Dealing with Mondays

Ever dreaded waking up on a Monday for an 8am class, reaching Starbucks or Tim Horton’s and the line seems never ending, so you leave for class without a hot beverage? Well dread no more! These five easy tips for making your Mondays brighter will allow you to enjoy a better start to the week.

Tip #1: Get a travel mug and prepare your first hot beverage for the day at home. A tea bag, instant coffee, or my personal favourite warm chocolate milk can help you skip the morning rush and then you can get your usual drink after your first class.

Tip #2: Prepare your favourite lunch the night before; this way you have something delightful to look forward to for the afternoon and make sure it’s nutritious an filling to replenish your energy levels. You could even spoil yourself a little by treating yourself to a cookie – I personally love a good lemon bar on a Monday.

Tip #3: Organize your backpack with your books and notes on Sunday. It prevents you from scrambling around early in the morning, wishing you had your mom around to do these things for you.

Tip #4: Pick a really great TV show or movie that you can treat yourself to at the end of the night just before bed. This will keep you at full throttle for the day in excitement of that great relaxing hour – it may help you have some pretty creative dreams.

Tip #5: Smile. A great day starts with the right attitude – so when you wake up, just smile and if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours! You never know the impact you’ll have on a stranger by just flashing your pearly whites.

Hope all you grumpy cats now have fabulous Mondays!

by Sanaah Dodhia

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