3 Simple Ways to Boost Monday Productivity

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You had a great weekend. It was relaxing, you got a few things done. If you’re lucky, maybe you even went out to eat once or twice. And just as you were settling into that blissful state of relaxation, BAM! It’s Monday. 


Mondays are either awesome or awful for me. I’m either ready to take on the world or paralyzed. There doesn’t seem to be an in between. Not naturally anyway.

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Thankfully, when I’m intentional, I can take my Monday blues and turn them into Monday productivity. Here’s how I do it. 

Boost Monday Productivity

1. Write down the good stuff
2. Use a different muscle
3. Drink water

Yes, really. That’s it. Did you think it would be complicated? 

The truth is, Mondays are hard because they are the transition day. For me, it really takes the full weekend to get in relaxation mode. When I have to snap back into productivity mode, I get cranky. But these little hacks make Mondays so much better for everyone. 

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Don’t let Monday defeat you this week. Take a minute to focus on what you really need to do, write it down and then start your day. At lunchtime, take a couple minutes to check off some of your wins. Do some really great stretches and have an extra glass of water so you can dive into your afternoon. It really helps. I promise!

What are your tips for conquering Mondays? Share them below!

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Boost Monday productivity with these 3 simple steps and start the week off right!

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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