less agitated – AND you won’t wake up to a mess Monday morning.
A 3rd tip for making Monday your favorite day of the week: Don’t skip the exercise. It doesn’t just get your blood moving – it gets you a GRANDE-sized dose of your brain’s feel good chemical serotonin, and that’ll do more than a LATTE when it comes to sailing through your day.
Monday makeover tip #4: Eat a healthy breakfast. That 9:00am jelly doughnut may taste good going down, but your carb and sugar rush will have you crashing by 10:30am. But a little protein and fiber will give you energy all day long. So opt for some yogurt and whole wheat toast instead.
Tip #5: Wear your favorite clothes on Monday. All day long you’ll feel a little extra spring in your step. And it’ll help you get out of bed in the morning.
And one last tip for making Monday your favorite day of the week: Schedule lunch with a friend. It doesn’t have to be a big deal. You could brown-bag it in the park. But a midday get-together with a good friend will keep your spirits up all morning long.
With a little effort, you might even start to think of Mondays as a nice break from your weekend.