THAT MONDAY FEELING

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5 EASY WAYS TO GET YOUR WEEK OFF TO AN AWESOME START

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PLAN THE WEEK AHEAD

Ideally you'd do this on Sunday, but sometimes brunch/bottomless mimosas/Netflix happen, and that's totally OK. As early into your Monday as possible, spend ten minutes with a Sharpie and a clean page in your notebook, thinking about everything you want to get done this week - from work tasks to personal stuff to life admin. Seeing everything on paper will help you to feel calm and in control. Now, get going on that list!

WORK ON SOMETHING YOU LOVE

Spend some time - even if it's just an hour - making progress on that project you really want to make happen but just never find the time for. It will never be the 'right' time, so why not just get started now? Write the first page, draw the first picture, take the first photo. You'll feel awesome for doing so.

EAT SOMETHING DELICIOUS

Food makes us all happy, let's be honest. If you've had a weekend of indulgence, reset by making yourself something healthy, quick, but totally delicious - maybe this squash, red lentil and coconut curry by #GIRLBOSSES Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley. OR you could just order yourself something via Seamless. We promise not to judge you.

GIVE YOURSELF SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

There's no quicker cure for a case of the Mondays than making an exciting plan. Think about what might put a spring in your step this week - lunch plans with a friend? a spa date? an afternoon checking out a new exhibition? - and put it in your diary for the weekend.

READ AN INSPIRING BOOK

Might we suggest this one? We'd also recommend Lena Dunham's 'Not the Kind of Girl', and anything by Queen Joan Didion. 

Have a great week, #GIRLBOSS!