Dear Stylish Nerd,
When I was younger I loved Mondays because they meant I was going to go to school and school meant learning and most importantly, school was the best chance I could get to be social and mingle with people (Sadly, I failed and I’m still failing at this). Fast forward to me as a teenager, I still loved Mondays for the same reasons but I hated that Monday meant I would have to leave my bed, wake up early, and most importantly (Here’s a secret) I felt that as usual Monday meant more failing and that another week had passed without me amounting to anything, one day I’ll talk on how I dealt with depression for three years and spent a good chunk of 2017 actively dealing with it but today I want to talk about one of the changes I made that helped me which is having a good Monday (Honestly everyday) morning routine and four things that help me have better Mondays.
Speak Into Your Day
I’ve actively been trying to be consistent with morning prayers and my devotion and some days I flop, some days I don’t but ever since I came to realize how important it was I never miss my morning declarations. I can spend anything like 1-3 minutes, speaking into the day and saying a few things I’ll like to achieve by the end of the day it could be anything mundane like get to class on time or highly important and so far I can say it has been extremely effectual and I’ll advice everybody should do this, you’ll be surprised at the power of the spoken word.
Listen To Some Music | Radio
If you know me you’ll know I love 90s/early 2000s songs and songs from Musicals , I love the lyrical depth and the beat they tend to have. So most mornings immediately after praying and/or declaring, I usually put on these songs and I’m dancing and it usually helps gets me in a very good mood. I also recently downloaded an app called Melody, and I always put on the Love Songs Radio (I’m high-key a romantic) and I can tell you dancing or lip-synching to Whitney Houston or Brandy is one way to shake off cobwebs and depression.
Eat A Light Breakfast
Eating something light (I said this in Falz‘s voice) is something I learnt from my mum. She never eats before 11am and only ever drank coffee or tea and as I’ve grown I’ve come to realize that on days I only have tea and crackers I am lighter and happier than on days I have a full meal, some people are happier with a filler breakfast but I prefer a lighter breakfast.
Write A To Do List
I mentioned here that one habit I started late 2017 and I carried into 2018 is writing Daily To-Do lists, I love how responsible it makes me feel and how accomplished I feel ticking each one off knowing that a simple goal like submitting my assignments on time equals to me making practical and effective moves to achieving my goal of graduating with a great grade. Personally I switch between my phone and my notebook to write my goals because I like physically writing things down (I also like to doodle) but my phone goes everywhere with me.
Pick An Outfit You Truly Love
If you are as vain as I am, then wearing your favorite clothes on Monday is an easy way to subtly treat yourself while positively affecting your mood. Wear colours you are more comfortable in, use your favorite accessories, wear your favorite combo, you’ll be surprised how much this can affect you.
I hope this post was helpful and that it helps you make the most out of everyday. Do have an amazing day and week.
What’s your morning routine like? I’ll to know what you think of my photography as I’ve switched my aesthetics. Do leave a comment.