10 Easy Ways to Beat the Monday Morning Blues

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines Monday as, “The worst day of the week. 100 percent the worst day anyone could ever experience. It’s so bad the Bangles recorded a best-selling hit about it and made millions, and even they still think Monday is the absolute pits.” From the Latin word Mondalious, meaning “go back to bed” or “you’d better hope there’s coffee.” See also: Is it too late to call in sick?

Okay, so that’s not even close to an actual bonafide listing, but considering the near-universal hatred that exists for poor little Monday morning, it might as well be. So what’s a guy or gal to do when faced with the unavoidable beginning of the dreaded work week? In an effort to turn that frown upside down, here are 10 ways to beat those soul-crushing Monday blues.

1. Ease Out of the Weekend Gradually

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Much like running full speed into a brick wall (figuratively speaking, of course), trying to squeeze every last bit of awesome out of your weekend can make getting up bright and early Monday morning much worse than it needs to be. Recognize Sunday as a “school night” and plan accordingly; by nixing late-night plans and heading to bed at an appropriate time, you’ll help yourself mentally prepare to get back in to your work week routine.

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