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Ever find yourself dreading work on Mondays? Don't worry, that also gets to the best of us. Monday blues are definitely a real thing, but we've got 17 easy ways to fight those blues away!
1. Dress to impress!
Before you go to sleep on sunday, plan out your favourite outfit to spice up the rest of your day! Remember to do it the night before because Monday mornings are the hardest to get up! Feeling good about your outfit not only helps to boost your confidence, but it will also help you feel good about the rest of the day. Compliments from your colleagues will also definitely make your Monday better! It doesn't have to be a Instagram-worthy outfit, but it helps if you love what you're wearing!
2. Go grocery shopping
Sounds counter-intuitive, but grocery shopping will actually make you feel better! Stock up on some comfort food (chocolates, anybody?) to last you through your Monday blues!
3. Soak in an aromatherapy shower or bath
Over the weekend, head on over to a Lush or Body Shop and get yourself a nice soap bar or a bath bomb to use for your morning shower! Smelling good will lift your mood up for the day, and a good soap is also a great way to pamper your skin!
4. Sweat the blues out
A no brainer, getting your whole body moving over the weekend can make you feel better on Monday. Go for a run around MacRitchie reservoir park with your friends or family and it can be a great escape from a busy work life. Moreover, exercising over the weekend will make you feel less guilty about binge eating comfort food on Monday!
5. Pick up a new skill
Step out of your comfort zone and learn something new! Sign yourself up for a baking or painting or photography class. The excitement from picking up a new skill and meeting new people will make your Mondays more enjoyable too! Check out this great list by The Smart Local on baking classes in Singapore.
6. Tidy up your workplace
A clean workspace reflects a clear mind for work on Mondays! If you don't want to stay late to clean on fridays, do it first thing when you get to work. Clear out all the things you don't need. Very therapeutic! Also improves your productivity on Monday.
7. Decorate your workplace
Spruce up you work desk with fresh flowers or new photographs of your family and friends to get you through Monday! You will be surprised at how much better you will feel.
8. Organize a potluck with family and friends
What’s better than having some friends over and catching up over food? Avoid the weekend crowd at the malls and organize a potluck at home instead. Put on some music and grab a few chairs from the storeroom for some chill time with your friends over home cooked dishes.
9. Motivate yourself with quotes
A little motivation will not only keep you going for the day but also liven up your workspace!
10. Sleep early on sunday night
Instead of staying up late watching dramas or surfing the web, why not give your body a good rest to rejuvenate your soul? Put on a sleeping mask, leave your phone aside and light up a few candles. It is not only therapeutic, but also a good time to catch up on your sleep.
11. Act of kindness
Surprise your colleagues with donuts or buy some flowers for your best friends. A little gesture not only makes them feel appreciated but also be a great way to start your Monday. This will make you feel better too!
12. Don't finish off your drama
Don’t rush to finish all your drama series over the weekends. Try leaving a few episodes of your favourite drama series so that you have something to look forward to on Monday!
13. Monday playlist
Fill your playlist with all your favourite tracks and put them on play while making your way to work. An instant mood lifter!
14. Personal time
Have some alone time over the weekend so you regain your energy for Monday!
15. Wake up earlier
Does the thought of dragging yourself out from bed on Mondays and having to rush makes you sick? Try setting your alarm 15 minutes earlier to give you extra time to just stay in bed and scroll through your social media feed or listen to your favourite music instead of being in a rush.
16. Prepare a hearty Monday lunch
Whip up your favoruite dish to bring to work for lunch on a Monday so that you have something to look forward to eat in the midst of your Monday! Besides, it is also healthier and a great way to save money! You can also get compliments from your colleagues for being a great cook :)
17. Try a different route
Try taking a different route to work on Monday. A little change can make you feel more excited about work on Monday! If you usually take the MRT, take the bus for a change!
Hope you find this list useful! Say goodbye to Monday blues! Do you have a Monday blues buddy? Share this with them too!