Books to read if you have the Monday blues

July 10, 2017


There are a few reasons why you might have the Monday blues and I'm going to address 3 of those today. 


1. You just need to laugh 


Maybe you were laughing all weekend and then this morning you had to get serious for work?


For this Monday problem I'm recommending The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 and 3/4  by Sue Townsend. If you haven't picked up one of these books before (or even if you have) pick one up now and I guarantee you will be giggling in no time.


For something equally teenage and hilarious, try a Louise Rennison book, starting with Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging. The trials and tribulations of teenager Georgia Nicolson, also in diary format like Adrian Mole, still make me howl with laughter when I pick them up.


2. You feel like you're stuck in a rut


Maybe Monday is a reminder that you're not sure what you're doing next?


This is absolutely no bad thing and even the greats go through these hellish Mondays. First I'm recommending Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes. This is the story of how Shonda, writer of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal amongst other shows, found herself stuck saying 'no' to everything and took drastic measures to right her course. This is uplifting and realistic whilst being so well written that it made the literature lover within me soar.


The other book I would recommend is Aim True: Love Your Body, Eat Without Fear, Nourish Your Spirit, Discover True Balance! by Kathryn Budig. I'm a huge fan of Kathryn's work as a yoga teacher, incredible Instagrammer and in her new podcast Free Cookies. This book is all about accepting yourself and finding some helpful yoga poses and recipes along the way. Maybe you don't need to get out of the rut; you just need to see it in a different light.


3. You hate your job


If Mondays are really, truly a slog of epic proportions through treacle and searing pain, then you might need more drastic action. Start reading these books today and taking action as soon as you can.


First You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Believe it - you are a badass. I know you are. You can change your life, and soon.


Once you're fired up about how great you are and how you can change your life, head for Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk. This is full of real tips for launching a successful business based on your passion that will get you from excitement to reality. 







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