3 Things Highly Successful People Do Every Monday

Kelsey Clark
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It's safe to say that Mondays have been universally knighted as the worst day of the week. That being said, your loathing doesn't dampen the fact that how you approach Monday can set the tone for the rest of your week, both in the office and at home. "Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant author Lynn Taylor told Business Insider. "They influence your mindset in a positive or negative way, depending on what actions you decide to take."

Here's what you should do every Monday to ensure a healthy and productive week ahead:

Wake up early

Starting your week on the right foot begins with a restful night's sleep on Sunday. According to Michelle Obama, Tim Cook, and Martha Stewart, you should start your Monday morning anywhere between 3 and 6 a.m. to set yourself up for success. When you're lying in bed on Monday morning, pressing the snooze button for the third time, ask yourself, Am I going to feel better or worse when I arrive at the office 20 minutes late?

 

Exercise

While you may want to treat your Monday as an extension of your lazy Sunday, heading to the gym before or after work is arguably the best way to set positive intentions for the week ahead. Not only is exercising good for your mental health, but it also gets your circulation flowing and helps you to feel awake and alert. Try recruiting a workout buddy to kick-start your exercise resolutions.

Eat a healthy breakfast

How can you be expected to be productive on a Monday morning without a healthy and well-balanced breakfast? Whether you make the week's breakfasts ahead of time or carve 15 minutes out of your busy schedule to whip something up, filling up before heading to the office is the best way to fuel a busy Monday. Check out a few of our favorite breakfast recipes.

Head over to Business Insider for the full list of Monday morning tips, and share your morning routine with us below.

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