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12 Super-Fun Ways Under $5 To Beat The Monday Blues

Ninety-seven percent of Americans say having fun in daily life is important — and it need not be expensive! With the Chase Freedom Unlimited℠ card, you can earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on everything you buy, so treat yourself to take on Monday!

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1. Do an inexpensive and fun DIY project with your roommates on Sunday.

Everyone's got a project hanging around they've wanted to complete foreeeever, and even if you don't, there are tons of inexpensive, cute projects you can do for under $5 and with minimal glue-gun skills.
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Everyone's got a project hanging around they've wanted to complete foreeeever, and even if you don't, there are tons of inexpensive, cute projects you can do for under $5 and with minimal glue-gun skills.

2. Grab a coffee for yourself and a work friend on your way into work.

Delicious, delicious caffeine. Delicious, delicious friendship.
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Delicious, delicious caffeine. Delicious, delicious friendship.

3. Invite someone over to cook an inexpensive Sunday dinner.

A friend, a date, a person you know you will make kitchen magic with... You'll be able to bond and enjoy each other's company while honing your home-chef skills. Here's a list of tasty meals that cost less than $5 per serving.
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A friend, a date, a person you know you will make kitchen magic with... You'll be able to bond and enjoy each other's company while honing your home-chef skills. Here's a list of tasty meals that cost less than $5 per serving.

4. Grab a used book from your favorite local store to accompany you on your morning commute.

Giving a book a new home is good for you, the environment, and the book, which only wants to be loved. Bonus: You can probably get like five of them because used paperbacks are about a dollar everywhere. And it's a great opportunity to read something you wouldn't normally read!
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Giving a book a new home is good for you, the environment, and the book, which only wants to be loved. Bonus: You can probably get like five of them because used paperbacks are about a dollar everywhere. And it's a great opportunity to read something you wouldn't normally read!

5. Plant a tree, and schedule Monday check-ins to watch it grow.

Put that $5 toward a great cause! Your Mondays will totally improve with the knowledge you did something special for the planet and gave life to a glorious tree.
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Put that $5 toward a great cause! Your Mondays will totally improve with the knowledge you did something special for the planet and gave life to a glorious tree.

6. Borrow a dog to play with.

Can't afford your own pup? Don't worry. There's an app called Bark’N’Borrow where you can connect with nearby dog owners to literally borrow a furry friend for a few hours! Sunday doggy smooches are the ULTIMATE cure for the Monday blues. 🐶
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Can't afford your own pup? Don't worry. There's an app called Bark’N’Borrow where you can connect with nearby dog owners to literally borrow a furry friend for a few hours! Sunday doggy smooches are the ULTIMATE cure for the Monday blues. 🐶

7. Get yourself a cupcake from your favorite bakery to have at lunch.

For particularly tenacious Mondays, there is but one solution: a fancy, delectable cupcake. Who could resist? It's so fancy. And unless you're buying a cupcake frosted with gold, it's less than $5!
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For particularly tenacious Mondays, there is but one solution: a fancy, delectable cupcake. Who could resist? It's so fancy. And unless you're buying a cupcake frosted with gold, it's less than $5!

8. Get a new nail polish and paint your nails a bright color to cheer you up when Monday feels never-ending.

It's only 2 p.m.? At least your nails are cool.
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It's only 2 p.m.? At least your nails are cool.

9. Do a relaxing anti-stress face mask on Sunday night.

You'll wake up ~refreshed~ for the day ahead. There are a ton available in your local beauty or drug store for less than $5, or you can make your own with ingredients from your very own kitchen.
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You'll wake up ~refreshed~ for the day ahead. There are a ton available in your local beauty or drug store for less than $5, or you can make your own with ingredients from your very own kitchen.

10. For that matter, rent an awesome movie on Sunday night.

The looming dread of Monday calls for an edge-of-your-seat action flick or mesmerizing fantasy to take your mind to a totally different place and help you forget about real life!
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The looming dread of Monday calls for an edge-of-your-seat action flick or mesmerizing fantasy to take your mind to a totally different place and help you forget about real life!

11. Get yourself a new notebook on your way into work on Monday morning.

Use it to record all of your Monday-related angst. Scrawl it out. Draw as many stick figures of yourself riding off into the sunset with your crush as you need to.
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Use it to record all of your Monday-related angst. Scrawl it out. Draw as many stick figures of yourself riding off into the sunset with your crush as you need to.

12. Chocolate.

Anytime, anywhere. It is the perfect, timeless solution to propel anyone through the Monday blues.
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Anytime, anywhere. It is the perfect, timeless solution to propel anyone through the Monday blues.

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With the Chase Freedom Unlimited℠ card, you can earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on everything you buy — including all the little fun things you can do to make your day and someone else's brighter.

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