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5 Ways To Beat the Monday Blues
It's the first Monday of the month! Are you ready?
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Ack! It's Monday again! While it's tempting to stay under the blanket and sleep a little bit more, you need to get ready for school. We know this means dragging yourself out of bed 90% of the time—so we came up with this list to help you brush those Monday blues away and make you look forward to the wonderful week ahead!

Use your Fridays to prepare for Mondays.
Mondays are stressful because we tend to do homeworks and projects that have piled up from the previous week during Sunday nights. We cram everything in a few hours and end up staying up late. And we all know that lack of sleep can make you grumpy, right? Make a vow to use your time wisely. If you want to enjoy the rest of the weekend, catch up on your school works on Friday nights - so you don't have to cram everything on a Sunday night.

Go to bed early on Sundays.
Don't stay up late. Go to bed earlier than usual, so you wake up feeling well-rested come Monday morning. Chances are you'll wake up earlier or on time, and you'll have a few minutes more to enjoy your breakfast or your morning bath. A little me-time before going back to the regular grind in school can do so much.

Make a mental list of the things you're excited about.
Is it your prom or graduation ball or just bumping into your crush along the hallway? Whatever makes you happy in school, list them down. Make it a habit to think of at least three things you are looking forward to during the week.

Be optimistic.
Think of the things you love about school. Put together a "happy playlist" in your iPhone and listen to it on your way to class. Stop complaining about how blah of a day Monday is, and spread good vibes instead. Develop an attitude of gratitude and take time to appreciate the good and enjoyable things you usually ignore when you're in campus.

Cheer someone up.
The surefire way to beat those Monday blues is to make someone else happy! Pay it forward, Candy Girls! Do something nice for other people and cheer them up, like complimenting your friend on her new haircut or telling your little sister that school's not so bad or helping your teacher carry her stuff to the classroom. Making someone else's day a little brighter will make yours a little bit brighter, too.

How do you beat the Monday blues, Candy Girls? Let's exchange notes! Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @candymagdotcom!

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