Five Ways to Actually Look Forward to Mondays

It seems like the weekend has flown by again and suddenly it’s Sunday night. You’re sitting on your couch, a million thoughts going through your head about what you need to tackle this week, and the Sunday Scaries set in. Did I forget to turn off the portable heater under my desk over the weekend and burned down the office? Do I meal prep this week or rely on food trucks, again? Did I remember to submit that assignment or report?

 The list goes on and on.

Whether you’re a student, work for yourself, or work at an office job, this probably sounds familiar. It’s easy to stress yourself out about the week before it even happens. Although it may seem easier said then done, here are a few tips to help you actually look forward to starting your week.

Make a To Do list

Are you the kind of person who has a hard time shutting your brain off? This can be particularly difficult on a Sunday night when you’re thinking about everything you have coming up that week. Grab a pen and paper and write down your to do list on Sunday night. Write out all of the things you need to get done that week, highlight the tasks that are top priority, and have it ready to go to start off your week. That way when you wake up Monday morning you have a place to begin.

Wake up confident

It’s really easy to wake up Monday morning feeling sluggish and unmotivated. Instead, try to wake up Monday ready to take charge of your week! What’s one of the best ways to do this? Feel confident in how you look! Pick out one of your favorite outfits to wear Monday, rock a fun lipstick, or show off that new statement necklace. Waking up and feeling confident will help you tackle your Monday, setting you up for a productive and strong rest of the week.

Plan something to look forward to

Having something to look forward to at the end of a long Monday always seems to make the day just a little bit sweeter. Whether it’s a Face Time date with a friend, planning to go out to eat or cooking your favorite meal, or scheduling an appointment you enjoy for Monday evening like a massage, getting your nails done, or a facial, knowing you have something exciting at the end of the day can be the little bit of motivation you need to get through your work day!

Sunday Self Love

Set aside a little bit of time for yourself on Sunday night. Do a facemask, have a bath, wash your hair, meal prep, read or meditate, whatever it is that relaxes you. Take some personal time for yourself to unwind from all of the thoughts buzzing around in your head and remind yourself that it’s important to take care of yourself too.

This is a fresh start

Use Mondays as being your own personal refresh button. Instead of worrying about things that happened the week before, focus on how you’re going to make