10 Ways to Beat the Monday Blues

May 06, 2024 by First Federal Bank

BreakfastYou know the feeling. It’s Sunday evening, and you begin to feel a little down. You can’t quite put your finger on it at first. Then you realize; Monday is coming. Sure, there are those people who love the beginning of a new week. But it is normal to dread Mondays. So, what you can you do to start your week off on the right foot? Follow these tips from MSN.com:

Start Your Day With Meditation

Meditation is a powerful way to start your day. Research shows meditation improves brain function and changes the brain in several positive ways.

Get Dressed Up

On Monday morning, we tend to just grab the closest thing and wear it because we can’t be bothered.

However, getting a little dressed up as though it’s a special occasion can make us feel more positive and confident. It can make the day feel a little more exciting and special, changing the negative association we have with Mondays, says Santiago.

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Try and eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast that includes feel-good foods. It could be a stuffed omelet, a yogurt granola bowl, egg muffins, a green smoothie, or whatever else you like. 

Nutrition is an important part of your overall wellness, and a good breakfast helps manage your mood and energy for the day,” says Santiago.

Do Something Fun

Whether it’s treating yourself to lunch, meeting up with a friend after work, getting a massage, or watching your favorite show before bedtime, try and do something you enjoy.

Get Some Exercise

Getting moving is a great way to lift your spirits. Research shows us that a good bout of exercise can instantly increase your dopamine and serotonin levels, boosting your mood.

It doesn’t have to be in the morning—try to squeeze in a workout whenever you get the chance during the day. And it's perfectly fine if that exercise comes in the form of a long walk or a nice yoga session at home. You don't always need a high intensity workout to reap the mental health benefits of exercise.

You can read the full article here, which includes tips on how to prepare for better Mondays ahead of time. While there’s no promise you won’t still be counting the days until Friday, there are some ways you can try to make Mondays a little more bearable.

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