07:15 There’s this disturbing sound that sneaks into your head and won’t let go-and just when you’re dreaming so sweetly of your last vacation in California. You open your eyes, just a little bit, and the first thing you see? Dark gray sky and thick snowflakes outside the window. The sight makes the decision easy: just five more minutes. You snuggle into your blanket-warm and lavender-scented, freshly washed-and doze for a few more seconds until it clicks.
A smile spreads across your face, hesitantly at first, then completely, the full hundred watts. You flip back the covers and jump out of bed, the hallway to the bathroom is your dance floor, the toothbrush your mic. Finally, you think to yourself as you slip into your OOTD, the day can start!
Does your Monday morning look like this? Probably not. For most people, the beginning of the week is associated with negative feelings. We’ve collected what we think are the most helpful tips on how to start Monday motivated, relaxed and focused.
Do planning for Monday on Sunday
Multitasking and lack of time and task planning are most often the cause of low productivity. Day planning is a great way to combine time and task planning.
But don’t stress about it Monday morning at work, do it the night before. In this case on Sunday evening. A clear head and a completed daily plan are the perfect conditions for effective work and more motivation on Monday morning.
Start the day with routines that bring you joy
Do you have a morning routine? One that you enjoy? The mood you create in the morning is usually more or less carried through the rest of the day. Therefore, make sure that you take some time in the morning for your personal good mood routine. This can look very diverse.
- Podcast – an interesting topic about one of your hobbies or interests
- Reading – briefly immerse yourself in the world of books
- Sports – a sunrise yoga session does not sound bad
- have a good breakfast – enjoy a muesli bowl with fresh fruit
- Music – turn up and sing along
- Stream – a video of your favorite youtuber
Try to get enough sleep
Lack of sleep is often the main reason for a bad Monday morning. But only you can know how much sleep you need. Everyone needs different amounts of sleep. So listen to your body and find out your sweet spot.
But getting to the perfect amount of sleep is not easy, especially from Sunday to Monday. Going to bed in time is the solution and also the problem.
This can help to fall asleep early:
Don’t sleep too long on Sunday, otherwise your body won’t cooperate with your plan at the time when you actually want to go to sleep.
Clear your mind by writing down your thoughts.
Plan your evening routine for Monday or the coming week. This will help you organize your thoughts, give you the feeling of being ready and provide mental relaxation.
Keep afternoon power napping under 20-30 minutes or avoid it altogether if you slept enough last night.
Get in the mood for sleep in a relaxed atmosphere. This can look like this, for example: You snuggle up under a warm blanket ready for bed, dim the lights, turn on some quiet music and read a book.
Motivational sayings for Monday
Finally, here’s a list of what we think are the best Monday morning sayings for motivation. So that you arrive motivated at work on Monday.
“When you get up in the morning, think what a privilege it is to live, to think, to enjoy, to love…” – Marcus Aurelius
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
“You have to get up every morning determined if you want to go to bed satisfied.” – George Lorimer
“Be unhappy. Or motivate yourself. Whatever needs to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
“Every morning when I open my eyes, I tell myself, “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it will be. Yesterday is over, tomorrow has not yet dawned. I have only one day, today, and I will be happy on that day.” – Groucho Marx
“The future will depend on what you do today.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“I know it’s Monday, but it’s also a new day, a new week, and therein lies a new opportunity for something extraordinary to happen.” – Michael Ely
“Every morning you have two choices: keep sleeping with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Kristin at Sophisticated Gal
“Monday is a fresh start. It’s never too late to dig in and start a new streak of success.” – Unknown
“If you start doing the things you really love, it wouldn’t matter if it was Monday or Friday; you’d be excited to wake up every morning to work on your passions.” – Edmond Mbiaka