Wise Advice for a Happier Monday Morning

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Monday mornings are definitely not my strong point, especially since I’ve been working from home so much and the barrier between bed and office is basically nil. (I did shower and change out of my pajamas today, but only because I have a video call and I’d like for my hair to be going in the same direction, roughly).

Throw in a holiday weekend and this week was a real challenge. Don’t get me wrong, I love holiday weekends, but they make that first morning of the week even harder, it seems to me. Tuesday morning is really a fake Monday morning in disguise, but at the same time, it’s also a Tuesday morning — in other words, double trouble.

That’s why I asked for your help in turning my Monday mornings around. I asked how you start your week off right and this is your best advice.

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1. You caffeinate.

Whether you make your own coffee (or espresso) or hit up a coffee shop en route to work, most of you start your morning with a dose of caffeine.

2. You get sweaty.

For some of you, a Monday morning sweat session is non-negotiable. It helps energize you — and also means showering isn’t optional (which helps with the all-too-common pajamas-all-day habit).

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3. You take things one step at a time.

The madness of the morning is much easier to handle when you don’t try to do too much at once.

4. You make lists.

This is actually one of my favorite ways to start any day — to stop, assess, and write down all the things that need to get accomplished.

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5. You prep on Sundays.

Sunday evenings may well be the answer to Monday mornings.