Mondays really don’t have to be so awful. You can start preparing for it as soon as you’re well rested from church. You can prepare for a great Monday or a productive week ahead. Read on to find out how.
Grab anything that’s definitely gone bad or just all the leftovers you know you’re not going to eat. If you do a regular clean every week, it’ll always be quick and easy.
By the end of the week your bag has become a black hole filled with random receipts, gum wrappers, loose change, and that random flyer the guy handed you on the way to work. Empty out all the unnecessary things you’ve collected and organize the important stuff so you know where everything is.
Shopping on Sunday and planning your meals for the week will not only help you eat healthier, but it’ll also free you up from having to run back to the market every other day.
Having tons of pre-made snacks for the week means you won’t have to eat out every time you’re famished and need something right now.
Getting a good start to the week is crucial and having your breakfast ready to go in the morning will save you time, keep you on schedule, and allow you to start the day comfortably.
Take some time to plan out what you need to do tomorrow – when you’re going to work out, what you’re going to eat, what you have to get done at work, etc. – so that you can keep the Monday Blues to a minimum.
Nothing is more satisfying than being able to check something off a list. So write down all the stuff you want to get done this week and keep it with you.
It’s great to make checklists, take care of chores, and get organized for the week ahead, but don’t forget to make some YOU time.
Weekdays are super hectic, so it’s easy to go for days if not weeks without talking to people you care about. Instead of shooting off a quick text, take the time to call or hang out with someone on Sunday.
Save yourself the pain and frustration of having no idea what to wear and trying to track down your clothes, by cleaning your wardrobe and organizing your clothes before heading to sleep.
It’s tempting to stay cooped up in the house because either you’re having a lazy Sunday or you’re too busy getting shit done, but getting outside will raise your vitamin D levels, improve your mood and self-esteem, get you more exercise, and better your concentration.
Doing laundry is a bit stressful, but if you think about it, the last thing you want to do after taking a wonderful shower is dry off in a towel or lay in a bed that’s covered in bacteria!
Find something inspirational – a picture, quote, song, book, video – that you can reference every time you need a little push. Try an app like +Quotes, which generates uplifting words that’ll inspire you.
For me, I sleep and watch movies sometimes, on Sunday afternoons. It all depends on my mood. Do whatever suits you, as long as it eases your Monday