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How to Make Monday Mornings More Fun

Updated on November 16, 2013

The Dread of Monday Morning

For people who work the Monday to Friday schedule, Monday morning may be one of the most dreaded parts of the weekly routine.

Monday represents the end of the weekend, the two days when your time is spent how you want it to be spent. You relax or get activities finished on weekends. When the morning comes, it represents the start to five days of work. If you don't like your job very much, the morning can be dreaded even more.

Make your Monday AM hours more fun to help finish your weekend on a good note and start your work week off in a great way! These suggestions are not expensive and will put a smile on your face!

A Morning Coffee Perk

New blend. Happy you.
New blend. Happy you. | Source

Liven Up Your Cup of Caffeine

If you enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, you likely need an extra shot of caffeine on Monday morning to get you back into the work routine.

Liven up your cup of coffee to give yourself a little push to get through the day. Think of the caffeine as your reward for getting to work and as a way to pamper yourself.

Easy ways to make your cup of coffee a little more gourmet are:

  • Add some cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to make your coffee taste like a mocha.
  • Treat yourself to a Starbucks coffee instead of making your own brew. You deserve the treat! Also, the Starbucks blend may be more deluxe than you normally allow yourself.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to give a bit of kick to your cup.

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Leave a Note for a Friend

Another way to make your Monday morning more fun is to help brighten a friend's day.

Leave a note for a friend on a social media network with an uplifting message. The words can be as simple as "Have a great day" or "Thinking of you".

Not only will you help a friend to feel special, you will also smile as you know that you are helping someone else to feel good!

A Morning Note

Leave a nice note for a friend.
Leave a nice note for a friend. | Source

Have a Musical Morning

Make Monday morning more fun by playing some upbeat music as you get ready for work. Turn on your favorite radio station or turn up your old-school80's music that you love so much. You're allowed to play your guilty pleasure songs while you get dressed for work!

Do you have a partner or other household member that you don't want to wake up in the morning with the loud tunes? Play the music through your headphones while you brush your hair and perform your other morning rituals. The music will help energize your spirits and get you set for the day!

If you drive to work, continue to play uplifting songs in the car to keep you in a great mood. Monday mornings haven't got anything on your positive attitude!

Don't Worry Be Happy, by Bobby McFerrin

Bring Treats to Work

Another great way to add some fun is to bring treats to work for you and your co-workers. Stop by the local coffee shop on the way to the office and pick up some bite-size snacks for the people you work with. Chances are that at least a few of your co-workers could use the perk of a flavorful treat on Monday morning. You will be the hit of the office!

For people who work alone, set aside a treat just for you to have at some point during your day. You are allowed a treat on Monday to help you get through it!

Be Kind to Yourself

Be kind to yourself when Monday morning arrives. Yes, the weekend is over, but there will be another one coming next week. Allow yourself some treats to help you get through the day, whether you decide to have a deluxe version of your regular cup of coffee or pair it with a small sweet treat. Get dressed for work in the morning with some up-tempo music to help lift your spirits.

Remember, you will get through this Monday morning! Now take another sip of coffee and get going or you'll be late for work!

Smile

Smile. You WILL get through this Monday morning.
Smile. You WILL get through this Monday morning. | Source

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Jane, Welcome to summer break! You can still spoil yourself on Mondays and call it a 'just because' reason. Thanks for stopping by :)

      @Docmo, I hope your Monday has been a great one! Nice to see you today.

      @Josh, Where there's music, there is smiles. Thanks for the compliments and reads!

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      Jane Carroll 5 years ago

      Love the tips! Right now it's summer break for me...so Monday has lost its sting...but I will definitely use these in the fall when my work routine once again takes over...

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Sensible advice, Christy, it does sound like it will make Mondays more bearable. I like the revised coffee, bringing treats and the musical morning suggestions. may implement some tomorrow! voted up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Christy,

      Awesome hub! Mondays can definitely weigh you down, loved your idea about music mornings! And like I always say, I love your creativity, keep up the great work!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @sgbrown, Thanks for sharing your memories here! What a positive outlook you have :) I hope this Monday is a great one for you.

      @Jackie, hehe caffeine is good in limited amounts :) Hope these tips help make your Monday morning a little brighter!

      @Rebecca, We do need to take care of ourselves on difficult days. Thanks hon for the read, vote, and share too :)

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      When I was working Monday thru Fridays, some of my co-workers were tell me I was crazy as I told them I liked Mondays. I always felt like Mondays were like a fresh start to a new week. I won't say I looked forward to Mondays, but I made the best of them. You have some good ideas here!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Good ideas. Mondays are the pits and who isn't tired? Extra caffeine sounds good.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I like this idea. Some extra self pampering on a Monday morning is a great idea! Voted up and shared everywhere!

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Cathleena, Great comment. I feel honoured that I just might have brightened your next Monday morning :)

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      Cathleena Beams 6 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      What great ideas you have for brightening up the dreaded Monday. I love the idea of bringing your coworkers a treat. Occasionally, someone in the office will bring donuts in on a Friday, but now after reading your hub, I think Mondays would be a much better choice. I will have to try it out and see if donuts and hazelnut coffee brights up the office on a Monday morning soon.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @GypsyFootedWoman, there really are ways to improve your positivity and in turn uplift people around you. I'm so glad you saw the point of the hub and appreciate it :)

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      GypsyFootedWoman 6 years ago

      I really enjoy uplifting hubs that remind people that making little changes and adjusting their perceptions of situations can really improve their day and life in general. This one did just that, thank you for sharing.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @ystenoh, What a great, positive comment. Positivity really is important and I also do not like when people comment about the Friday because they are missing the NOW. Thank-you for adding in your thoughts and stopping by here.

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      Cathy 6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Thumbs up on your hub because it's encouraging. The thing I don't like about Mondays is coming off the elevator and hearing comments like, "well, it's another Monday," or "I already can't wait 'til Friday," and when I hear the latter, I usually remind them that they are wishing their life away to want Friday already. Being cheery is contagious, or at least, it keeps the complainers away. There are a lot of things you can do to add cheer to the working environment and being positive is certainly a good working attribute anyway. Thanks for giving readers good pleasant ideas to help with "I wish my weekend wasn't over already." Best regards.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Lord, mmm now I want french toast! Thanks for the comment and read, always smiling :)

      @Marc, yes now that is a good point! Thanks for the comment.

      @Vinaya, how interesting! I did not realize this. Yes Sunday morning it is for you then. Thanks for stopping by.

      @Patti, I'm glad you are enjoying your work and your Mondays! :)

      @Jeff, ooh that sounds like a great way to spice up the morning cup of caffeine. Let me know how it tastes!

      @hi friend, thank-you, I'm glad you like the hub.

      @teaches, I'm glad you have a treat and you deserve it! Yes, try the music and let me know if it brings a smile to your face :) Thanks for the comment.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Docmo, that is a great song! Good reminder I need to listen to it again. I'm glad you enjoy the hub and thanks for the great fan mail too :)

      @Bill, I'm glad to hear you are loving life! Take care my friend.

      @Sunshine, why thank-you :) I appreciate the share and the smile too!

      @Maine, that is an interesting approach. Sounds like you have found what works for you and that is what is really important. Thanks for the comment!

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      Joseph De Cross 6 years ago from New York

      Shoot I missed this one is Thursday already! I need a hot cocoa with french toasts! great tips...and hope to see you always smile

      LORD

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      Marc Babineau 6 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      The good thing about Mondays is that there are so many good songs about the day!

      Great hub, Christy!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Actually weekdays start in Sunday in my country. I will try to work with your ideas in Sunday morning.

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      Patti Riggs Hale 6 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

      I use to have the biggest dread of Mondays at my last job. It was not that way at previous jobs that I liked.

      The secret to liking Mondays is to be doing what you want. Not something everyone can achieve, I know, but so far it's working for me.

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      Jeff Gamble 6 years ago from Denton, Texas

      Great ideas Christy! Even working from home I dread Monday mornings - Bailey's has new flavored coffee cream that's non-alcoholic and taste like the real thing - I think I'll try that to liven up my cup!

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      hi friend 6 years ago from India

      good hub

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      I have to bribe myself by taking my own flavored coffee from home. It is one thing I enjoy and it motivates me to get going. I may have to try the music idea, it may just help to make the morning routine quicker.

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      Truly wonderful ideas! I am not that bad on Mondays as msot days tend to blend into one in my line of work. This reminds me of the song' Just another manic Monday.. aaah. aaah' .voted up, of course!

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      Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good hub with great suggestions for those out there who hate Mondays. I get to write and I love it so no reason to hate Mondays where I live. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great ideas! I like Mondays. We seem to get along well. I do have some friends who dread it so I'll be sure and share this very clever hub with them:)

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      Maine Photography 6 years ago from Portland, Maine

      Some very thoughtful ideas! I try to plan a large busy work project for Mondays so they go by quicker. Not for everyone but it helps me.

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