9 Ways to Get Rid of Your Monday Blahs


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There’s an epidemic striking the nation – and it’s called ‘The Mondays’. If you’ve ever had a case of the Mondays, you’ve probably had a hard time rolling out of bed, chugged enough coffee to feed a village, and snapped at someone for no good reason. Mondays are tough – the weekend is oh-so-far away, and whether you’re in an office or busy running your household, it’s never fun to give up the free time you’ve just enjoyed over the weekend.

Instead of dreading Mondays, why not make them something to look forward to? That’s right, we said it. Just because it’s the start of another workweek, doesn’t mean that lighthearted, fun-loving feeling you enjoyed all weekend needs to disappear. Get back into the swing of things by treating yourself on Monday – you may even find yourself getting excited for it when Sunday rolls around.

Here are 9 ways to make your Monday better!

Book a Last-Minute Getaway

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Explore the mountains of Park City, Utah on your next weekend getaway!

When there’s a trip in your future, the week leading up to it is suddenly filled with excitement. Whether it’s Monday or the day you leave, waking up in giddy anticipation is never a bad feeling. And a spontaneous getaway can be that much more exciting!

Visit Hyatt’s website on Mondays to track down hotels with openings for the upcoming weekend. Priced from as low as $89, these luxe hotel rooms are perfect for a quick getaway in a nearby city, or even for a staycation closer to home. Have more time? Take a trip to a new city you’ve always wanted to visit. Grab your gal pals, bring the entire family, or sneak away for a romantic retreat. With new rooms popping up every Monday, you’ll have fun planning a weekend escape over your Monday morning cup of coffee.

Treat Yourself (Literally!)

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One way to banish the Monday blues? Shorten your morning routine. Skip making a lunch or brewing coffee at home and instead, make plans to grab something at a favorite restaurant or café. The mere idea of satisfying your cravings can be enough to make you not hit the snooze button that third time. Even better – arrange to meet a friend for a break from the daily grind and some much-needed social time.

Find Your Bliss

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If Mondays give you a case of road rage or make you a little short with your coworkers, try to carve out time to center yourself for the week ahead. This might mean a visit to the chiropractor, meditating, or attending a weekly yoga or fitness class. A little mental break can go a long way to helping you find peace well beyond Monday.

Take Monday Morning Shifts

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If Monday is a crazy rush to get the kids off to school or to take care of household chores, try splitting responsibilities between you and your spouse, or even you and the kids. If you can sleep in a bit every other Monday, it can make a huge difference in your mood – even on the days when you’re the one getting up! After all, knowing you only have to be the household task master a few times a month is a huge relief.

Do Something New

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Monday represents the start of a new week – with emphasis on the word new. Make a list of things you’ve always wanted to try, whether it’s a restaurant, wearing an unexpected lipstick shade, or visiting a fitness studio. Pick an item over the weekend and make plans to actually try it out. Changing up your routine can make every Monday way less dreary; think of it as an adventure to kick start your imagination.

Prettify Your Day

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When you wake up on Monday, the last thing you may want to do is your hair, makeup, or nails. The answer? Don’t! Book a standing appointment for a weekly manicure or blowout. You’ll get a little R&R, catch up with your stylist, and leave the salon feeling amazing.

Send off Sundays in Style

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One way to make Monday less terrible? Start a Sunday night ritual that’ll put you in the best spirits possible. Take a bubble bath, do your nails, read a book, drink a glass of wine, or catch up on a TV show. Whatever makes you happy, take time to relax on Sunday and truly enjoy yourself. Most importantly, get some rest! Try to turn in a little earlier than you usually will – it’ll make that alarm less jarring.

Monday Date Nights

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Sure the weekend is a typical time to have a date night, but why not Monday? Plan a special evening for the two of you every Monday; you’ll avoid the crush of people on the weekend and have an easier time nabbing a babysitter. Flying solo? Date night can be a designated friend hangout night as well – get your girls together for some gossip or to watch a favorite TV show.

Try Aromatherapy

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The power of scent can go a long way to improving your mood. An invigorating essential oil like bergamot or peppermint can boost your brain activity and make you feel ready to take on the world. Feeling anxious or stressed about something happening this week? Try some lavender. Look for roll-ons or essential oil sprays for on-the-go relief no matter what Monday throws at you.

 

Banish your Monday blahs by planning your next weekend getaway with Hyatt! Where will you go next? 

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