Growing up I loathed Mondays. It meant the weekend was over. That there was 5 days of school ahead. Studying for tests and exams. Homework.
You get the picture.
I always vowed that I wouldn’t detest Mondays as an adult. That Monday wouldn’t be so MEH.
I’ve found the key to easing into the week is to do some preparation on a Sunday. I’ll be honest when I woke up yesterday morning I was tempted to have a lazy day.
After a breakfast consisting of milktart, the day looked like it was going the chilled/lazy route.
You can stop making that face Cheryl, this is my blog and I’ll eat cake for breakfast if I want to.
Sitting in our jim jams getting comfy on the couch, I thought about the to-do list that was not going anywhere. I pondered the busy week ahead and had that ‘now or never’ feeling.
Cleaning our home (thank goodness hubby always helps) was a workout but we still made time for gym. I got on top of the laundry, I found some Househunters International and ironed my way through a few episodes. Tidied our cupboards and we ended the evening with a delicious dinner, hubby made. I even had time to write out a grocery list and think about meal planning for this week.
This morning we woke up to a clean home, empty laundry basket and a sense of calm. Busy week ahead but less on the old to-do list makes the world of difference. A kick ass workout means I’m more motivated to go to gym after work. I feel like I’ve got a headstart of my weekly goals and it is well worth putting the time in, on a Sunday.
Because the benefits on a Monday speak for themselves.
What about you? Do you have a weekly routine to combat Monday mayhem?