Hate Mondays? Pretend you're on vacation!

So many people get the Sunday Scaries--the feeling of stress on a Sunday when you realize you have to go back to work the following day--or a Case Of The Mondays... I get it. But you don't have to dread Monday mornings! According to new research, simply changing our perception about the weekend can make a big difference in our happiness levels.

A team of researchers from UCLA wanted to know if it was possible for workers to use weekends to get the same enjoyment they do from a vacation and boost their happiness levels, too. And after their experiments with 400 employees, they found that those who alter their perspective to treat the weekend like a vacay generally feel happier than those who approach Saturday and Sunday as they normally do.

The results of the study give a good reminder that making the most of your weekend by treating it like a vacation will help you enjoy it more…and you don’t even have to pack a bag! Just feeling like you’re in vacation mode will help you have the most fun and may leave you better prepared to deal with the week ahead. And it’s a lot less expensive, too.

It just shows that the mind is a powerful thing--when you change your mindset, you change your life! Try this and see if you notice a difference in how you feel!

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