Mondays are tough for everyone.
When the inevitable first alarm of the week goes off, it can sometimes be almost impossible to find the drive to get out of bed and face another working week.
Even those of us who absolutely love our jobs can find Mondays a struggle, especially after a weekend of fun.
More often than not, when the weekend comes to a close and Monday makes its way around, the Monday blues set in and it can be very hard to kick off the working week feeling positive.
However, there are some things you can do to make Mondays that little bit better.
Read on for our top tips for beating the Monday blues.
Do some exercise
Although you might not feel full of energy after a weekend spent enjoying yourself with friends and family, doing some exercise is a really great way to kick off your week positively.
Exercise releases endorphins, which make you happy, and so a trip to the gym before you start your day can make you feel good and set your week off to a great start.
Make a plan
Why not beat the Monday blues by getting organised and making a plan for your week ahead?
This will allow you to break any work you have down into achievable chunks, making the working week ahead seem a lot less daunting.
It can also be a nice task to ease you into the week ahead.
Wear an outfit you love
When you look good, you feel good, so make the most of your Monday and put your favourite outfit on to kick-start the week on a positive.
You will instantly feel more confident and happier in yourself, and you’ll look great too!
Have a fun lunch
Give yourself something to look forward to in the middle of the day to break your Monday up.
Maybe you could go to the pub with your workmates for lunch, treat yourself to a new dress on your lunch break, or simply give yourself a more exciting pack-up than usual.
Plan an enjoyable evening
Another great way to soften the blow of Monday is by planning an enjoyable Monday evening.
You could arrange to go out for a drink with your friends, have a cosy night in at home in front of the television or treat yourself to a takeaway.