How to Have a Better Monday

Let’s face it – sometimes, Mondays suck. But, whether we like it or not, we all have to face that dreadful day once every week. Today, I’m sharing a few ways to perk up your Monday. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even start to enjoy them!

How To Have A Better Monday |

Make the Most of Sunday

I’ve recently learned that a well-spent Sunday can lead to a better Monday. That’s why I make it a point to get a lot done on the weekends so that I’m not stressing out come Monday morning! Here are some of the things I love to do on Sundays:

  • Take care of the chores
    • Nothing makes me more cranky than coming home to a disastrous home after a stressful day at work. That’s why I make sure all of the laundry and dishes are completely finished on Sunday afternoon. I also make sure to tidy up the house a little bit. This way, I can come home on Monday and just relax.
  • Lay out what you need for Monday morning
    • Avoid a stressful start to your morning by planning your day ahead of time. I like to lay out my clothes, making sure everything is ironed and ready to go. I’ll also make sure my bag is packed with everything I need for the day. I even pre-set my coffee maker so that my coffee is prepared by the time I’m ready to leave in the morning!
  • Take time to relax
    • While it’s important to be productive on Sundays, it’s also important to take time to relax. I find that, if I don’t end the weekend on a relaxing note, I end up struggling with the Monday blues. That’s why I make it a point to have everything on my to-do list finished by 4:00. This way, I am guaranteed the evening to do whatever soothes my soul, like reading a book, going on a walk, or watching my favorite show.

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Treat Yourself

When I was in high school, two of my good friends and I would go to Starbucks every Wednesday morning. It made Hump Day so much more tolerable, and it turned Wednesdays into some of the greatest days of my high school career!

Why not do the same with Mondays? Sometimes, you just need to indulge a little in order to get through the day. Break the routine by taking yourself out to lunch or stopping for a donut on the way to work. The smallest treats can make the biggest difference in your Monday disposition.

Look Forward to Something

Make the day a little less dreadful by planning to do something you enjoy! Prepare your favorite coffee drink, schedule an after-work yoga class, give yourself a manicure, or make a tradition of Monday movie nights. Whatever it may be, if you plan to do something you love on Mondays, you’ll have something fun to think about all day long!

There you have it: my tips and tricks for having a better Monday.

What are your tips? How do you make Mondays great? 

  • I LOVED this post. It was exactly what I needed to hear this AM. I’ve had a rough morning to say the least and this pretty much turned my day around. Thanks for sharing these awesome tips!

    • Emily

      I’m so glad you found this helpful!

  • All very good advice. I like to prepare for my next day and I find that I can relax better for it

    • Emily

      I completely agree!

  • Yes to treating yourself! An extra cup of coffee or a ice cream run can go a long way!

  • Treat yourself! Yes!! That one I always seam to forget.


  • Such an excellent post!! Treating myself is the only way I make it through Monday. Started this morning with a peppermint mocha coffee ☕️ so I’d have something to look forward to!!

    • Emily

      Ooo, that sounds delightful!