Monday morning? It’s nobody’s favorite time of the week.
We’ve all been there. But just because that Monday morning alarm clock is a rude awakening (literally), that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of those early hours.
HERE ARE FEW THINGS TO GET MOTIVATED TO START A WEEK RIGHT.
• DON'T HIT SNOOZE
Everyone loves the snooze button. Whoever invented snooze should be given a Nobel Prize.
Do your best to get up right when your alarm goes off. That way, you’ll be ready to face the day more quickly. This will give you more energy in the long run than the constant cycle of waking up and going back to sleep that the snooze button forces us into.
Exercise in the morning can also help with the Monday blues, as exercise is proven to improve your mood and boost your confidence.
• EAT RIGHT
Make sure your breakfast includes protein to help you stay full longer, thus minimizing distractions or grumpiness that might come from being hungry an hour later.
• LEAVE BEHIND A CLEAN HOUSE
Clean up after yourself. It’ll only take a few minutes, and you’ll thank yourself once you return later in the day.
• GET TO WORK EARLY
Arrive early to work to really get things going and avoid the headache of rushing into a meeting 10 minutes late because of traffic.
• GREET EVERYONE
Saying a simple “hello” or “good morning” to everyone you pass on your way to your desk can make a big impression on people in the long run.
Getting discouraged at the beginning of the week will only make the rest of the week that much harder. Keep your chin up and power through.