Fall in Love with Mondays + a Printable
Do you see Monday as a fresh new start or a looming task with sharp, pointy teeth?
If you’re someone who dreads climbing out of bed in the morning to clock in at the Notorious J.O.B., trust me I understand! I used to be the same way. While “dread” isn’t a word I’d use to describe the beginning of my week any longer, I do have days where the don’t wannas kick in pretty hard!
Even if you love what you do for a living and can’t wait to jump in, I’ve still got you covered with three super helpful tips to settling into a Sunday night ritual and reclaiming Monday, plus a super cute printable download for you to use each and every week to ensure you’re off to a great start!
It’s all in your perspective.
Your mind is your most powerful tool. Are you the ruler of that kingdom or have you handed off your power? Winning Monday is as simple as reclaiming that power, which starts with your thoughts. But it’s not just an inside job. I have some practical, doable tasks for you, too.
If you don’t clock in during traditional 9 to 5 hours, no worries! As a former waitress, I understand a nontraditional workweek. If this is your situation, simply swap “Sunday” for whatever day comes before you have to conquer your week.
3 Ways to Fall in Love with Monday
Reward yourself. While a glass of wine is fine after a hard day’s work, try and focus on a reward that isn’t food or drink. What do you love to do? What do you wish you had more time to do? I love to draw, write, read, and cook, so my reward might be doodling for fifteen minutes while listening to my favorite podcast.
Be intentional. We have more control than we think we do. If you find you prioritize others before yourself this might be a tough concept! Start small. Schedule just fifteen minutes for yourself to read or watch your favorite YouTube channel. Set an alarm if you need to, and tell your partner or your kids that it’s nonnegotiable YOU time. Resistance might happen, but it will get easier as you continue to prioritize yourself.
Create a Sunday night ritual. Whether or not you honored yourself this week or didn’t, whether you aced your goals or lagged behind, you can always start over. That’s the beauty of a Monday! Creating a Sunday night ritual is as simple or complex as you want it to be. And it’s as unique as you are, my friend.
Here are a few examples of Sunday night rituals you could adopt:
Write a gratitude list. Something’s always going right if you look hard enough.
Do a brain dump. Jot down every to-do, worry or thought rattling around in your head so that you can fall asleep faster.
Pack your lunch for the next day.
Lay out your clothes for tomorrow.
Take a detox bath. (Recipe here!)
Drink a cup of hot tea.
Put the phone down and read for fifteen minutes.
Creating an intentional Sunday night ritual and sticking with it will not only help you greet Monday with a smile, it was also remind you that YOU are worth making time for. How great is that?
You can download your free printable below!
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