Its 6am and I’m self employed. There is something about mornings that gives me more motivation than a late afternoon. Monday morning in particular is when I catch up on emails, wash brushes, restock/organize my kit and review my calendar for the week. Many makeup professionals consider Monday their off day because we’ve been hustling all weekend.
There is a negative connotation associated with the 1st day of the week. Monday blues are a real downer for many reasons. If you hate going to work I guess Monday grind isn’t your favorite. I like Monday and I think it’s the best time to set up your work for success. So here are some tips to make your Monday more comfortable.
1. Wake up early. The quiet morning to have coffee, meditate, or read is your me time to get your mind right.
2. Dress well. Casual Friday in office environments changes the tone of the day so why not make Monday your day to bring it on with a fun lipstick or awesome shoes. Good shoes and lipstick make me so confident.
3. Tackle your most challenging tasks on Monday. Once it’s out of the way you are smooth sailing. Today mine is setting a new printer.
4. If Monday gives you the blahs then schedule something that gives you joy. I love cooking so on Monday night I usually plan to make a nice meal and enjoy some wine. It could be a yoga, nature, or even a binge worthy Netflix show. Having that thing to look forward to at the end of work day will make it easier to transition from a negative perspective.
So get out there and have a good Monday. You deserve to live your best life 7 days a week.