How to Change Monday Morning Blues into Positive
Just made it out of bed after the alarm clock went off this morning thinking. How to change Monday Morning Blues into Positive the best sleep you’ve had in a few months. And already the gloom have settled in. Everything feels like a drag and you’re not quite sure if you’re going to get through the day in one piece, or not. The Monday morning blues are totally normal and believe it or not, even successful people have to endure the hazy Monday grind. It’s actually pretty easy to explain.
Change Morning Blues
What is Monday Morning blues definition by Psych central in this link
The body has a set routine or rhythm that it gets used to. Over weekends we break those rhythms replacing them with late nights sleeping. Later in the mornings. All of these factors combined play a huge role in creating the negative feelings we get. The good news is, first day of the week don’t have to be a drag and there are a few things you can do to streamline your experience. Here are the top 5 suggestions that you can do right now to get your Monday started on the right foot.
How to Change Monday Morning Blues into Positive
- Take some time on Friday and get your things together.
While you’re still in the mood and in the zone. Get your homework, chores, and other important things that need to be completed by early Monday done on Friday. This ensures that you don’t have to do any last minute cramming and it safeguards against forgetting about the important things.
2. Get morning routine started on Sunday Night
We’ve all had that dream where you wake up. Get dressed, brush your teeth, eat your breakfast and walk out of the door. Smiles and feeling pretty awesome about the day – only to wake up and realize you have to do it all over again. Only this time you’re in a terrible mood, you’re late, and nothing’s running smooth.
How to Change Monday Morning Blues into Positive way
Skip all that trouble by getting your things ready the night before. As a bonus, if you know everything is done and dusted, you could get some extra sleep in the morning, even if it’s only 10 minutes – every minute counts on a Monday.
- Start you’re morning right
It’s easy to get stuck in the strain of getting out of bed. But just do it. When your alarm goes off don’t compromise or negotiate. Get up and get going. There’s no better way than to start the day fresh and clean so take a morning shower. Clear the brain fog by standing under the cold water for a couple of seconds at the end of your shower.
- Drink a tall glass of ice cold water
Put a bottle of water in the fridge on Sunday evenings. Make a point to start every day with a tall glass of ice-cold water. Not only will this wake you up. But also it will refresh you and ensure that you don’t start your day dehydrated, which, by the way, can also account for the Monday morning grogginess.
Even steamrolling through the things you have to do in the week.
Relax on the weekend. It’s so important to set up a balanced routine of chores, responsibilities and play time. Both your body and mind need time off. In order to continue functioning at their best. Now, the only question is, are you going to take up the challenge to vanish your Monday morning blues?
I think I am the only person on earth who loves Mondays. Everyone is back at work and school and I get TONS done 🙂
He he heee I like the Chillaxing bit most. I dont actually agree with Taking an Ice cold glass of water first thing in the morning. Rather a room temperature glass of water is better. Or so said my GP.
I also let a bit of cold water flow through my hair after i wash it…Its meant to be good for keeping split ends off…didnt know its good for the general body too!
Julie Syl Kalungi, Cold water on my face work wonders for me..Glad Monday Morning Blues made you laugh thanks for your support.
Its weird why Monday we seem to be so unfocused. I think it is because of the weekend although my weekends are always busy too!
Ana De- Jesus, Yes the weekend can get us all the time. Plan to slow down on Sunday and you will be ok.
I love Mondays. It is a fresh start to the week and the house is quiet.
LOL @ Robin well if you look at it that way there are many things to smile about.. I have a question, why it is when we are on vacation that same monday is no longer blue? LOL…IJS
Mardene Carr, Monday morning Blues for some people is a problem….
I only hated Mondays when I was in school because I hated having to get up early and go to school. now as an adult Mondays have never bothered me but I know they sure bother Garfield
I think we all fall prey to Monday blues. I just did some painting with my boys and it was the perfect way to unwind, relax, and enjoy the start of the week.
Mondays are great – I love helping clients get their week started when things go down.
Thankfully I’m not a Monday morning blues person, but maybe it’s because it’s just hanging with my four year old and dropping my six year old off at school with some household chores thrown in between. Although this might not always be the case, so thanks for the tips. I love staying on top of things so that I can enjoy my weekends.
Heather, I glad you are not a Monday morning blues person. Is it safe to say you are a stay at home mom. Looks like your day is quite busy.
Great ideas for starting a Monday off right! Thank you so much for the great tips.
These are some great tips. For me it’s a little different because my Monday is actually Friday, as I work during the weekends. But on Friday, when it is my Monday I try to remember everything I get to look forward too on my next days off.
Coo Nevaeh, Yea, you have it all twisted but you made it great. I love working weekends its seems to be calmer.
Great tips. You are also supposed to keep your sleep schedule the same on weekends–I am very bad at that!
Cindy (Prime Beauty), Sleep and weekend don’t mix …I am getting better at it.
Start your morning right is a good way to put it. I don’t think people realize how much this contributes to how your day goes.
Monday seems to be my most productive day although I find I need to get really organized on Sunday so my Mondays run smoothly. These are great tips!
Tina, You will get organized don’t beat yourself up. I never try to prepare for Monday either thanks for your support.
I like these ideas. I should really take some more time to prep the night before. Mondays don’t have to be that bad!
Liz Mays, Taking time to prep for Monday morning the night before can’t say its something I regularly do but it helps.
That was a cute mug. I think my mornings would be brighter with a cute mug. I get tired of the same mugs all the time though.
Good tips! Monday can be so awful. I need to try these out to make the first day of the week go a little smoother.
These are great tips! Mondays can definitely be tough haha!
This is great. My MIL always disliked 60 minutes, the show on Sunday evenings that reminds her of Mondays! I don’t mind Mondays too much, but I do enjoy a hot cup of water with lemon in the am.
I started a new job so I haven’t had Monday Morning blues. Let’s hope ti continues.
I love Mondays too Robin so you are not alone! I love every day of the week actually but I can see how these tips will help those who do.
I had a hard Monday… my son got sick, i had to finish a project in the morning and drove my daughter to school 🙁
Rika, Sorry to here your Monday Morning is not going as plan. Hope your son is feeling better and your daughter made it to school on time. It will all work out.
For those who only have Sunday off and must work every Saturday, your post is really useful as I am having Monday blues a lot most week. Thank you for sharing these tips 🙂
Maureen, Glad This post was able to be useful to you. The weekend is excited and Monday blues many find it difficult to get back into the work mode at time.
I really hate Mondays! It backs to the busy day and i hate Monday because i have a lot of work need to do.
Oh yeah, I still do get those Monday Blues. I’m always on a rush on Mondays and I would love to change that. These are great tips right here!
This is one thing I should learn to love – Mondays. I feel I am not yet ready for a new week! Thanks for these tips. I hope they’ll help me overcome the Monday morning blues.
I don’t hate Monday I love doing and get back on my job. This is interesting.
I love tip number 2. It can really make a big difference. I am doing that from time to time,
Yeah all we know everybody hates Monday, sometimes I get those Monday Blues before than now.
Lexie Lane, It hits us all Monday Morning Blues and some point in our life. if it continue then definitely a change is needed.
I’m more of a night person so getting everything I need to get done for the next day is a breeze. My night routine isn’t simple, but it does make getting 4 kids and a husband out the door on time. LOL
That’s what I always tell my son. Get everything done on Fridays, so he won’t be cramming on Sunday night or Monday morning. These are great tips.
OurFamilyWorld,Just keep encourage your son . He will turn around.
Great tips! I don’t struggle with the Monday blues anymore. But mostly because I only work 3 days a week lol.
Jean Peters, Glad to here…Monday Morning Blues affect many people.
When I used to have to get up early on a Monday morning I found having the alarm clock out of reach was the only way to beat the ten-minute snooze syndrome. Once my feet were on the floor I was up and ready to start the day. Otherwise, I could snooze away an hour in ten-minute batches.
Teresa Bowen, Yea those alarm clock get me all the time mindset made me wanted to sleep before I know it rushing to be early then I felt the blues.
ha all I can think is the line from Office Space, “Does someone have a case of the Mondays?” HAHAHAHA.
Brianna, Glad you enjoyed…Hear you don’t have the Monday Morning Blues!
On one hand I like preparing for the morning the evening before, but on the other, I don’t because I want to max my time not thinking about it!
Awesome tips, no wonder why its better to choose a career that you are passionate about!
I don’t mind Mondays but I know a few people that despise them. Not sure why- it is the fresh start to a new week and the weeks go by so fast why complain? Very helpful information I will share with others.
I like to prepare things early to avoid the Monday morning frenzy. It’s always better to start the week relaxed than panicking.
Yesterday, I was dragging so much that I was late for work (and didn’t even care). I can’t tolerate a cold shower, not even for a few minutes. I will give drinking ice cold water a try first thing in the morning.
I’m so glad that I’ve never had Monday Blues, I don’t hate Monday wherever it’s weekdays.
I actually look forward to Mondays! My house is peaceful again and I can finally get some work done.
Yes! I don’t leave enough time for Chillax. I get right up, take a shower, drink water, put my bag out by the door but still… don’t like to brush my hair or put makeup on. hehe. I end up doing it in the bathroom at work!
Great tips for changing Monday mood! I don’t have any problem with Monday’s! Actually, fresh beginings for me 🙂
These are great tips. I find Mondays work best for me when I feel rested and prepared. Implementing a schedule to get my kids in bed on time and pre-planning breakfast and lunch make the mornings so much smoother and thus the rest of the day and week.
Love all of these tips!! One of my resolutions was to become more of a morning person, and I can definitely use these tips to help with that 🙂
Nice tips! my tip would be to look forward something nice on Monday. Think os something positive before you go to bed on Sunday night and wake up happy.
I actually don’t hate Mondays, but I don’t work outside the home either. I love my job – and I love being home with my kids. Even though Monday means the start of another crazy week, it is still fun.