How Not To Hate Mondays

Dress: Aritzia (similar here and here); Jacket: Topshop (similar here and here); Corset: Zara (similar here and here); Shoes: Alexander Wang

While I love the weekend as much as everyone else, I’m also one of those people that really likes Mondays. Starting a new week means new goals and fresh possibilities. However, I didn’t always think this way. I used to hate Mondays! But over time, I made small, positive changes that helped me change the way I perceive Mondays. I’m sharing my tips below in hopes that it’ll help you, too:

Unwind on Sunday Evening
Make it a point to pamper yourself on Sunday evenings and go to bed early. This way, you wake up fresh and ready for the week. Not to mention, it will totally change your pre-doomsday perception of Sunday night. Do whatever makes you feel good, whether that means taking a bath or reading a great book. I personally like to spend Sunday evening indulging in a long skincare routine, cooking a nice dinner and ending the night with either a good book or movie.

Start your week with intention
Make a list of things you want to accomplish during the week. Write it all down on the weekend, so you’re ready to conquer the week with purpose.

Clean your home
Is there anything worse than starting the week with a messy home? Seriously. A scattered home results in a scattered mind. Clean up your home during the weekend so you can start your week zen.

Plan activities during the week
I think one of the biggest mistakes people make is saving all the fun for weekends. Why not schedule in a midweek dinner with your friends or significant other? Why not watch that movie you’ve been dying to see? By scheduling in fun activities for the week, you give yourself things to look forward to. This way, the week doesn’t seem that long or boring.

Schedule in a workout class
Guys, listen to Elle Woods: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands”. If you hate going to the gym, you’re not alone. A fun solution to this is taking a class at a studio. If you don’t want to go to a workout class alone, go with a friend. It’s an excuse to hang out while doing wonders for your body. This has become a staple in my routine, and I am so much happier! Things like this also make the week go by faster while killing stress.

Photography by Erin Leydon

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  1. June 4, 2017 / 10:14 am

    These pictures are absolutely stunning.

  2. June 4, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    These are such great tips to stop hating Mondays!
    I try to do the same things but maybe I should try the unwinding on Sunday evenings.
    Also how gorgeous do you look in these pictures! So beautiful babe!

  3. June 4, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I think planning the activities is very important to set the goal of each week, or even month! I always love reading your tips girl! Very useful and positive vibe!

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  4. June 4, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Looking stunning, Siffat! ♥ I don’t particularly like waking up early on Mondays because I am sooo not a morning person, but it is true that I like my weekly routine, a couple of sporty sessions a week and some errands to run after work or an improvised meetup with friends always make my week go by in the blink of an eye 🙂 Hope you have a great one, babe!

    Saida | She talks Glam

  5. June 4, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Beautiful photos! You look lovely 🙂 xx

  6. June 4, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I fully agree with splitting the fun over the week instead of doing it all during the weekend. Evening out the week that way definitely makes Monday a bit less dreadful.

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  7. June 5, 2017 / 12:41 am

    These are such great tips because I am not a fan of Mondays:) Thank you for sharing!!!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

  8. June 5, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Great tips Siffat! I totally agree with the Sunday night ritual, it makes such a difference on a Monday when you have had a relaxing chilled Sunday!!
    xx Rubi

    Pose & Repeat

  9. June 5, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I very much agree to these tips! Planning does help a great deal. Also, I’ve noticed that on days where I start out with a workout, I’ve been more productive for the rest of the day.

    Great post.

    Funmi x
    http://www.funmialabi.co.uk

  10. June 5, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    I love Mondays too honestly. They’re the first day of the week and also the best day to plan things and get the week going. They sort of comes with possibilities! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  11. Jessi malay
    June 5, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Love this casual chic look and the location of your shoot babe!! The cherry blossom tree is so pretty against your outfit 🙂 Also love your tips on starting a new week! I always try to schedule a workout class in and plan a few fun activities 🙂

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/my-city-i-love-la/

  12. June 5, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    loving this casual look! It’s comfy yet chic at the same time. Also you are giving mega babe vibes in the first photo!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  13. June 6, 2017 / 3:04 am

    You look amazing!! And in love with your hair. Thank you for the tips. So helpful, babe.
    Xx, Raysa

  14. miri
    June 6, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Hehe, you are adorable, Siffat. I love that you are citing Elle Woods. :-)) I totally agree that you should start each week with a purpose and definitely fit in some exercise.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  15. June 6, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I loved the post and I so agree with you!! Mondays are sometimes hard to deal with! PS: I LOVE your hair!

    http://violettedaily.com

  16. June 6, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I used to hate Mondays so much too. Until I started bullet journaling, seeing my week all set up really makes me look foward to a new week!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

  17. June 6, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Nice tips! Interestingly, I plan the week for the weekend lol I’m the girl that never look forward to Monday. I do think your tips works when setting goals.
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  18. June 6, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Great tips! I’ll definitely try some of those, because I hate Mondays like nothing else, haha 😀
    A l i n a // alinacorona.de

  19. June 6, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    These are great tips for getting ready for Monday ! Love how you styled the dress with this bomber jacket !
    Much love !
    Nina
    xox
    http://www.thecrispylipstick.com

  20. June 6, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    What an ADORABLE photo shooting <3

    Bottle green jacket looks great against the pink background <3

    Carmelatte

  21. Amy Arnold
    June 6, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Love the positive outlook on Mondays. I also love the olive and black combo!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  22. Julia R
    June 6, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    These are great tips for dealing with the dreaded Mondays! I think a Sunday night ritual is a great idea!
    I love this black dress and that bomber jacket is such a gorgeous color!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  23. June 6, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I’m not the biggest fan of Mondays but I agree that making small changes help to make it easier to survive the beginning of the week. I love chilling out at home with a book or a box set.

    Her Hive

  24. June 6, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    I love the cute little laceup detailing on your dress!
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

  25. June 7, 2017 / 3:50 am

    SOOOOOO obsessed with all of these photos! That bomber jacket against the florals are just gorgeous. <3 And you look stunning per usual

    xo,

    http://www.aikocunanan.com

  26. June 7, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    One of my most favorite pictures ever seen on your blog! Thanks so much for the great tips, sweets.
    Love from https://tbymallano.com/

  27. June 7, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Mondays can be a bummer. But to me, it just means five more days until the weekend, hehe. Great tips to start productivity!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

  28. June 7, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I love this outfit and pictures! And the tips are so perfect! I love the one about starting the week with intention 🙂 Normally, one is just so mad it is monday!
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

  29. June 8, 2017 / 1:44 am

    Starting off my week with a clean office/room/house makes my week go so much smoother! 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  30. June 8, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Love your ideas babe ♥
    And that floral background is sooo pretty – you look amazing 🙂

    xxx
    Tina
    http://www.styleappetite.com