Have you ever struggled to wake up on Monday mornings? Like snoozing the alarm countless times, thinking a few extra minutes would make us feel better. I am sure we all did that a lot! Instead of feeling like shipwreck on Mondays, there must be some ways to make Monday better.

Monday is probably one of the least loved days of the week. After a long weekend, going back to work isn’t appealing, is it? We can just complain about it all the time, but unfortunately it won’t change anything. Let’s make Mondays better with a little actions we take, maybe then we might end up loving Mondays!

5 Ways to Make Monday Better

Take Your Time

After a long relaxing weekend or the opposite, the last thing you’d want is to rush things around. Instead of starting your day straight away, take your time. Check your phone, watch funny videos or read news, do things that won’t require too much effort. Don’t forget to open the curtains to let some light into the room. After getting into the mood then you can step out of the bed for a cup of hot drink or a delicious morning smoothie. It is good to start your day happy!

Morning Coffee/Tea

Whether you are a coffee lover or tea lover, caffeine is one of the things that will make you instantly awake. A cup or two before stepping out of the door will give you the boost and energy, however make sure to drink a glass of water before you start your day with a cup of coffee! Drinking water (especially cold) in the morning speeds up the metabolism. Maybe you might even be up for a morning exercise after the energy refuel! Just keep in mind that 300-400 mg of caffeine is the healthy intake, which is around 5 shots of espresso or 1 Starbuck large coffee!

5 Ways to Make Monday Better - How you start your week will affect your whole week, so instead of starting it with complaining, let's make things better.

Cold Shower

You might be a fan of Sunday night pamper routine with hot bath, but how do you feel on Monday mornings? It might help you fall asleep instantly on Sunday night but the next morning might not be as how you expected it to be. Hot bath relaxes the muscles and also the weight of the water will make the body feel tired. If you can’t have a Sunday without bath then just make sure to have it earlier so your body will have time to rest. Taking cold shower in the morning might not sound good, but it has many benefits. It will increase the alertness of the body, which means overall oxygen intake will increase and the heart will beat faster. When the heart beats faster, more blood will be pumped, then this will give a dose of energy for the day. This is just one of the benefits of the cold shower! At least once in awhile take cold shower, it is good for the skin and hair too!

Light Sunday Meal

I know we are talking about Mondays, however the things you do on Sunday will affect your Monday. Don’t go heavy on the food and drinks. You don’t want to go to bed with full tummy or you don’t want to have bad hangover in the morning. Minimising the heavy food and alcohol intake will help your body feel more alert, instead of heavy and sleepy. You can always start your Monday with a mouthwatering breakfast, so keep your appetite for that.

Weekly Goals

Did you know that when you have some weekly goals, it helps you to focus more and work harder? Think about it this way… Without weekly goals, you have nothing to aim towards. Every Sunday night, set yourself a few goals, don’t be too hard to yourself and keep them as reasonable as possible. When you have some goals, you will want to start your Monday with high hopes and good motivation.

When you start your day good, thing will be easier for you. At least consider some of these ways to make Monday better. One little change at a time, just take things slow on Monday instead of diving into so much stress!

How do you start your Mondays? Do you have any ways to make Monday better? Can you give some tips?


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  • Lovely reminder on how to start a Monday better! Love to start with a cup of tea and sometimes chocolate. Haha always trying to bring the weekend feeling to the start of the week! Have a lovely week! Xx


    • I can’t do without a cup of hot drink in the morning, it helps me feel awake 🙂 x

  • Ashley Christabelle

    A good cup of tea ALWAYS makes Monday slightly better! x


  • I love taking cold showers! especially on Mondays!! <3 Lovely post and tips!

    Amelia | Amelia Grace

  • These are lovely tips! I always have a lovely lunch and dinner on a monday! Lots of nice coffee and a little cake! <3
    Fix Me In Forty Five – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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    • I have to have a few cups of coffee before I start my day 🙂 x

  • Nequéren Reis

    Postagem maravilhosa amei, obrigado pela visita, tenha uma semana abençoada.

  • Tina – Styleappetite

    Love your tipps, especially on a Monday like today (tired, lots of work etc etc..) – a positive attitude is also a game-changer I think 🙂
    xxx Tina

    • Without a positive attitude, days can’t go good 🙂 x

  • These are some really great tips! If I’m really busy I like to wake up a bit earlier so I’m not rushing and can relax a bit too in the morning!


    • Whenever I start the week rushing, it ends up going that way all the time!

  • I wish I’d read this post last night – today seemed like a much harder Monday than usual!

    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

  • I think i’ll definitely be coming back to this post once college starts! Thanks for sharing! Theres some great tips here



  • Beautiful and very motivating post! I love taking cold showers in summer, they always wake me up 🙂


    • Cold showers in the morning is great for feeling awake 🙂

  • Corinne C

    Coffee is all I need, ha. I wish i had more time in a morning but 6am starts don’t leave much time to take it easy!

    Corinne x

    • I totally understand you! I had to get up at 6 am to go to work, the last thing I wanted was to wake up earlier! x

  • All such great points, though I love your Sunday night goal setting. I think that’s so important and a habit I’m going to adopt! Relaxing in my tub is a must, but so is prepping for the week. xo

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

    • When I set goals on Sunday, I feel more motivated and having something work towards to is good 🙂 x

  • I have a love/hate relationship with mondays, I love how they are a new start but getting out of bed at 6:00 am is so hard! I will be using some of this tips. I always forget to set my weekly goals, I think if I set them, I definitely will be doing so much better. Doing my makeup every morning relaxes me so much and makes me much happier 🙂

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

    • Even though I struggle to get out of the bed early in the mornings, good thing is I get more done 🙂 In order to have a nicely done makeup, I really need to take my time 🙂

  • I relish any extra time I can get in bed so getting up before I absolutely have to is a no go for me unfortunately haha I agree about how it can start your day better though!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • If I leave the bed straight away after waking up, I am the moodiest person ever!

  • I don’t mind Mondays, so I don’t have many tips. With children, a lay-in isn’t happening, not even on a Sunday, so I guess there isn’t that much difference.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Matt Maidment

    Great tips! I always dread Monday mornings coming around.

    Matt / http://www.theguyontrend.co.uk

  • I actually love Mondays! I love the beginning of a new week and am always excited/curious about what the week ahead will bring! xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

    • New beginning is good but when it is cold outside the bed, things get harder 🙂 x

  • I start my Mondays as I do every other day – rudely awaken by a five-year-old!!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Yes to that cold, maybe not too cold, haha, shower and coffee, they’re essential for me on every day 🙂 And I also like to have my breakfast and maybe check my emails or read some blogs while having it, just to slowly start the day 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I love taking my time in the mornings, it makes me ready for the day. Can’t start my day with a few cups of coffee 🙂 x

  • Making sure I don’t over indulge on Sunday always makes me feel better the next day! It makes a big difference in the way I feel right after I wake up. Loved this post!

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • I like to take things slow on Sundays so I don’t feel exhausted on Monday. How I start my Mondays affect the whole week!

  • I’ll have to give the cold shower a go! This morning I went for a run for the first time in over a year and felt really virtuous afterwards

    • Every night before going to bed I say I should wake up early and go for a run, but never happens!

  • Great list! I agree that how you spend your Sundays can go a long way to help make your Mondays better and more productive. Making goals and plans for the week is good too.

    Eden | Mint Notion

    • Making goals give me the motivation I need to start the week!

  • OMG yes, I definitely needed this post today Ela! These are some great tips 🙂
    I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!



    http://anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • Thank you 🙂 I had a relaxing weekend, I hope you had a great weekend! x

  • Thankfully I have always been a morning person, I don’t think I ever slept past 7.00am since…wow, since forever. Coffee is a must for me and thankfully my husband always get a cup for me as soon as I wake up.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I wasn’t really a morning person before, but now trying to be out of the bed before 8 am. Sometimes I was sleeping till afternoon, shame on me 🙂

  • I definitely need a little time before I get out of bed to decide to take on the day. So I do read the news or check my email or group chat beforehand. It’s a nice introduction to the day.

    xx Yasmin


    • I can’t really leave the bed straight away, I need to get used to being awake 🙂 x

  • I think the goal setting is great idea. I have also read some pretty awesome things about the benefits of taking a cold shower, but I am still working up the nerve to try it! 🙂 Thanks for the great tips!
    -Brooke | http://www.beautydecorandmore.com

    • I still can’t take fully cold shower, however, I try to use only cold water like one minute before leaving the shower. It really helps 🙂

  • Weekly goals are great! I always try to do this on a sunday so that I sorta have something to look forward to, great post 🙂
    Kathy x

    • Weekly goals motivate me for having a good start 🙂 x

  • Siffat Haider

    These are such great tips! I also set weekly goals, it makes my Monday feel like the start of something important and worthwhile 🙂

    • Without weekly goals, it feels like something is missing 🙂 x

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    Great post and great tips, i’m not a morning person so i have to get better with this. Weekly goals sounds like a good idea!

    xx http://www.belezaemcachos.com

  • Ellie Adams

    Oh I love this so much! Monday mornings are always tough, especially after really chilled weekends but these tips are lovely! Weekly goals are a really lovely way to start!


    • Monday mornings are hard, that’s why it is best to take things slow 🙂 x

  • I hate Mondays, but sometimes I think Tuesdays are worse. Sure, time passes by and you’re looking forward to the weekend more, but sometimes for me personally, Monday flies by and Tuesday drags on. My dad used to tell me that Tuesdays had the highest traffic, and boy was he right!


    • I think Wednesdays are the worst, it is the middle of the week and hours don’t seem to pass 🙂

  • Great tips babe! Thanks for sharing

    Lots of Love,

  • Roberta Romeo

    So true dear!!! Moday is really devastating! Thanks a lot for your tips. I already follow some (like ‘take your time’) and they actually works! ^-^

  • Great ideas for a good start of the week! I especially agree with taking your time in the morning. For a few weeks now I’ve started getting up half an hour earlier to read a magazine or scroll through my favourite blogs while sipping my morning coffee and this ritual makes all the difference!

    I only have one question about the cold shower; I’ve heard it has many benefits, but I’m wondering how long this shower is supposed to be? This may sound silly, but I’m wondering if I should just splash my body with cold water for a minute or two or should I try to make it longer even if I’m cold?

    Have a great week



    • Taking your time before leaving the bed gets you ready for the day ahead of you!

      Hot and cold shower have their benefits and usually what I do is, take warm/hot shower then before leaving the shower, just stay under the cold water for around a week. It tightens your pores and make your body more alert so you won’t be feeling tired later on 🙂 Also after taking hot shower, it is suggested that you should wash off with cold water to get the pores tight so impurities won’t get into the pores.

      Have a great week!

      • Thank you, now it makes sense to me. I’ll try it out today!

  • Great positive post and tips. Gemma x

  • Love setting weekly goals on a Monday! Great post x

  • Some great ideas here and useful for the everyday too. Coffee is always a great idea, but also remember a great way to wake up is water.

    I love making time to have a bath in the morning as it makes me feel refreshed and ready to start my day.

    If you work from home and you feel shattered, a small afternoon power nap works wonders.

    Laura x

    • At least a glass of water before a cup of coffee is a must have for me! I am so used to that, when I don’t do it, I can feel it straight away 🙂 x

  • I love these tips to making monday better. Mondays are the worst! I love making weekly goals the night before. For some reason, it really helps. Thanks for sharing hon.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

    • Weekly goals give you a reason to have a good start 🙂

  • Waking up earlier in the mornings is so important. There’s nothing like collecting your thoughts for the day. I try to think about what I need to do for the week and spread it out so it’s not overwhelming. Great advice.

    • Starting a day early gives you more time and energy and you get more done, that’s why I try to be out of the bed around 7-8 am 🙂

  • These are such great tips! I do set weekly goals, especially when you have kids like I do. Having a positive attitude about the start of the week is always key! Thanks for sharing! x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • When you have kids, things get harder I guess. Until I have a kid, I should get a routine so I wouldn’t struggle much 🙂 x

  • It’s so true that Mondays are the least loved days of the week. I mean who wouldn’t want to stay in bed longer lol! Nice tips you gave here especially the cold shower–unexpected but definitely worth a try. Great post!xx


  • Mondays are just always so horrible and I hate them, like so much. But I love the “take your time” tip, this week I have just been rushing and it puts me in a bad mood so maybe getting up a bit earlier and taking my time will help, thanks Ella!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    • When I am rushing around, thing don’t seem to go right that’s why I learnt to take my time and plan things beforehand 🙂

  • XOse

    Mondays are everyone’s least favorite day of the week but I like to think of Monday as a fresh start. I love tea in the mornings 😀 These are awesome tips btw!

    Love your blog!


    • Fresh starts are always good, at least you can start over with a positive attitude 🙂

      Thank you! x

  • Love these tips! I definitely love taking cold showers when I’m not feeling my best in the morning. I’m such a snoozer especially on Mondays so I need to work on this haha 🙂

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Cold shower doesn’t sound appealing, however, it is really good for awakening the body 🙂 x

  • Oh yesss. starting the morning with a big cup of green tea is so essential for me!!

    have a lovely day!
    ❥ Vicky | The Golden BunInstagram TGB

    • Hot drink is a must have early in the morning 🙂

      Have a great week!

  • Thanks for sharing! X

  • I actually love Mondays! Tuesdays now… thats a different story :).


  • Hello, Ela! x

    Love this post. I’m also a coffee drinker, I see to it that I get to drink once cup per day. Also, I love cold shower! Well, just because it’s tropical from where I live. Lol

    Hope to hear from you soon. 🙂

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

    • Hi, Airish!
      I can’t start my day without a cup of coffee and also some morning cold shower to feel all awake. You’re lucky that you’re living in a tropical climate, at least you won’t have freezing winter days 🙂 x

      • Well, I sometimes doesn’t feel that way. When you get to live in a tropical country, you’ll definitely miss the freezing cold days for sure. 🙂 x

  • You’re very right! You know what they say, I gotta work but first… coffee! I think the most important is to get weekly goals as you say. Then you can know how to spend this week and can get excited about it!
    Nazlıgül | on my own way

    • Weekly goals give you a reason to have a good start! x

  • Great tips for making Monday better! I am currently at home with my baby boo but Monday’s still get me in the same way. 😛 I have decided I really need to get my coffee pot ready to go and set the timer to go off in the morning so I have the fresh smell of java to help lure me out of bed in the morning. hehe


    • I wish the bedroom wasn’t upstairs so the smell of the coffee would wake me up 🙂

  • Nadia

    Morning is my favourite time of the day (on any day, incl. Monday, obviously) so I definitely always try to start my day “right”. Taking my time, enjoying a coffee with a lovely magazine or a blog is such a treat <3 Plus, breakfast! So important 😉
    LOVE these tips and this is such a relaxing & soothing post. Really enjoyed it, honey <3
    xox Nadia

    • Days that start with a cup of coffee is the best ones! When I have enough caffeine in my system, I get more energy 🙂 x

  • I haaate mondays hahah, maybe I do need some goals to keep me going. Could quite happily hide under my quilt! I also wish I drank coffee, I always struggle on a Monday morning x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • Setting some goals definitely makes you more motivated, you should try it 🙂 x

  • Great tips.. I used to have horrible Mondays then I realized it was mostly because I approached Mondays with negative a energy. SO now I try to organise my day Sunday night or early Monday morning and focus my mind on being as productive as i can. 🙂
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss

    • Having a relaxed Sunday makes your Monday better. Fresh start is always good 🙂 x