5 Ways to Make Monday Your BFF
Do you find yourself in a panic on Monday mornings? Is your routine a non-routine that involves scrambling to get yourself out the door on time, spending the day trying to play catch up at work, and getting home with no energy left to cook dinner? We’ve put together a handy list of things you can do on the weekend to make Monday your BFF.
1. Don’t Procrastinate
Instead of sitting at your desk on Friday watching the clock, get all those things done that you told yourself you’d get to on Monday! It might seem like a great idea to take it easy on the last day of the workweek but come Monday, you’ll be kicking your past-self for putting your present-self behind. If you need a midafternoon energy boost, try spraying Purple Frog’s Recharge spray. The energizing peppermint and eucalyptus oils will put you back on track. Having an empty inbox when you leave for the weekend will make Monday much less daunting. If you still can’t bring yourself to get those last few tasks done, get them out of the way first thing on Monday. Then you can move on with your day!
2. Make Extra Food
When you’re making dinner on the weekend, make a little extra so you can take lunch with you to the office, or have a ready-made dinner on days that you don’t feel like cooking. The money you’ll save on eating out or ordering in can go into your “treat yourself” fund! If you decide to head to a restaurant over the weekend, you can still prep some snacks for the week. Cutting up fresh fruit and veggies and splitting them up into individual containers is a great way to be sure that your go-to snacks throughout the week are healthy.
3. Get Enough Sleep
Waking up on a Monday can be doubly hard when your sleep schedule has been thrown out of whack by late nights and even later mornings! To minimize this, try to keep your schedule as close to normal as possible. If you don’t deviate too much, you’ll be in much better shape on Monday. If you do wind up staying up past your usual time, don’t sleep in too much the next day. Kind of like when you travel, it’s best to stay awake during the day, so that you can go to bed early and wake up well rested the next morning! A quick spritz of our Relax Spray is the perfect addition to your bedtime routine. A quiet, calm, yin yoga class on Sunday evening can also work wonders. You’ll get home feeling ready to hit the pillow.
4. Get motivated! But take it easy on yourself
Thinking about the week ahead can sometimes feel overwhelming. We recommend picking up a day planner and writing down the things you want to accomplish throughout the week. This doesn’t just mean at work – it should include some of the things you’d like to do around the house or for yourself. Maybe you want to clean out your closet, pitch a new project idea to your boss, or finally catch up with a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Whatever the case may be, writing it down can clear some space in your mind when it feels like you can’t retain any more. When it’s on paper in front of you, you’ll start forgetting less, become more productive, and feel less stressed! It’s important to keep your goals realistic, and specific. Watching your list get smaller over the course of the week will give you a sense of satisfaction and encourage you to keep going. Being specific will help you to know exactly what it is that you wanted to do, making you more likely to actually do it.
5. Treat yourself
On Monday morning, treat yourself to something special. Grab a pastry with your coffee or wake up a little earlier and make yourself a nice breakfast. Our lemongrass hanger can also perk up your commute. With antibacterial properties to quell that not so new car smell and the aromatherapy benefits of lemongrass oils, it’ll be hard not to see the world through rose coloured glasses! Your perception really becomes your attitude and the bad rap that Monday has can make it seem worse than it actually is. If you give yourself something to look forward to on Monday, it’ll change how you see it. This will make it a little less painful to be headed to work or school, rather than towards an epic adventure or brunch with friends!
We want to hear from you! What are some things you do to keep the good vibes going as you transition into your workweek?