Because morning alarms hit so much harder on Mondays.
Sunday Scaries have absolutely nothing on the terror felt every Monday morning. Everyone’s least favorite part of adulting is the actual responsibility of adulting.
What do you mean we can’t sip rosé on rooftop bars every single day?
The fact of the matter is that we all have bills that we need to pay. So, when skipping the work week is not an option, something needs to supplement its place.
Everyone needs a little inspiration to keep on keeping on. Whether that comes from your family, your friends, or yourself, those little pick-me-ups can really take you to new levels of creativity and inspiration in your work. It is a given that we all want to be proud of the things we produce. What do we have to show for our time on Earth if we let life pass us by?
When you feel like you need a little nudge, turn to this list for the extra push to fulfill your personal greatness. Never feel embarrassed for reaching out for a little help along the way.
You celebrated the end of the work week with a couple of drinks with your coworkers on Friday. And let’s face it, a couple of drinks probably turned into several. After recovering from your inevitably brutal hangover, you had a fun-filled day with your besties on Saturday.
To wrap up the perfect summer weekend, you kicked it with the most relaxing glass of wine on Sunday, binging all your favorite shows. You are freshly showered and your skin care routine is complete, so you go to bed and rest your eyes. Suddenly, it is 7 a.m. and you are sent back into the whirlwind of deadlines, meetings, and rush hour traffic. How do you even prepare for that?? Look no further! We’ve got you covered, girl.
Add this Monday quote list to your Monday morning instagram routine (they make for great instagram captions at the beginning of a work week!) and start each week on a fresh foot!
1. Life gives lemons!
“When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.” — Ella Woodward
2. Keep your eyes on the prize.
“Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.” — Alice Walker
3. There is no time like the present.
“Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” — Ken Poirot
4. Never give up your daydream!
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” — Nelson Mandela
5. Who runs the world? Girls.
“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” — Lalah Deliah
6. You are unstoppable!
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand
7. Break barriers and don’t look back.
“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows she has none.” — Marilyn Monroe
8. Queen Bey knows best.
“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” — Beyonce
9. No waiting on the world to change here!
“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away the days, waiting for better ones ahead.” — Marjorie Pay Hinckley
10. Love your job and you’ll never work a day in your life.
“If work isn’t fun, you’re not playing on the right team.” — Frank Sonnenberg
11. Progress comes with baby steps.
“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” — Helen Keller
12. Put that brainpower to work.
“Let the wisdom of Monday show you why we have weekends.” — Anthony T. Hincks
13. Focus on yourself and everything else will follow through.
“You can control two things: your work ethic and your attitude about anything” — Ali Krieger
14. Don’t be afraid to take a chance!
“The key to success is to start before you are ready.” — Marie Forleo
15. You are your own key to success.
“Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.” — Mallika Tripathi
16. Stalling is not an option.
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers
17. Anything can happen if you let it.
“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” — Charles Kingsleigh
18. Fly baby, fly!
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” — Salvador Dali
19. Go with the flow.
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson
20. There’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow.
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — George Addai
21. Inhale life and exhale creativity.
“If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
22. Take the challenge head on!
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
23. Help a sister out.
“If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.” — Buddha
24. And for those times when you need a little liquid inspiration…
“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
25. Go out and grab it!
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” — Carl Sagan
Madison Kerth is a writer who writes about love, relationships, self-care, spirituality and astrology.