At some point or another, Monday’s are daunting. Whether or not you love everything about your life, the end of the weekend can be stressful and it is easy to be unprepared for the week ahead.
While it is likely that we can never be fully prepared for what the week will bring us, there are some steps we can take to make it a little easier on ourselves and make the week a healthy one!
Are there foods that you eat on a regular basis? If they take any preparation at all, do it on the weekend! Hard boiling a dozen eggs, waiting for some muffins to bake or cooking pasta are all a lot easier to wait for when you are already at home with spare time. Don’t wait until Monday or Tuesday night when you’re already exhausted- take that time to workout or relax!
Plan Your Meals
You’ve taken the time to prepare the food, now take the time to plan it! I have found that if plan out what I am going to do with my pre-cooked food, meals are a lot less repetitive and I feel way less stressed about whether or not my family will enjoy them.
Wash Your Workout Clothes
Set yourself up for success by having your workout clothes washed and ready to go for the week. This means tops, bottoms, underwear, headbands- whatever you need for the perfect sweat session. Do everything you can to avoid unforeseen excuses.
It might be doing all of these little things, or it might involve taking just 10 minutes to meditate. Whatever it is, do something that will relax you. Just ten minutes of self time that allows you to reflect on your successes and remind you of your goals will allow you to have a better outlook on the coming week.
Maybe last week wasn’t your best when it comes to eating healthy. Maybe you skipped a workout or two, or perhaps work wasn’t your favorite place to be. Guess what?! You are being given a whole new week to redefine your expectations for life instead of dwelling on a couple of mistakes.
Lose the Technology
Most jobs these days involve a computer, smartphone, and probably a tablet. You spend more hours during the week staring at a screen than you do with your family, and the weekend can be your break from that! If you have homework to do and need the internet, try printing out articles and textbook pages. You might be surprised how refreshing it can be to read real ink from real paper.
Catch Some Zzz’s
Last but certainly not least: sleep! you may want to party it up on the weekend, but take time to rest. Sleep is just as important as eating healthy and staying active so make sure you get some shut eye while you can!
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