How to Make Monday Stress-Free

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Monday, Monday, Monday… Notoriously the worst day of the week. The day that wakes you up with a horrendous alarm clock post a hopefully well rested and brunch filled weekend. The day when all of us powerhouse females have to hop back on the work grind. I found some ways to make your Monday go a little smoother and stress-free.

Prep the night before

Sharing a bathroom with roommates can be tight squeeze and be a little anxiety provoking when it comes to cleanliness. Keeping your toothbrush protected in a Steripod is totally ideal. After cleaning those pearly whites, fight the Sunday Scaries with a bubble bath and face mask followed by a bronzing session. Co-workers and classmates will be so jealous of your glow come Monday morning.

Product(s) you’ll need:

  1. Steripod toothbrush protectors ($3.99) use thymol, found in many mouthwashes and oral antiseptics, to release active vapors, creating a safe environment to store your toothbrush between uses.
  2. Freeman Clay Mask ($4.29) relax and exfoliate with this rejuvenating cucumber + pink salt mask, as cucumber extract calms and soothes skin while the pink Himalayan salt softly exfoliates and detoxes skin for a clear, glowing and hydrated complexion. Perfect for all skin types.
  3. L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Mist ($9.47) No appointments necessary with this 360 degree micro mist for those hard to reach places you're the pro!

Simplify your morning routine

Dry shampoo to the rescue! Give your hair a little texture by roughing it up with some dry shampoo and shine spray before tossing it up in a voluminous Bette Cooper pony.

Product(s) you’ll need:

  1. Bed Head by TIGI Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo ($21.99)
  2. Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Hairspray ($23.00) 

Sunnies

Unfortunately there is really no perfect way to cover dark eye circles. Sunglasses are your best friend especially when you pair them with a cute pair of dark demin jeans to make your Monday feel a little more comfortable. 

Product(s) you’ll need:

  1. Aeropostale Marble Round Sunglasses ($3.99) 

Plan out your week.

Not having a solid schedule can honestly be one of Monday’s biggest stressors. Adding everything down and making a relatively accurate schedule can be highly productive.

Product(s) you’ll need:

  1. Erin Condren Hardbound LifePlanner ($25.00)
  2. Colorful Dual-Tip Markers ($15.00)

Hydrate!!!

Let’s be real, drinking straight tap water or bottled water can get really boring really fast. Spice it up by doing a flavored sparkling water to give your skin the hydration it deserves.

Product(s) you’ll need:

  1. Spindrift ($36.00 for 24 pack) aka America’s first and only sparkling water made with real, squeezed fruit.

Dessert

Having a small sugar fix on the most stressful day of the week is necessary for women’s existence and growth. Personally, I am more of a fruity girl over chocolate so I love me some HI-CHEW - a candy with real fruit flavor and a fun, chewy texture.

Product(s) you’ll need:

  1. HI-CHEW candy ($0.99-$5.29)

 

Start to love your Monday :)