Meditation can be difficult for some but regardless of your ability, don't aim for perfection. Just try to schedule out five minutes and sit still. Or, listen to your favorite calming tunes in the morning and relax for a few minutes to prep your mind for the day ahead. You'll feel well-rested.
Mondays can already be a drag and as lazy as you may be, try to put on something that makes you feel and look good physically. It will make the day a bit easier to get through and chances are, you'll feel more confident.
Make your favorite meal, like waffles or cinnamon-buttered toast. Cut a few fresh strawberries the night before and add some whipped cream. Having a healthy breakfast that satisfies your sweet tooth will give you something to look forward to as soon as you wake up (instead of focusing on Monday blues).
Create a Monday morning playlist with your favorite songs, the ones that make you want to get out of bed, pumped with a "bring it on!" attitude. You'll start off with a more cheerful mood and dance yourself out of bed instead of stumbling out of it.
Affirmations can help, too. Say something that you believe, something that you know will improve your mood. Here are a few examples: – "I'm going to have an amazing day." – "I am a strong, fabulous person." – "Great things are going to happen to me today."
Have a solid, feel-good, morning routine. Do things in the morning that make you feel unstoppable, amazing, happy, blissful, powerful, and strong. This could be a variety of things like a quick, 10-minute dance session, yoga, a walk in nature, music, pancakes—whatever activity that makes your soul and mind light up.
Motivation increases when there is a reward. Yes, you can and should reward yourself for no special reason or occasion, but just for being you. Treat yourself well. Don't wait for the weekend! No successful career or professional development can begin with a
depressed and unmotivated mind. Lift your spirits, ignite your mental energy, and you'll jump-start your week's productivity.