Smile and the world smiles with you goes the saying and from my own experience it really is true. Even if you feel like running out the fire exit and sprinting down the road away from the shackles of your 9-5, just turn it around and get those pearly whites on show. Positivity can be hard at times but it is infectious so if you flash someone a smile who may be having a similar Monday it can only help elevate everyone's mood. Plus, doesn't everyone just look so much more attractive when they smile, it may even get you a date and what better way is there to start a week than that!
Take a leaf out of Cameron Diaz's book (literally) and start the day by chugging a litre of water after you have brushed your teeth. This kick starts our digestion for the day and improves our emotional outlook. Water keeps all of our vital organs working and aids digestion so we do not feel sluggish. Monday morning equals me being very slug like so I try to drink as much water in the morning and throughout the day to keep me focused and positive. There are endless positives to keeping yourself hydrated and even though tea or coffee may be more of a comfort, try and swap these drinks for water. It will work a treat I promise.
3. DANCE ROUND TO SHERZINGER'S NEW TUNE
Nicole Sherzinger's new tune Your Love, is like happy pills condensed into a 3 minute musical treat. I guarantee you will be jiving around, trying to copy her tribal hip gyrations the minute you hear it. Wait for a moment when your workplace is empty or just find an empty room and let loose and dance around to this song, channelling the spirit of Fat Monica in Friends when she dances round with her doughnuts (google fat Monica dancing giff if you are not sure.) It will make you feel so joyous and alive plus it will be a much needed movement for your body if you are sedentary all day long, sitting at a desk like me. That is my excuse anyway!
4. PRETEND SHOP
If all else fails, this is when I enter day dream territory. I pretend I have won the lottery over the weekend and start filling my on-line shopping basket with over the top expensive clothes and shoes, pretending I need a new wardrobe for my upcoming trip to St. Barts. As sad and unproductive as this may seem, it is actually very fun. Just remember to snap out of it before you get to the check out, going overdrawn is not the way to make Monday more full of cheer!