Reduce Stress with the Monday Refresh

By starting fresh at the beginning of the week, you can positively change your behavior and stay motivated throughout the week. This concept is supported by research and emphasizes Mondays as a great time for you to take action for better mental and physical health. The Monday Refresh in particular can help you get in the right frame of mind – what we call the “fresh start mindset.” It’s the feeling of excitement and energy that comes from starting something new, when all of the obstacles are cleared away to make room for new possibilities.

So before you dive into the week, take a moment to sit quietly and refresh your mind with this simple practice:

  1. Breathe. Focus on your breathing to settle your mind.
  2. Be Mindful. Let go of thoughts about the past and worries about the future. Be in the moment.
  3. Shift to the Positive. Detach from any harmful feelings and redirect your thinking to be positive.
  4. Get Moving. Stay positive by staying active! Even a simple walk can boost your endorphophins.