Step 1: hit snooze. It is very important that you get at least 5 more minutes of sleep on a Monday. It is going to be a rough day, so you need to prepare.
Step 2: Take a shower, start off cold so you wake up. Oh and make sure to make it quick!
Step 3: if it’s 8 o’clock turn on channel 31 and begin watching old Saved By The Bell episodes while you get ready. I promise it will help make the morning more bearable.
Step 4: Make sure to pick out something bright and cheerful. According to some new research wearing bright colors often lifts your mood and others around you. Although sometimes you just might be the cheerful douche who is looking happy on a Monday…But you shouldn’t care about that because you are happy! Right?
Step 5: GET COFFEE…the success to any good day is coffee in the morning. Whatever your poison of choice is (iced or not) you should really drink it. At least before any contact with the outside world.
Step 6: Try to eat something before heading to your first meeting, or class. I’ve found that going to class on an empty stomach makes me not only grouchy but also not all there…and the same with morning meetings. (gross)
Step 7: Once that time comes for your lunch break (that comes just in time)..make sure to spend it with a friend who will be willing to people watch with you.
People watching can included but is not limited to: Making up stories of what the person could be like (and most likely is), Coming up with different names for body shapes (fudgsicle shape is my new favorite), filling in the conversations that you see happening (this only works when you are far away… repeat this only works when you are FAR away), pointing out others flaws (you don’t have to look your best while doing so), and playing guess that celebrity.
Step 7: Put on a brave face and head to your next class/meeting/back to the office. Also listen to music on your way there, suggestion: Soul Sister by train. It almost always puts a smile on my face.
Step 8: Eat something chocolately, or just bad for you. Greasy foods included.
Step 9: Once in the safety of your own home take out a beer/wine/strawberry milk and watch The Office reruns, they will be sure to make your day better, and you will also get exercise from laughing.
Step 10: Put on your most disgusting PJ’s and head to bed.
Hopefully this will make your next Monday just a little bit better.