5 Tips from Smart, Successful Women on Making Monday Better

5 Tips from Smart, Successful Women on Making Monday Better

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Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five smart, successful women to share how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier. Here are five smart pieces of advice from an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon.

On gratitude

"I know Mondays can be rough, but I always try and remind myself how lucky I am to be doing something I love. When you have passion and you are watching your dreams come to fruition, it makes getting out of bed much easier."

Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress

"I make Monday better by waking up thankful that I get to see another day. I leave the prior week behind me and focus on how great the new week will be, and I always start my morning off with a smile. For me, Mondays are great, and I make them even better by taking the time to realize how much of a blessing it is to be able to see a Monday."

Danielle Ward, surgeon in training

On making Monday special

"Monday is always special dinner day. The week is starting, there's fresh stress in the house, there's always a little bit of exhaustion from the day — at least from the boyfriend. So I always try to make something special for dinner because I'm a bit of a foodie and I can. That's my Monday ritual."

Yvette d'Entremont, chemist

On chilling on Sunday

"I always look forward to relaxing on Sunday night. Usually that means watching TV with my 13-year-old son. We always have a series we are watching together and I (almost) always find time for it, if he's not too busy!"

Liz Scott, philanthropist

On embracing the quiet (in PJs)

"When the kids are in school, I will drive them in my PJs and then come home and bask in the glow of a quiet house. I mean, I sort of do this every day, but after the chaos of weekends, it feels completely luxurious on Mondays. Ahhh..."

Jill Smokler, author

Want more good advice? This month we're embracing Mondays. Here's how.

Are you a Monday Master? Share your best tips in the comments.

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