August 22, 2016

11 Ways to Slay Your Monday

Step 1: Wake up 15 minutes earlier This is an easy one for my. Cooper has a knack for waking up 20 minutes before my alarm anyway. But taking a few extra minutes in the morning can seriously relax you. When you aren’t stressed for time and rushing around, you are less likely to forget something which will help alleviate the bad day snowball effect.

Step 2: Wear an outfit that makes you feel good I tend to pick out my outfits the night before just to save time, but start your Monday wearing your favorite outfit. Put something on that makes you feel great about the way you look. This one is tough since I’m limited to “Business Casual” clothing. But for me, I always feel great in the Barcelona Cami from Express. It is seriously flattering on everyone, it hides my mom pooch well, looks professional but still trendy. My favorite thing about these camis is they are reversible, so I have two options for every one cami I buy.


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Step 3: Get your favorite coffee While I love Starbucks, I’m definitely a Dunkin Donuts girl. I went straight to my local Dunkin and grabbed a pumpkin flavored coffee that just came back out early at their store. Yay, Fall!

Step 4: Listen to upbeat music Nothing makes me feel more ready to take on a Monday than fun music on the car ride to work. I am totally that chick you look over at a stop light who is completely belting out a tune (off-key, ofcourse) and dancing in my car. My three favorites are…
  • 80’s Mercedes by Maren Morris
  • Clint Eastwood by Jessie James Decker
  • Church Bells by Carrie Underwood

Step 5: Start day with a brief To Do list Mondays are a day to ease back into work. I never make my To-Do list too heavy on a Monday, because honestly…most of it will become Tuesday’s to-dos. Also, keeping a shorter list helps me not to stress out and just tackle one item at a time. I also like to peek through my planner for the week and see what we have going on (in my new MAMBI Happy Planner)!
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Step 6: Grab a delicious lunch Most people treat themselves on Fridays for lunch. I treat myself on Mondays. It just makes me feel better about being at work.

Step 7: Catch up on local news during lunch I like taking some time to catch up on what I missed over the weekend. I’m super disconnected on the weekends since I’m usually just hanging out with Cooper all day. Other than Netflix and Disney Jr. Channel, I don’t get to watch the news at all on my weekends.

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Step 8: Grab another coffee The afternoon pick-me-up coffee is CRUCIAL on a Monday! It’ll help power you through Part 2.

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Step 9: Cook something super-fast and delicious Don’t go crazy on a Monday. Nobody is feeling this day of the week, anyway. And let’s be honest…you don’t want to cook dinner. Mondays tend to be a crock pot dish or take out. Tonight, we are having Swedish meatballs.

Step 10: Watch your favorite TV show Um…Bachelor in Paradise is tonight. Yes. Also, they may be announcing the next Bachelor tonight or tomorrow on the “After Paradise” talk show.
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Step 11: Make your husband rub your back Because he’s been saying all weekend he will “give you a good back rub tomorrow.” It’s tomorrow. Yes!

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