Monday, October 28, 2013

Making Monday a Better Day

How to make Monday better.

Slow down.  Your body is revolting against Monday and wishing you were still in bed, sleeping.  Slow down. 

Make each movement count.  When you eat.  Eat slowly and enjoy each bite of food. Savor the tastes and textures of your food.   

When you get dressed, allow yourself extra time to get dressed by having your clothes laid out and ready to go in the morning.

Fake it ‘till you make it.  If you think your day will be terrible, you can almost be assured you will be right.  If you think you change your mindset, your day will improve.

Take five minutes out of your morning to journal.  Don’t have time?  Make a list, using only one word per line, of things that make you smile.  Your mood will improve.

Make a to do list for the day.  Prioritize your activities for the day.  Look at the top 3 on your list.   Choose one activity.  Complete that and cross it off your list.  This will give you an immediate sense of accomplishment.  The endorphins are moving!

Breathe slowly and with great meaning and depth, 5 times.  Bring that oxygen to your brain!

When you get up in the morning, stretch.  Stretch to get the flow of blood and energy moving in your body. 

Smile.  A smile releases endorphins.  You will feel better immediately.

Fondle a bead!

Pre Monday Preparation aka Sunday night
(It helps to prepare for Monday on Sunday night!)

Make lunches and lay out your clothes so that they are ready to go when you get up.

Put the ingredients for breakfast on the kitchen counter so they are ready when you are ready to eat.

Use your crock pot to make breakfast Sunday night.  It will be ready when you get up!

Before you get into your wonderful bed, stretch your body in all directions.  Stretch until you feel the flow of energy and the blood moving through your body. 

Before you go to sleep make a list of the kindnesses and gratitude you experienced this last week.

Before you go to sleep, speak softly to yourself.  Remind yourself that Monday is just another day.  You will get through Monday, and you will enjoy it.

Before you go to sleep, smile. 

Before you go to sleep, kiss a bead!

1 comment:

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

What a great list, Mallory... I do many of those, but your last suggestion is definitely one I could add LOL.