5 Ways to Get Pumped for Monday

Monday, Monday Blues

On Monday mornings the struggle is real. My sweet dreams are interrupted by a harsh dose of reality delivered in the form of an alarm clock that immediately triggers homicidal urges. Once I talk myself out of killing the alarm (and out of the jail cell), I proceed to carry out my morning in full zombie mode. If I’m lucky, at some point I may actually find a brain, my brain. Until then, I’m basically a walking corpse communicating through grunts and spontaneous head nods, which may indicate that I’m falling back to sleep. Have I mentioned I’m not a morning person?

Unfortunately, I begin work at 6 AM sharp, so my Monday blues and zombie tendencies must be eradicated before I teach that first student. After all, Zombie is not one of the languages I’m paid to teach.

After 2 years of early morning classes, I’ve managed to develop some ways to deal with my struggle on Monday morning. Today I thought I’d share it with all of you other zombies out there.

How to Get Pumped For Monday:

1. Get Ahead of the Game

Lay out your clothes and all your Monday work necessities the night before. That way you won’t have to worry about finding that perfect outfit while you’re still in zombie mode. This will also allow you a little extra snoozing time in the morning.

2. Have a Cup of Coffee

Mondays can be a shock to your system, so taking some quiet time to just sit and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea or juice can help get your mind ready for the day. Plus, it’s always great to take some me-time, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

3. Pump Up the Volume

Make a playlist especially for Monday or just put on a few of your favorite upbeat jams. Sing along as you’re getting ready or whenΒ  you’re driving to work.Β  Let your favorite tunes set your mood for the day.

4. Dance It Out

While you’re listening to that fantastic Monday playlist, make sure to get your body moving. It’s impossible to be a grump when you’re doing the Dougie or dropping it like it’s hot. And when that 2 o’clock feeling comes around or you hit a bump in the road on your project, take a dance break. It’s guaranteed to drop your stress levels, raise your energy and clear your head. Then you can tackle the rest of the day with a calm and fresh mind.

5. Have Something to Look Forward to

One reason Monday is so horrible is that there’s nothing else to look forward to anymore. The weekend festivities are gone and Friday is another 4 days away. Well, why not make Monday a special day? Pack a special lunch or plan a lunch date with a friend. Head out for drinks after work. Or enjoy a nice long bubble bath with a glass of wine when you get home. If you have something to look forward to, Monday won’t seem so bad.

Do you get the Monday blues? What do you do to get pumped for Monday?
  • great tips, though the first picture made me yawn and i dont drink coffee haha. dancing it is πŸ˜‰

    • Haha. I’m not a coffee drinker either. I much prefer tea or orange juice. πŸ˜€

  • Great post. I agree about first three tips. I haven’t thought of dancing though. and #5 was very interesting tip that I can use in future.

    http://ninasstyleblog.blogspot.com

    • Thanks! I’m glad I could give you a few new tips for the future. πŸ™‚

  • Jazmine

    I use some of these tips for getting ready for Monday. Not all, but thank you for the post. This makes mondays a bit more interesting. I’ll make sure to try the ones I don’t use.

    • I’m glad that you already have some ways to get through Mondays. πŸ™‚ I hope you found a few extra to make Monday mornings a little bit easier.

  • Amanda

    Ooo… I like your idea of making a playlist specifically for Mondays! I’m gonna have to steal that one!

  • I don’t drink coffee but the suggestion of making sure you have something to look forward to is a good one.

    I wrote a post similar to this last week and I think we should start a campaign to save Monday’s reputation πŸ™‚

    • I’m not a coffee drinker either, so I typically enjoy a glass of tea or orange juice in the morning. πŸ™‚ We definitely need to save Mondays! We should do a link-up for this.

  • I like the idea of a getting pumped playlist. I usually need so much caffeine, all mornings… x

    • Oh, yes. I’m so not a morning person, so caffeine is my friend. πŸ™‚ Now if only I liked coffee things would be so much easier. I guess I’ll have to stick with my tea.

  • I like these tips. The dancing one is always fun. I do that.

    • I love random dance parties and dance breaks. It makes life so much more fun!

  • If possible, I try to make Monday a relatively easy day when it comes to work. As I work for myself, that’s a lot easier to achieve! Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday tend to be the days I “smash out” everything and I find Monday much more bareable that way!

    • I think that’s a great idea! It sounds like you have some awesome scheduling skills. And you’re so lucky to work for yourself. πŸ™‚

  • I’m totally making a playlist to get through next Monday! Great idea πŸ™‚ I always like to buy new music as a treat for myself!

    • Thanks! I hope you made an awesome playlist for today! πŸ™‚ I think using music as a treat is a great idea. You could totally use that during the day too. If you accomplish something, listen to your favorite new songs as a treat.

  • This post is incredible! Really helped my monday!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com