I would dread Monday’s growing up but over the years, I’ve surprisingly become a Monday person. I honestly think it’s all about perspective. Mondays use to mean dreading to start the long work week again and stressing about the week ahead. Now Mondays are used to set the tone for the week and embrace all new opportunities that are waiting for me in this new week.
My biggest tip is using Sunday as a day to recharge and refresh yourself (physically & mentally) before beginning a new week. Here are 5 Self-Care Tips to help decrease or even eliminate your Monday blues.
TIP ONE: GO OUTDOORS
Take a stroll outside. Whether it’s sitting outside, going for a walk or going for a jog. The fresh air and sunshine can help decrease anxiety and depression. Take this time to disconnect from social media. Use this time to clear your mind and focus on the nature around you.
TIP TWO: AT-HOME FACIAL TIME
It’s no secret that stress causes breakouts, rashes & irritated skin. Treat yourself to an at-home facial. Buy a mask at your local Target or Walmart to detox your skin. When you look good, you feel good.
TIP THREE: BUBBLE BATH
Prepare a nice bubble bath to sit and relax in. You can read a book, meditate or listen to relaxing music. What’s better than a bubble bath, with a lit candle and a nice glass of wine to unwind your Sunday.
TIP FOUR: BOOK WORM
I was never really a reader. Recently, I’ve started reading self-help books and it has changed my whole view on reading. Try to find a genre of book you like, unplug from your surrounding and enjoy a nice read.
TIP FIVE: PREPARE FOR THE WEEK
Prepare yourself for Monday: prep your lunch, create a to-do list for the week, review your calendar, and/or plan your outfits for the week. Also making sure you get plenty of sleep to avoid the slugglish feeling the next day. Lifting off the smallest load of Monday’s routine can make a big difference and make Monday’s less hectic.
Look at Monday as a fresh start. I hope you’re able to use these tips to help you reduce or eliminate your M o n d a y b l u e s.
What does your Sunday look like?