Monday is a word that can inspire groans in people who come across it. But we like to think a career girl doesn’t dread Monday but welcomes it. Monday is a new start and a chance for fresh possibilities.
Occasionally, if you’re stuck in a rut, Monday can be a bit groan-inducing. But maybe you’d like them far more if you changed your attitude towards them. Monday is the most exciting day of the week because it’s the very beginning! I’m determined to make Monday magnificent and it’s not as hard as you might think. All it takes is a few adjustments and Monday can be your favorite day of the week too!
New week, new you
Forget new year, new you, Monday is the continual moment of the year where you get to restart and reinvent. Rather than resent it, we should embrace it!
Every Monday morning, when my alarm trills me awake, I take a moment to think about all my achievements from last week and all the things I could improve on. Self-assessing motivates me for the tasks ahead. It sets me up for a really productive and inspired Monday. The best way I like to keep on track is by recording everything in a planner.
I swear by my Getting Things Done planner every day. It has everything I need to set myself up for a great week. Start with the date and a goal for the day. Then write down everything you need to get done. You have the freedom to plan your perfect day however you please, plus it has extra sections for all your self-care including how much water you drink if you’ve worked out and your meal prep for the week. Getting your life together is the best way to look forward to Monday.
I look forward to this little morning ritual every Monday!
Fuel Monday in the best way
Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. To make Monday magnificent, treat yourself to a delicious breakfast.
Everyone needs to look forward to something in the day and when you’re waking up as early as us Career Girls, you deserve a reward sooner rather than later!
Whether it’s picking up your favorite brekkie on the go or making it yourself, make sure its extra tasty, fresh and healthy!
Dress to impress
Make Monday special by dressing up! It’s so easy to fall into a panic, pull on your nearest clothes, after giving them a quick sniff to check they’re safe, brush your hair out of your face and rush out the door. But self-care is so important and I always feel way better when I’ve pampered myself a little in the morning. Take time with your skincare routine. Wear your best perfume. Make Monday special.
Not only will this encourage you to wake up a little earlier, but it’s something to look forward to every Monday morning. And when you start Monday with a bang, it’s most likely going to elevate your confidence to carry on the week in the same way.
If you have a particularly grueling Monday approaching, treat yourself to a new outfit. If nothing else, at least you’ll be excited to debut it and hopefully, it will give you the positive start to the day we all need!
Make a weekend out of it
Okay, so maybe not a whole weekend out of it, but every Monday do one thing that you would usually reserve for the weekend.
Go to happy hour with colleagues, have a date night, treat yourself to a sit-down lunch with a friend on your break, see a movie or have the Girls round for wine and beauty treatments. Make sure its something fun!
Doing this means you have something to look forward to and breaks up the week. If you do something fun every Monday evening, you’ll start to wish it was Monday sooner!
How do you feel about Monday morning?
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