Monday, November 16, 2015

5 Little Tricks to Meet Monday

and Survive. . .Smile, Even.

Please welcome C. Lee McKenzie - guest posting all this week! She's got a clever cure for Making the Most of Mondays!

You've had a wonderful weekend. You were with friends or family and relaxing, maybe planning the holiday get-togethers. Then whammo! It's Monday. Just the thought of dragging your bones from the bed and off to work is making you think about spending money on Lottery Tickets! With millions you could retire! But the fact is your chances of winning those millions before the alarm stops ringing are nil. 

Up you go, but for help with that transition from a horizontal to a vertical Monday, read on. 



1. Have something fun planned with your family or friends for Wednesday. 

2. Write something sweet to yourself Sunday night and put it where you'll find it first thing Monday morning. "Dear Me. You are amazing.  Today's going to be the best day for you."

3. Save a huge treat for yourself to have later that day. Plan to buy a new something or other. Schedule a Monday massage in the late afternoon. Save the last chapter of that thriller for Monday at lunch. Choose a quick dinner--leftovers, take-out, or better yet, out-out. Let the restaurant do the dishes on Monday night. You can look forward to that from the minute you wake up.




4. Do a quick routine that refreshes you once you're out of bed: a stretch routine, meditation, warm bath or shower, freshly brewed tea or coffee or freshly squeezed juice or smoothie. 

5. Have something you love the taste of set aside just for Monday morning--that chocolate donut that's not good for you, but you can enjoy once in a while or the spinach omelet with your favorite cheese. Don't cut back on Monday mornings. 


C. Lee McKenzie
In Lee's writing, she takes on modern issues that today's teens face in their daily lives. Her first young adult novel, Sliding on the Edge, which dealt with cutting and suicide was published in 2009. Her second, titled The Princess of Las Pulgas, dealing with a family who loses everything and must rebuild their lives came out in 2010. Double Negative (2014) was her third young adult novel. Researching it turned her into a literacy advocate. Her fourth YA, Sudden Secrets came out in December 2014.

When she really wants to have fun, she writes middle grade books. Alligators Overhead was her first published book for readers age 8-12, and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster, is now out.

Lee's website

8 comments:

  1. Monday's a bit of a bummer, but I always start off Tuesday with a bagel!

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  2. Great tips for meeting Monday! I like the idea of the sweet treat and the note is so cute. :)

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  3. Hooray for Mondays! Right, that's what you're saying.

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  4. Hi Lee - Monday could be awful ... but it's better to be ready for it - as you suggest ... the week can rattle by, yet the weekend flies by ... now it's Tuesday ... cheers Hilary

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  5. You are so right about Wednesday! We actually do our Date Night every Wednesday because it's the perfect mid-week de-stresser for us.Then Thursday doesn't look so bad :-)

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  6. That donut is looking pretty good. I'll take that over the spinach omelet. ;-)

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  7. Well gosh n'stuff! Yes, it's me, the starstuckest groupie of that celebrity author, Lee....

    Thanks for the tips and I shall now write something sweet about myself. That should take a long time.....

    Yes indeed, Gary, your starstruckest fan n' stuff! :)

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  8. I finally have internet access to stop in and say hi and thanks for posting my ideas for beating those Monday Blues! Loved being here.

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