Do the Monday blues have you feeling down? Me, too! I’d much rather be doing ↑ right about now.
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Although I don’t have the typical 9-5 career, I still get a bad case of the Monday blues from time to time. Perhaps it’s because I know my partner in crime, Steve has to work and all I want to do is play. Or perhaps because I know that it means I’ll have a slew of Doctor’s visits, as I do most weeks. Even if it is just doing some creative work, my weeks somehow blur into one another and before I know it, Monday happens all over again. Do ya feel?
Well, here is a few ways that have been easing me along my merry little way on a Monday. I hope it suits you too!
♥ Plant your feet on the ground and feel the bare earth from your heel to the tips of your toes (if you can). This sounds like I’ve had too much medicinal cannabis, but just hear me out. A yoga teacher once told me that welcoming the day with fresh air when you wake up, while connecting yourself with your surroundings is key for your mind, body and soul. Take a minute, inhale and exhale and your week will begin with greater conciousness, alerting an even greater sense of gratitude to be afforded another day, another week and new beginnings.
♥ Document your weekend. Take photos, mental notes, anything that can make you smile come noon time, when you are all too close to slamming your head against the wall. It may give you 2-3 seconds of laughter, but the smile has a tendency to linger.
♥ Ask people how they are doing. I know this may seem pretty typical — but, ask and MEAN it! The thing is, people can pick up on genuine vibes and you’ll most likely make their day. It becomes a domino effect and your vibe attracts your tribe. Monday’s would be far more groovy and the week much easier to get through if the mood starts out right. Set the tone — I dare you!
♥ Don’t work, play. Find a way to make ANYTHING that you do fun. If that means listening to your favorite jams (current obsession alert: Meg Myers) or a little chair dancing (keep it appropriate). My point is, just have a laugh. Don’t take yourself too seriously as those daunting Mondays arrive. Enlighten your senses.
♥ Look past the uncomfortable and push yourself to do or try one thing you wouldn’t typically do. Obviously everything in moderation, but nevertheless it will keep your week fresh and you’ll have something to look forward to. The best part is, it can be ANYTHING: trying exotic, new food(sss), hiking a different trail than usual (or for me, just hiking in general), but you get the gist. Explore new things and feelings and at the end of the day, you can confidently say you are a renegade and Monday is your b.i.t.c.h.
What are some things that help kickstart your week with a bang?