If Mondays make you feel a bit blue, you're not the only one. Next Monday is Blue Monday, labelled as one of the most depressing days of the year.
With the advanced notice, you can take some steps to make Mondays a little easier and a little happier!
No, this isn't us checking on you and your New Year's resolutions. Even a casual workout releases much needed endorphins! Regular exercise not only helps you feel good over time; it decreases stress and helps you cope with life's ups and downs to build resiliency.
Carve out some time in your day to exercise–whether that's before or after work, school or in between family obligations. Not everyone can take a shower right after, but do what you can to freshen up.
Enjoy those endorphins!
Have something to look forward to
Have something on the horizon–whether that's after your day is over or on the weekend–to get you pumped for the week, not dreading it. It can be something as simple as watching an episode of your favourite show, reading a book or having a nice bath after a long day.
Want to be social? Try a small get-together with friends or family, a date night or some after-work drinks with your coworkers.
A few tiny tweaks may be just what will get you to transition from work mode to party mode. Amp up your makeup by using a bold lipstick or switching your shoes and jewellery.
Let your hair down and experiment! Our Lunata styler is lightweight, cordless and can give you a completely different look in 20 minutes! Go from polished straight hair to off-duty waves. And don't forget the hairspray!
You can still dress up–even if you find yourself working in a super casual office environment or stuck in classrooms all day! And dressing up doesn't have to mean looking red-carpet ready, either!
Choose items that make you feel happy and comfortable in your skin! Take some time to prepare the night before: create and lay out your outfit, have your favourite hair tools in view and get your makeup ready for the morning!
It's still possible to dress like yourself, and not a robot, in an office environment. Follow the office guidelines by keeping hair and makeup within what's acceptable. Go wild with accessories like a nice brooch, a scarf or pops of colour in your outfit!
For those in uniform, check what you can do with your organization. If your hair doesn't have to be tied up a certain way, experiment with neat and professional hairstyles. The Lunata hair straightener can keep hair tidy and professional, without being boring!
Here's to better Mondays!