It’s not a shocker to anyone that I don’t like Mondays (but then, who does? Probably restaurant workers who have Mondays off and people who are retired and have every day seem the same.). But there’s a right way and a wrong way to approach the dreaded day… here’s what works for me…
- Make a list. Again, not a shocker, I like lists. But it makes me feel like I’m doing something productive, while not actually doing work, and I can see what I need to accomplish this week. Monday’s can seem overwhelming if you just keep thinking of what needs to be done but if you write it all down and start checking things off, it’s not so bad.
- Reward yourself with a treat. For me this would be visiting the Starbuck’s drive-thru. Though today I had iced coffee at home and it was delicious.
- Don’t stay up too late on Sunday night. I’m a night owl, so I’m not very good at this, but I’m learning that if I start the week off with a good night’s sleep, I don’t drag on Monday (yes, rocket science, I know).
- Have plans lined up for mid-week. This gives you something to look forward to and Wednesday will be there/here before you know it.
- Do not make plans for Monday night. My kids always need a detox from the weekend and if I take them anywhere on Monday evening, it’s bound to end badly with at least one of us crying.
- Complain about Mondays on Facebook. You will get “likes” and sympathetic commenters and this will make you feel better.
- Watch this video (thanks to my friend, Michelle, for sending this to me):