Okay, many of you have asked me why I'm always so happy on Mondays. Today, we're talking about the Monday Blues. You know, like that feeling you get Monday morning, where you would rather just stay in bed, get coffee delivered to you, and lounge around, rather than get up and get to work?
We've ALL been there. Trust me, no one knows it more than I do. And just so we're clear, I'm talking about the Monday Blues, not the Morning Blues. Because I'm still figuring out how to get over those. Mornings may be the death of me.
Anyway, over the last few years, LOTS has happened in my life that's been amazing, which has in turn, made me feel grateful for Mondays. Weird right?
Well, I want to share with you guys a few ways that I get over the Monday Blues.
Unplug For The Weekend.
DON'T check your work emails. Put that Blackberry away and actually enjoy the weekend. That's what weekends are for. Time to unplug, unwind, and take a break. I need to work on this some more, because some work weeks are so jam packed, that I kind of neglect blogging, and have to actually catch up on the weekends. However, blogging is not so much work for me. I'm going to be very cliché and say, If you love what you do, you don't have to work a day in your life...
You guys can totally roll your eyes now...(Read my post on Why I Started Blogging).
But really, it's true. Blogging is my passion, so I actually find it relaxing to do it. And no, not all days are relaxing. It can also be stressful. Have you guys read the blog post on work/life balance? Check it out.
Pick Your Outfit Sunday Night.
YES. This is a must.
Nothing is worse than waking up at 6:30am having NOTHING to wear. And ladies, let's be real. Our closet can be a big as Carrie Bradshaw's, and we'd still 'have nothing to wear!' Amiright?! No one wants to start rummaging through their closets at 6:30am trying to find something to wear. It's best to pick that out on Sunday night. One less thing to worry about. And don't forget to pick out something cute. Something that says 'Dress for Success.'
One thing I find helpful, is picking out an outfit that screams #bosslady. You kind of want to kick Monday in the ass, no? The best way, is to pick out an outfit that you feel extra confident in.
Like this OOTD for example. Loving the winter whites, greys, and blacks. This high neck jumper has all the feels. Cozy, trendy, chic, and sassy. I love pairing an over-sized jumper with a pencil skirt. I mean, we can't get away with it for too long, as winter is FAST approaching. But, on a milder day, why not?
This lace-up pencil skirt is super comfy and can be worn in so many ways. If you're not into the over-sized look, go with something a little more office-y? Think Mehgan Markle in Suits. So hot. Also, how gorggg is this grey tote? It's a power-bag, duh. And SO cute for fall.
Make A List.
Lists are probably my favourite thing in the whole entire world! Dramatic much? YES. Because really, they are everything. On Mondays, I like to make a list of all the goals I'd like to accomplish by the end of the day. This could be anything from, picking up groceries, to getting a blog shoot done, editing photos, etc. Whatever, YOU need to accomplish, write it down. When something is written down, psychologically, you somehow get it done. Make it a realistic list though.
Many people say, "the list is in my head." Well, write it down. I promise you'll actually get it done if it's down on paper. And okay, if you're thinking 'how old school is she with paper?' then you can type it out in 'notes' on your phone. I still love physical paper. Something very liberating about getting your thoughts/goals on paper.
No one likes a Negative Nancy. NO ONE.
What do you love about your job? Write it down. Lol, I'm kidding. (Unless, you want to make more lists) But, seriously, not everyone loves everything about their jobs. But, I'm sure you're happy about most things? Remind yourself what it is you love about your work. Maybe it's the people you work with? Maybe it's the rewarding side of it? Maybe it's your boss? Or maybe it's just the fact that it's paying all the bill? Whatever it may be, be positive, and remind yourself why. Why you're doing it every. single. day.
Do Something Nice.
Nothing puts a smile on my face like putting a smile on someone else's face. Do something nice for someone. Hold the door open, buy someone a coffee, wish a stranger in the elevator a Happy Monday. Every Monday, on my way to work, I grab a coffee at the McDonalds drive-thru and I always make it a point to get the person's breakfast, behind me. It's the tiniest gesture, but it brightens someone's day. You never know who else is going through the Monday Blues...
Have Fun At Work.
We work our asses off, everyday. We deserve to have fun. I work with seven amazing girls, and I cannot tell you how much fun we have, everyday. If you're not laughing at work, what's the point? All our jobs are stressful, one way or another. Some are more stressful than others. Working in events and planning huge City events on a daily basis, can be extremely stressful. The best kinda cure for that, is laughter. Try it, and you'll see the difference. Not everything is fun and games, but include a little (or a lot) of laughter in your day. It instantly changes the mood around the office.
How do you guys get over your Monday Blues? What am I missing on this list? SHARE.
And on that note, I hope every had an AH-MAZING Monday!! Don't forget to kick ass this week.
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Photography by Victoria Jmourko.