Why is Sunday night the hardest night to go to bed on time? It’s because going to sleep Sunday night means you will wake up on Monday morning, the most dreaded day of the week. Somehow on Monday mornings, the sound of the alarm clock is more annoying. On Mondays, your coffee needs more sugar to taste sweet. On Mondays, the weather seems less tolerable. Mondays are dreaded by many around the world, but today you can choose to look forward to Mondays!
Here are 5 ways to make Mondays the most exciting day of the week!
1. Take time on Sunday night to get ready for Monday.
Make lunches for the week and freeze them. Do a load of laundry, and make sure the folded clothes make it to your closet. Clean the kitchen, and that includes scrubbing the pan you have been soaking. Lay out your workout DVD and your workout clothes. Monday will be less frantic if you are prepared for it.
2. Sleep 8 hours Sunday night.
It is so important for humans to rest. Don’t eat or drink foods that are hard to digest, or your digestive system will wake you up during the night. Don’t drink too much water before bed. It’s also important to note that you should definitely eat dinner Sunday night. If you are hungry, you will wake up and be unable to sleep. Getting a good night of rest will change your day.
3. Eat real food for breakfast.
I continue to be amazed that most typical breakfasts are high in sugar, and foods that turn into sugar in the body, with a side of caffeine. Many of you know that a high sugar breakfast might power you through your shower, and maybe even through your commute, but your fragile emotional state when you crash from the sugar high, will not make your work day go well. Take time to eat from several food groups for breakfast, and include protein. Steak and eggs are popular for this reason. Seafood can add class to your breakfast in many ways.
4. Expect Monday to be great!
Every day will be as great as you think it will be. Set your hopes high! Expect to the be the best in your field today. Expect buyers to buy. Expect product to sell. Expect lunch to taste great. Expect your workout to be fun. Your friends will love your positive attitude. Your boss will love your high work ethic. Your clients will love your creative solutions to their problems. Expect Monday to be the first day of your awesome week.
5. It’s a day for reinvention! Know that today can be different.
This Monday does not have to look like any other Monday you have ever experienced. No one gets to decide how you think about today. No one can make you depressed. No situation can derail you. It’s all your choice. Choose today to think differently. Choose today to think positively, while others around you wallow in negativity. Choose today to stay on track with your diet and exercise plans. Choose today to hold onto hope, despite the news reports. Choose today to be a person who loves the new beginning that each Monday brings.
It’s Monday! What an awesome day to begin a new chapter in your life!