I’m not a morning person, but I’m also not a Monday person. Who is though, right?
It seems that no matter how early I go to sleep on Sunday night, I don’t wake up completely rested and am always left wondering where in the world the weekend went by the time our alarm goes off in the morning.
Not only that, but there seems to be not enough caffeine in the world to make me as energetic as I normally am on a Friday.
However, what if I told you there’s so many things we can be thankful for about Monday, if we shift our perspective on what’s important?
Today, I’m going to share some tips that I’m practicing myself to help me ease into my weeks.How to Become a Monday Morning Person Click To Tweet
Treat yourself to a cup of coffee:
I have to have my morning coffee – especially on Mondays. Maybe instead of making coffee on Mondays, treat yourself to a cup of coffee once a week from your favorite coffee shop to give you something to look forward to! Think about it – if you know that every Monday you’re going to get a peppermint-mocha iced coffee made from your favorite coffee shop, you may look forward to Mondays more often than you think.
Remember that not every Monday is promised:
When you think about it, there were people in the world who did not wake up to see another Monday. When you think of things that way, it’s really a blessing to have the opportunity to see another Monday morning. As tired as we may be, we’re breathing and we’re healthy. It really changes your perspective on Mondays when you see waking up on them as a blessing rather than just a reminder that the weekend is over.
Set your clothes out the night before:
My mom used to tell me all of the time when I was living with them that by setting my clothes out the night before, I am carving off time of my morning routine. As much as I groaned and sometimes did not do it, my mom was right. By setting out your clothes the night before, you’re giving yourself more time in the morning to get settled. Your mornings are also a bit less hectic, because you don’t have to go through your closet trying to figure out what to wear.It's really a blessing to have the opportunity to see another Monday morning. Click To Tweet
Set some time aside just to sit in silence:
I arrive early to work on Mondays not only to finish up some last minute things in preparation for my classes, but to also just sit in silence. Five days a week, I am surrounded by joyful voices, so it’s crucial for me to have some time to just hear nothing.
For those of you who are believers in Christ, maybe this looks like having a devotional time in the morning. For those of you who aren’t, maybe it’s just sitting and sipping on your cup of coffee. Whatever you do during the time of silence, I definitely recommend shutting off the noise, even if just for a few moments.
Rest on Sunday:
As a believer in Christ, I participate in the Sabbath, of which the Lord encourages us to spend a day resting. Although this has been a bit harder to accomplish as a teacher, I try not to do any school work on Sunday, so that I can truly rest. This is helpful for easing into your Monday morning because if by starting your work on Sunday, it can make your week feel that much longer.Not a Monday morning person either? I have some tips that may help you become one! Click To Tweet
What about you? Are you a Monday morning person? If so, what are some things that you typically do to help you ease into Mondays?