5 Ways To Fall In Love With Monday

photo: kaiagerber

 

When we were kids, Sunday nights were for bathtime and preparing homework. There was a slight dread about going back to school, mixed with excitement to see your friends and catch up on the gossip again. These days, Mondays can fall flat, and if you’re dreading them you need to fall back in love with good old Monday again!

1. Love what you do

Loving Monday starts with loving what you do. Mindset! I keep banging on about it but it’s the first step in making this your best year yet. Let’s say you aren’t doing your dream job at the moment, and you just hate waking up in the morning. It happens, we know. If that’s true, it’s time to change. Start looking for jobs you’d enjoy, or start thinking of ways you can change your attitude to work.

If there’s a difficult colleague or tasks that give you no satisfaction, address it. The go-getters of the world are the ones who get promotions just from tackling their issues head on! Make moves to love what you do and you’ll never dread Monday.

2. Supercharge your week

Take charge of your week, you feel unsatisfied if you don’t feel in control. Take back your week and supercharge it by planning things after work. Your day doesn’t begin and end with work, be honest with yourself – what else can you make time for? I love my mid-week workouts because I get to catch up with my friends. I also make sure I’m busy most weekends, and I never say no to after-work activities, even in the middle of the week. Yes, it means you’re a bit more tired when you hit the pillow but you feel more fulfilled.

3. Find out your why

What’s your why? The reason you’re doing the job you’re doing, the reason you have certain passions? At work, ask your manager if there are particular reasons behind the goals you’ve been set, so you can get a better view of the bigger picture. Don’t be afraid to ask your boss or manager what their goals are, explain that it helps you to feel more connected to what you’re doing. Overall, doing tasks that you can track the outcome of will make you feel so much better about your job, and about work days in general. In your personal life, find your why, too. What’s your goal? What tasks are you trying to accomplish? Can you set yourself a goal for after work on Monday?

4. Make your Sunday night count

Sunday night is my favorite night of the week. I can get all my sh*t together, lay out my clothes, write my pre-Monday to-do list and get excited to start ticking stuff off my list. For me, Monday is a serious day. We have meetings, analyze things, and have thousands of things to do. It could get overwhelming, but on Sunday, I make my plan and I stick to it. Of course, throughout the day I do fun things and make time for my friends. But when it comes to the evening, I dread nothing, because I know I’ve got my plan!

5. Be healthier

Monday mornings are so much easier when you stay healthy over the weekend. I have my treats, don’t get me wrong, but I make sure to have my supplements (iron and cod liver oil!) and moisturize my face and body with coconut oil even on days when I’ve had a few drinks. When Monday morning comes around, I don’t feel unhealthy and lethargic, and I can actually get out of bed with a spring in my step! So if you dread Monday because you hate mornings, it’s time to change that with some fruits, vegetables, exercise, and supplements. Weave them into your lifestyle and you’ll thank me later!

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photo: kaiagerber

 

When we were kids, Sunday nights were for bathtime and preparing homework. There was a slight dread about going back to school, mixed with excitement to see your friends and catch up on the gossip again. These days, Mondays can fall flat, and if you’re dreading them you need to fall back in love with good old Monday again!

1. Love what you do

Loving Monday starts with loving what you do. Mindset! I keep banging on about it but it’s the first step in making this your best year yet. Let’s say you aren’t doing your dream job at the moment, and you just hate waking up in the morning. It happens, we know. If that’s true, it’s time to change. Start looking for jobs you’d enjoy, or start thinking of ways you can change your attitude to work.

If there’s a difficult colleague or tasks that give you no satisfaction, address it. The go-getters of the world are the ones who get promotions just from tackling their issues head on! Make moves to love what you do and you’ll never dread Monday.

2. Supercharge your week

Take charge of your week, you feel unsatisfied if you don’t feel in control. Take back your week and supercharge it by planning things after work. Your day doesn’t begin and end with work, be honest with yourself – what else can you make time for? I love my mid-week workouts because I get to catch up with my friends. I also make sure I’m busy most weekends, and I never say no to after-work activities, even in the middle of the week. Yes, it means you’re a bit more tired when you hit the pillow but you feel more fulfilled.

3. Find out your why

What’s your why? The reason you’re doing the job you’re doing, the reason you have certain passions? At work, ask your manager if there are particular reasons behind the goals you’ve been set, so you can get a better view of the bigger picture. Don’t be afraid to ask your boss or manager what their goals are, explain that it helps you to feel more connected to what you’re doing. Overall, doing tasks that you can track the outcome of will make you feel so much better about your job, and about work days in general. In your personal life, find your why, too. What’s your goal? What tasks are you trying to accomplish? Can you set yourself a goal for after work on Monday?

4. Make your Sunday night count

Sunday night is my favorite night of the week. I can get all my sh*t together, lay out my clothes, write my pre-Monday to-do list and get excited to start ticking stuff off my list. For me, Monday is a serious day. We have meetings, analyze things, and have thousands of things to do. It could get overwhelming, but on Sunday, I make my plan and I stick to it. Of course, throughout the day I do fun things and make time for my friends. But when it comes to the evening, I dread nothing, because I know I’ve got my plan!

5. Be healthier

Monday mornings are so much easier when you stay healthy over the weekend. I have my treats, don’t get me wrong, but I make sure to have my supplements (iron and cod liver oil!) and moisturize my face and body with coconut oil even on days when I’ve had a few drinks. When Monday morning comes around, I don’t feel unhealthy and lethargic, and I can actually get out of bed with a spring in my step! So if you dread Monday because you hate mornings, it’s time to change that with some fruits, vegetables, exercise, and supplements. Weave them into your lifestyle and you’ll thank me later!

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