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Cheat Sheet: Hate Mondays? Here Are 5 Ways To Help You Kickstart The Work Week On A High

Cheat Sheet: Hate Mondays? Here Are 5 Ways To Help You Kickstart The Work Week On A High

Can't seem to find the joy in Mondays?


We hear 'ya... it can just be so hard to part with the weekend, yes? If you've probably tried every trick in the book to help yourself fall in love with Mondays to no avail, these pieces of advice from five of this generation's movers and shakers might just be what you've been looking for. Coffee chain The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has partnered with these rare Monday-lovin' individuals for their "Mondays Made Better" campaign, to provide five surefire ways to help you see the first day of the work week in a new light:

[related: The Six Fix: Words of Patience to Beat the Dreaded Mondays]


1. Always keep in mind your purpose. "A fellow designer told me he 'renews his contract' every year with God—his ultimate boss—so that he knows what he is doing is where God wants him. I do the same. Whether I'm on an early morning road trip to check on samples, or concentrating on drawing my home accessories and sipping on tea, work is such a delight and an adventure because I know this what He wants for me!" —Lilianna Manahan, industrial designer and founder of design company Studio Magee


2. Make your life about being of service to others. "I consider myself blessed to be able to do something for the benefit of the greater good, on a daily basis. I am truly grateful that I'm able to live my life in a meaningful manner, pursuing my passions and forging creative collaborations. No matter how tough the going gets, the fulfillment I gain in what I do is unparalleled. I encourage everyone to find that spark of inspiration in the little things that make up your daily grind. This is what will turn your Monday blues around for the better, forever." —Founder of MovEd and social entrepreneur Alex Eduque


3. Never doubt the power of positivity. “I feel privileged to be able work with the comic greats. I make start my week with optimism and a delicious cup of tea to get my creative juices for fresh ideas. I always aspire to take my artistry to a higher level. Many people don't get excited for Mondays, but not me. As an illustrator, I look forward to Mondays because they signify a fresh start and an opportunity for me to fine-tune my work. ” —Internationally recognized comic artist Harvey Tolibao


4. Decide to love what you do. “Football has always been my passion and I am lucky to be able to keep playing for this sport.  I always make sure that I am physically and mentally at my best in all trainings and matches. That is why starting the week strong is a GOAL I always try to win." —Renowned football player and former Philippine Azkals team captain Aly Borromeo


5. Find beauty in the ordinary. “I was born into a family of artists, so creativity is in my blood. Making something beautiful out of seemingly ordinary and mundane things is my life's passion. That’s probably why Mondays always excite me.” —Multimedia artist, designer, and sculptor Michelline Syjuco


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