Although I don’t dread Mondays, I know most people could agree that they don’t look forward to Mondays at all. That is when most people usually go back to school or work and they find it hard to get excited for the week ahead. Today I will be sharing with you 5 things you can do to change your outlook and look forward to Monday and the week ahead. Most of these tips are things you can do Sunday evening to help you prepare to have a better and productive Monday. So what are the 5 ways to make Mondays suck less? Here they are, my friend! 🙂
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1. Spend Sunday Evening Rejuvenating
The whole week you were busy and on the go so it’s important to take some time off on Sundays to feel well-rested on Monday. I usually try to get everything done early on Sundays so that my husband and I could have a relaxed Sunday evening to re-energize and be ready for the following week.
If you don’t take the time to relax the day before, you will most likely feel tired and drained the following day (Monday) needing coffee all day long to get through the day. So make time to relax on Sunday evening by doing something that rejuvenates you.
Here are some tips:
- Pamper yourself
- Read a book
- Drink a calming tea
- Light up stress-relieving candles
- Listen to relaxing music
- Take a bath
- Write in your journal
- Take a short nap
- Watch your favorite movie
I’m sure you get the point 😉
You can read more about ways to de-stress here.
2. Go To Bed Early
This goes hand in hand with the 1st tip because getting enough hours of sleep Sunday night will make you feel much more energized on Monday and this will also help you have a better attitude ;). I don’t know about you, but when I don’t get enough hours of sleep I feel a little cranky 🙂 So sleeping enough hours will assure you have a better Monday because you will be rejuvenated and fully rested.
Getting enough sleep will help you perform better at work or school and you will be a lot more productive.
3. Get Everything Ready For Monday
This tip will really help your Monday suck less because if you have to wake up really early, knowing you have everything set and ready will give you peace of mind Monday morning. You won’t feel as rushed and stressed so early in the morning.
Here are some things you can do the day before to be ready for Monday:
- Have your home tidy before you go to bed
- Have your outfit laid out & ready
- Pack up your lunch
- Prepare your dining table for breakfast
- Write down your Mondays to-do list
Doing this will help you tremendously because you are already having a great start to the day having peace of mind knowing that you ready for the day! 🙂
4. Do Something Nice For Someone
Doing a random act of kindness on Monday will for sure transform your day into being blah and boring to feeling so cheery and happy. Helping or doing something nice for someone else automatically makes you feel good.
Here is a list of simple random acts of kindness:
- Send a thoughtful thank you text or email to a loved one and truly mean it
- Take some coffee or breakfast for your co-worker(s)
- Give someone a sincere compliment
- Make a romantic dinner for your significant other after work
- If you go to a restaurant, leave a gracious tip for the waiter (you will make their day!)
- Hold the door for someone
- Let your family know how grateful you are for them
- Buy your mom flowers
Random acts of kindness are something you can incorporate every day, not just on Mondays. Trust me, if you do this, it will make your Monday so much better.
5. Plan Something Exciting
Mondays don’t have to be boring, you can choose to make it more fun by planning out something that you will enjoy after school or work. Plan something out that will excite you and you will look forward too. That way when Monday morning comes you will be excited looking forward to your fun plans.
Here are some ideas:
- Lunch with your friend and catch up
- Date night on a Monday
- Have a movie night
- Take an afternoon walk at the beach
- Watch your favorite TV show
The list can go on! You can plan out something simple but fun to look forward to on Monday.
This might be something you don’t feel like doing but it will definitely change your outlook and the way you feel on Monday. Which is to get dressed up.
Wear a nice outfit, do your hair and makeup. Like they say… ” If you look good, you feel good!” It has been proven that the way you dress helps increase your confidence and improves your mood. If you look amazing on a Monday, there is no doubt that you will feel amazing!
Take a little extra time to get dressed up and you will feel ready to conquer the day!
If you actually do the tips I suggested above, I have no doubt that it will help Mondays suck less. Here is a short rundown of what we mentioned today:
- Spend Sunday Evening Rejuvenating
- Go To Bed Early
- Get Everything Ready For Monday
- Do Something Nice For Someone
- Plan Something Exciting
- Bonus Tip: Dress Up
What tips do you have to make Mondays suck less? Let us know in the comments below.
I hope you have a beautiful day! 🙂
Love it, pampering yourself is a great idea any day of the week, but especially on Mondays! Usually for me that means a latte and pastry at my favorite cafe before jumping on the metro 🙂
That sounds amazing Silvia! 🙂 Thanks for sharing that with us.
I hope you have a lovely day!
Great tips, thanks!! 😀
Thank you, Leanne! 🙂
Taylor Kirk says
I always feel like on Sundays I need a little at home spa night.
It helps me not feel like I need something extra in my coffee come Monday morning
Yes, an at home spa night sounds perfect for Sunday! 🙂
Love these tips! Monday’s really can be the pits but if you plan some ways to make it more awesome, it shouldn’t have to be!
Yes I agree! 🙂 Thanks for commenting Cassie.
great list. I do get ready for the week on Sunday and yes it does make a difference. I think my favorite is do something nice for someone. Can you see if we all did that! Mondays or everyday would be terrific.
Definitely! The whole world will be such a better place 🙂
I hope you have a beautiful day, Brenda!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
Hi Janette! I recently wrote a post about Why My Mondays aren’t Manic anymore and gave some similar tips. I really like your idea of getting dressed up as that starts your week with a spring in your step. Sunday night pampering sounds good too. I’m going to try each of your useful tips. Have a fabulous day!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
Thanks so much, Sue! So happy you found these tips useful 🙂
Let me know how it goes and have a great day!
Melanie Shebel says
I love the “do something nice for someone” bit. That is so true. Just doing something small really cheers me up. It makes the rest of my day just go more smoothly. Thank you for sharing and reminding me that sometimes it’s the little things.
That is so sweet of you Melanie, thank you very much! Yes, the little things can make a big positive impact.
Thank you for sharing! 🙂
I must say getting ready the night before and doing lovely things for myself on the Sunday really make a difference to how I approach Mondays. I’m really into crystals and cards so I pick a crystal and some cards for the week ahead, which helps to boost my energy, whilst prepping me for the week.
Great Tips! I definitely think pampering yourself is a great start to the week!
Chanel Nye says
I love the idea of having date night or lunch with a friend on a Monday – definitely something to look forward to right away at the beginning of a week! Excited to try some of these out 🙂
Great post – I love the idea of doing something nice for someone – so true that doing something nice makes us happier.
Great idea to prep on Sunday. I try to get all my outfits together for the week. Saves so much time. Going to implement your pampering tips!
Casey the College Celiac says
Taking a long walk makes any day better! And I always try to make plans with friends on Tuesday or Wednesday so that I have something to look forward to when the week starts!
Shannon Sawicki says
Great list! I do them all except 4 & 5 I will Start incorporating, thanks for sharing!
Bethany | Mama Finds Her Way says
Janett, these tips are all great! I love the idea of planning something exciting. I think that doing this would actually help me look forward to Monday, instead of dreading it. One thing I recently started doing was exercising first thing in the morning. It gives me more energy to get through an otherwise difficult day.
Thank you so much, Bethany! And that is great, exercising in the morning is so helpful. I’m happy you found something that helps you have a better day 🙂
I love Mondays, but I used to hate them! Your tips are great to be relaxed, I love candles and writting in my jornal is the best I can do to be relaxed. And maybe a nice shower 🙂
Seriously, having something to look forward to can MAKE it! My girlfriends have a low-key hangout every Monday night and it makes me look forward to the whole day!
That’s awesome Emma, sounds like lots of fun! 🙂
These are great ideas! I personally just pretend it’s Friday 🙂
Such a great tip! 🙂
Rihab From Lulu Ayleen says
This post itself made me feel good 🙂
In general,I don’t dread Mondays and the funny thing is that I haven’t worked on Monday for the last two years Lol. However, Having an organised life and doing many of the things you listed in the post have made the other week days and my life much easier.
I am so glad this post made you feel good 🙂 Yes I agree it does help make the rest of the week feel a lot better and productive.
Thank you so much for commenting!
Have a lovely day,
Lanae Bond says
Great tips. I love using my weekends to do these things. It allows me to be prepared and relaxed.
I actually love Mondays! It’s like a fresh start to the week (:
Erika Marie | https://imerikamarie.com
Working from home means I dread Mondays FAR less than I used to BUT that doesn’t mean I’m actually looking forward to them… They are still the start of the work week and the end of the weekend relaxing with my husband. There are a couple tips here I haven’t tried, so I will incorporate them in next and see how it goes!
Hi, nice tips. Although I don’t like to dress up ;). Another good tip would be to practice some mindfulness throughout the day.
I think anyone who has the weekend off, dreads Mondays. Thank you for sharing these tips. ❤ The pampering idea. Have you tried making every day feel like a Friday? There is an excellent books 📚 that help.