Monday Masters

How Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar Masters Her Mondays

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Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five successful women — an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon — to share their secrets on how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier.

Actress, mom, vampire slayer — these are all titles that Sarah Michelle Gellar has held at one point or another. But did you also know that she's an entrepreneur? Last year, Sarah Michelle launched Foodstirs with mom friends Galit Laibow and Gia Russo. With seven different products that promise Pinterest-worthy treats in six steps or less, the company seeks to make memorable experiences for families through baking — but if you don't have children, there are plenty of cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops you'll want to keep all to yourself.

The point is, from rebooting Cruel Intentions to overseeing a food startup, all while keeping her family well-fed (with some help from Freddie), Sarah Michelle is busy. So what's her secret to making it through the week — and Mondays, in particular?

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This Is How Sarah Michelle Gellar Masters Her Monday

For Sarah Michelle, it's all about being grateful — for her work and for her family — and making the most of her weekend.

I know Mondays can be rough, but I always try and remind myself how lucky I am to be doing something I love. When you have passion and you are watching your dreams come to fruition, it makes getting out of bed much easier.

Having a family is the greatest gift I have ever received. Knowing that my work is what helps to provides safety and security for my family is the gentle nudge I need on those days. And on my weekends, I always try and remember to make the most of my time and be truly present with my loved ones.