Hello there, Monday. There you are again. All fresh and ready to bring us back to reality. But that’s okay, we see you as the perfect day to kick us back into gear -to remind us that there are things to be accomplished and dreams to be realized! (Oh, and also maybe some laundry to be done and laziness to be burned off.)
Monday is the most important day. It’s the day that sets the tone for the rest of the week, so it’s vital to start it off on the right foot. Don’t dread Monday, seize Monday. Here are 8 things you should do to start your week off right.
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Make Sure The Laundry is Done
Yes, we know sometimes travel prevents us from doing laundry, so if you missed laundry day and your basket is piling up, get your laundry done ASAP on Monday. Trust us, you don’t want to go through the rest of the week scrounging for clean underwear.
Many of us skip working out on the weekend and that’s fine. We all need a break here and there, but make sure that you get right back to working out on Monday. Exercise will kickstart your week and your metabolism. So you can feel a little less guilty about that Sunday Netflix marathon and butter popcorn.
Skip Happy Hour
Trade in happy hour for a gym session or some yoga. The last thing you need on Monday is more alcohol. Give your body a healthy rest.
It can be tempting to fill up on sugar and carbs when you’re tired and having a case of the Mondays, but the best thing you can do for yourself is eat clean. Too much sugar and refined carbs will make you crash even worse if you’re already dragging your feet. Fill up on lean proteins like organic fish and turkey and eat plenty of filling green veggies like kale, spinach, and broccoli. Snack on energizing foods like raw nuts and fruit. Drink plenty of water and skip sugary drinks like soda and bottled juices.
Get Some Sleep
If possible, get to bed before 10pm so that you have endurance for the rest of the week. If you start Monday by going to bed too late it will lead to residual exhaustion all week. If you love going out mid-week, Thursday is a great night that is close enough to the weekend for a timely recovery.
Organize/Revisit Your Calendar
Organize and revisit your calendar on Monday morning to refresh your memory and sort out your week. Sometimes on Mondays we can be in a fog, so it’s important to review your entire calendar for the week to avoid double scheduling and missed deadlines.
Follow up on any emails you received late Friday and over the weekend. The further your weekend emails trickle down in your inbox, the more likely you are to forget about them.
Get inspired by setting some new goals for your week. They can be big or small goals. The idea is that you want to get as much momentum as possible to kickstart your motivation for the rest of the week! Need some help? Check out: The Savvy Gal’s Guide to Organizing, Setting, and Achieving Goals