Happy Monday, friends!  I have found that there are two types of people out there (okay, way more than two, but for this post, we're going with two): those that love Monday's, and those that don't.  Which one are you?  I'll admit that I used to be the latter.  But, then I realized that Monday didn't do anything to me, so I re-evaluated things.  You may not like Monday's for deeper reasons (job related), or it could just be that you're bummed your fun weekend is over. Again, I was the latter.  SOOOO, I switched things up.  Here are a few things I did that helped me, and thought I would share. :) MONDAY

IMG_9972-560x373Have a simple dinner.  With cooler weather arising, place something in the slow cooker the night before, and your dinner with be ready when you get home.  Other options could be take-out, or even kindly asking your partner or roommate to pick something up.

desk-technology-music-white-largeSet up a playlist.  I swear, this is my go-to!  I love having music on throughout the work-day.  I will find a Pandora station I love, put it on low, and listen to it all day.  This definitely can break up a quiet day.

bench-sea-sunny-man-mediumDate night/girls night out.  Monday is as good of a day as any to have a fun evening!

numbers-time-watch-white-largeWake up earlier. I really enjoy waking up early each day, because this gives me more time to ease into the day.  In order to do this, I like to go to bed earlier the night before, that way I am well rested the next day.

87c3c52da0c812b97872941be933dd18Be prepared.  I like to have my outfit picked out, accessories lined up, and shoes ready to be put on.  This makes it so much simpler when getting ready!

wood-hands-love-coffee-largeBreakfast meetup.  Every once in a while coffee or breakfast with friends or co-workers before work can be a great way to start the day!  It's like Happy Hour in the morning (minus the alcohol).

What type of things do you like to do to prepare for the week?  I'd love some new ideas!

xo.  Jen