9 Effective Ways To Beat The Monday Blues…

9 Effective Ways To Beat The Monday Blues…

Hey guys!

If you’re anything like me, Monday rolls around waaaayyyyyy too fast. It’s like you race out of work on Friday evening and blink and its already Sunday night…:(  ( there really should be a day in-between Saturday and Sunday called RESTDAY 😛 )

I used to be the kind of person that would grumble all of Monday and never accomplish anything because I spent too much time lamenting about how much I loathe the day. I realized I had to change my attitude in order to change my day; Better mood= Better Outcome! Here are some of the ways I help myself have better Mondays!

Prepare from Sunday Night:
This is probably the tip that has helped me the most. Do as much prep as you can the night before. For me that entails packing my lunch/snacks for the workday. Having them prepared and ready to grab as I head out the door saves me a lot of time in the morning.
Tidy up your space . There is nothing worse than waking up to chaos. SO to avoid that, try to get your place in order as much as you can Sunday evening.
I also try to lay out( or at least pick out lol) what I’ll be wearing for the day. It’s so time consuming to stand in front of the closet and hmm and haw trying to figure it out when the morning is already so busy ( I know I know first world problems.)
I also like to pack my bag/purse. If it’s a day I need to work on my computer on my break from my full time job, I like to pack it up with the charger so its ready to go in the morning. I like to check my purse for keys, toiletries etc and have that ready as well.

Get Adequate Sleep:
This is the hardest one for me as the weekends can be super busy and I often find it hard not to nap Sunday’s after church ( y’all tell me  that Sunday after church nap isn’t the most wonderful sleep ever!)  which then leads me to be up way past an appropriate time for somebody who has to be at work at 8 am! Do yourself a favour of limited how long you “nap” in the afternoon so that you can get to bed at a decent hour.

Get up Early:
This also hard! I wake up early every single day of my life- without an alarm but….. it’s the actual physically getting up part that gets me every single time! Give yourself enough time to get things accomplished in the morning without having to rush.

Make a To Do List:
Now this goes hand in hand with Sunday Night Prep. I know lists don’t work for everybody, but as scatterbrained as I can be, lists help to keep me on track with things I need to accomplish for the day.

Eat:
I’m not really a breakfast kind of person, but I’ve had to force myself to be. It’s really important to fuel your body for the day.  I like to start my day with a cup of tea and some fresh  fruit at least.

Pray/ Write in a Gratitude Journal/Read Your Bible :
You guys are probably looking at me crazy thinking, “Who has time to do this in the morning”, but trust me when I say it has changed my Monday moods for the better. There is nothing better that putting into perspective the mere fact that you lived to see another Monday. Many people  did not.
So, to take a few minutes to give thanks and scribble a word of gratitude to the one who made it possible, I don’t think that’s too much to ask 🙂
Also, to read some of His word is not a bad idea either. Nothing like God’s word to get you centered.

Drink Water:
Stay hydrated! The more hydrated you are, the more your body will thank you- and your skin too!

Get Your Hygiene in Order:
I live by my motto, “Look good, feel good!”  So put yourself together and start your day!

Lastly….

Make Your Bed:
I know it seems trivial, but I you’re anything like me, coming home to an unmade bed, throws my whole evening off. It almost feels as if I haven’t really started the day yet!

So there you have it folks. I hope you find some tips to make sure Moaning Mondays are a thing of the past!

Have a great evening!
xoxo
©justlovethemanyway

Monday Motivation: Music For The Monday Blues…

Monday Motivation: Music For The Monday Blues…

Hey y’all!

Sorry that there was  no Style Sunday post yesterday. My entire household is battling the flu and low and behold it got me! So needless to say, my Sunday outfit consisted of black and red checkered pyjamas! Sexy! 😛

The flu is still lingering and that  just has me feeling blah! What puts me in a good mood? Music! I thought I’d put together a quick playlist of some of the songs that always manage to put a smile on my face. In particular order

  1. Summer Rain- Carl Thomas
  2. Blessings of Abraham-  Donald Lawrence and the Tri City Singers
  3. I Feel Good- Beres Hammond
  4. Candy Girl- New Edition
  5. Whoa Donkey- Byron Lee
  6. Dollar Wine- Byron Lee ( if I don’t hear this at a wedding, the whole wedding was a flop LOL just kidding…)
  7. I Call Him G.O.D- Canton Jones
  8. Murder She Wrote- Chaka Demus and Pliers
  9. One Thing- Marvin Sapp
  10. Is There Anybody Here – Deitrick Haddon
  11. Cut it Off- Dj Nicholas
  12. Danza Kuduro-  Don Omar ft Lucenzo
  13. Giving You Sunlight – The Grace Thrillers ( any Jamaican COGOP will understand :P)
  14. Hold Yuh- Gyptian
  15. Tearin’ Up My Heart-  N’SYNC
  16. Le Kwa Uku- Iyanya
  17.  We Walk By Faith/Oh how Wondrus- John P Kee
  18. Smile – Junior Kelly
  19. Runners- Lecrae
  20. Cook- Lexxus
  21.  Any song on the Dirty Money Riddim ( More Prophet, Ring mi Cellie etc…)
  22. I Came- Marvin Sapp
  23. Set Me Free- Myron Butler
  24. Ghetto People Chant- Silhouette
  25. Johnny- Yemi Alade
  26. Pump Up The Jam- Technotronic
  27. Anything Dance Mix 94-96 ( literally the soundtrack of my preteen years :p)
  28. One Dance- Drake
  29. Open Heaven ( River Wild) – Hillsong Worship  ( I may or may not be a tad obsessed with this song…. lol)
  30. Hypnotize- Biggie Smalls

And my all time favourite pick me up ( and karaoke song) is….. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston.  How can you possibly stay blue when this song comes on?? Whatever’s getting you down today, throw on one of these jams and dance it off!

Have and amazing Monday and fantastic blues free week!

xoxo