Hello my lovelies!
Welcome back to Cappuccinos and Cashmere, your one stop source for fashion and lifestyle posts! As you know by now, Mondays I will be posting a new outfit/fashion post and on Thursdays you be getting a lifestyle post! Today I’m sharing tips on how to make Mondays your favorite day of the week.
I have been out of college and in the work force for four years now. A big adjustment for me was becoming a morning person. Trust me, I still don’t consider myself to be a true morning person as there are many mornings that I press snooze repeatedly. However, over the years I have learned some tips and tricks through trial and error that make Mondays more tolerable.
Pick out all of your outfits for the week on Sunday night – Trust me. This is a lifesaver. I have had many Monday mornings where I would wake up and panic because choosing my outfit would make me late. Now I plan all of my outfits on Sunday and hang them up in chronological order in my closet. Then, each day, I simply grab my outfit and getting ready is simple.
Pack your breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack the night before. This tip, like clothing, is also huge. I used to waste at least 15 minutes trying to think of what I would want to eat and then making my lunch. Now I will typically just pack leftovers from dinner for my next day’s lunch. The time that I have saved by doing this has been significant.
Assuming you work the “traditional” work week (Monday – Friday), I suggest going to bed on time even on the weekends. Any time that I stay up late on Friday or Saturday night, I feel horrible and end up sleeping in super late on Sunday. Now, I try to go to bed at the same time each night (regardless if I am working the next day or not). This way I am not tricking my body or cheating it of a good nights sleep.
If you are a regular reader, you know that I am all about pampering myself. Sundays if I don’t have time for a bath, I will take a longer shower to relax and unwind. I will do all of my beauty routines and sit down to have a cup of tea and watch a movie with Danilo. That is something that mentally relaxes me and allows me to unwind before the next week.
Have a positive outlook on your upcoming week. I have woken up many Mondays dreading my work week and being so paranoid. Recently I have tried to adopt the mentality that it is just one week. It is just 5 – 24 hour days. Five quick marathons and then I am done and I have the weekend to decompress. Each week should be a fresh start, a new opportunity for personal growth and development.
I hope that this list of tips and tricks was helpful. Are you a morning person? Do you like Mondays? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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