5 Ways to Get Out of Bed Monday Morning with a Smile
While you may normally be a perky morning person, there are times when getting out of bed can be a true chore on Monday mornings. If you’re looking for a way to not just get out of bed easily, but to also get out of bed with a smile on your face on Monday, these tricks could help.
Use weekends effectively
Part of the reason that Monday mornings are so difficult is that we spend so much of our precious relaxation time over the weekend on the go. While completing necessary errands on the weekends can make for a less stressful week ahead, it can also leave you exhausted come Monday. Whenever possible, try to balance your weekend chores with fun and relaxing activities that will leave you refreshed and ready for the week ahead.
Another reason why Monday mornings are so hectic is that you aren’t properly organized for the week ahead. To make Monday mornings a more positive experience, take the time Sunday night to think about what you’ll need to accomplish before walking out the door for school or work. Select the outfit you’ll wear and set it out. If making a hot meal is too time-consuming in the morning, prepare a breakfast casserole in individual portions that you can heat up before you leave each day.
Ultimately, the more you can prepare the night before, the less hectic your Monday morning will be.
Maintain your schedule
If you’re naturally a night owl, you may find it all too easy to stay up much later than usual on Friday and Saturday night and then compensate by sleeping in over the weekend. This disruption to your circadian rhythm can make it more difficult to happily get out of bed on Monday morning. When you can’t stomach the thought of getting up before sunrise over the weekend, consider still setting an alarm to ensure you don’t sleep in until midday. Even if you get a few extra hours each morning, waking relatively close to the same time as you would during the week will make Monday morning an easier transition.
Whether you suffer from food allergies or not, eating drastically different over the weekend than you would during the week can leave you feeling sluggish and out of sorts for days. While there’s nothing wrong with indulging in rich desserts or adult beverages once in a while, enjoying them to excess over the weekend can make starting a new week anything but a positive experience. Unless you have social obligations to fulfill over the weekend that require excessive junk food, sticking to your normal diet on the weekends can make for a better Monday.
Create positive morning rituals
If you’ve already embraced the concept of anticipating your morning needs on Sunday night, you may find that you have a little extra time before you have to rush out the door. Many people have found that creating morning rituals can help them not only start the day on a positive note, but also serve as something to look forward to as soon as they open their eyes.
While creating a ritual can sound complicated, it’s really all about doing things that are positive, healthy and lift your spirits. Possible morning rituals can include:
- Aromatherapy shower
Remember, your morning ritual doesn’t have to be complicated or like anyone else’s. It just has to be something that will help you get out of bed with a smile on your face each day.