Now don't be a liar. I know you've felt it too. And if you didn't-- I really don't know what to think... Because I am 99% positive that at some point in their lives, EVERYONE wakes up with the Monday Blahs.
This is today's problem. I am going to solve this issue. Clear it away before it becomes an infectious disease that I spread to the world.
Upon further research, I discovered a PDF file dedicated to this sole purpose. Getting rid of your Monday Blahs. I shall share the ideas presented in said article:
1.On Fridays-- pat yourself on the back. (Now, don't you just feel like Rocky? A true champion?) Think about what you did to make a difference that week. (Well, I missed this boat-- since it's already Monday)
2. Write a "To Do" list for next Monday-Friday (yes, because I just love thinking about everything I have to do in the future... And-- oops-- I missed the boat on this one as well)
3. Stay present on Sundays-- don't dwell on the next day. (Missed it again-- drat!)
4. On Sundays take a "gratitude" walk (Not sure what this means-- but I picture someone walking along, pondering, glancing up into the sky, muttering under their breath, and generally looking INSANE)
5. On Monday set your alarm a little earlier (What?!?) and wake up early to focus on what kind of person you want to be today (probably a grumpy one because of the early time).
Ok-- so this article was chocked full of (crazy) ideas to help you be rid of Monday blahs. My only problem? Most of these things have to happen a few days before Monday. So what do you do when it IS Monday-- and you need some help? Here is MY advice. Not to be confused with the crazy psychobabble of the other author:
1. Drink at least 2 cups of coffee upon waking (or at least enough to give you a caffeine high). This will make you feel crazy hyper. Like you can conquer the world! Woooo! (I'm on cup 2, in case you haven't noticed)
2. Try doing a few situps or pushups. Now-- I know you're like "exercise?!? What?!?" Let me get down and try-- hold on-- Ok-- 10 pushup later. I am crazy lightheaded-- and a little out of breath (and, yes, those were girly pushups). But I feel a little better about Monday. A good way to handle anxiety and stress. And get the blood pumping. Try it.
3. Find a small task you can accomplish that morning. This will make you feel like a champ. Like, "Today I will brush my teeth. Because I am awesome." And then-- DO IT!!! You will totally win every time and start to feel major accomplished.
4. Read something stimulating online. A news article. My blog. Facebook status quotes. It will get your brain working. And you might learn something to pass on to others...
5. Put on some music and have a dance. I am not kidding. Here I go-- And-- done! Today's dance was brought to you by Madonna/Justin Timberlake and their song "4 Minutes". (Small confession-- I only made it halfway because I started getting coffee induced heart burn-- but some dancing is better than none!)
6. Check the weather. It may sound goofy-- but nothing ruins a perfect day like unexpected weather conditions (Example: Oh-- today I'll wear a skirt-- what? The wind is blowing 25 mph? And it's too late to change? Oh great-- what a bummer)
7. Find a mantra. Repeat to yourself. It could be as simple as, "Today is great. I love Monday." Mine is going to be from How I Met Your Mother, curtesy of Barney, "Whenver I feel sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story." A simple quote that makes you laugh or feel better about life will surely help get rid of the Monday Blahs.
8. Keep your eye on the prize. AKA: The next weekend (yay!)
9. Remember you are never alone with your Monday Blahs. Everyone feels it-- even those super chipper, crazy happy people that you want to punch in the face.
10. If all else fails-- call in sick and go back to bed. My whole life I've wanted to try this... Maybe someday...
Well, I hope my ideas helped-- or at least the ideas of that crazy lady. The first step is to try something. Don't just stand there complaining like a jerk-- because no one appreciates it. And we don't appreciate you spreading your "Blahs" to the world. True Story.