Beat the Monday Blues

Beat the Monday BluesLooking forward to Monday morning is something that seems impossible for many of us. When we don’t want the weekend to end it’s easy to dread going back to work on Monday morning. If you are like most people, you probably go through life saying “Thank God it’s Friday” and then a few days later, like clock work, you find yourself saying “Good grief, I hate Mondays!” While we can’t change the fact that we have to go back to work, there are things that can be done to ease this pain.

Learning to love Monday mornings is a process of training yourself to look at things a little differently. Changing this thought process will take some time, but making the effort can really improve your productivity. Accept the fact that Monday may never be your favourite day of the week, but also embrace the idea that it does come with a number of benefits.

Begin by enjoying your weekend. There is nothing worse than having to start a new week feeling like you didn’t do anything you wanted to do over the weekend. Regardless of what your job is, learn to take time on the weekend just for you.

Don’t Spend Your Weekend Thinking of Monday. Half the problem of Monday is in the anxiety and worries we have over the weekend. Enjoy your weekend and leave Monday for Monday.

Get An Early start – It may seem like a punishment to wake up earlier on Monday but when you have enough time to organize yourself, you’ll feel like you can conquer the day easier. If you can rise and shine as early as possible, you would be able to get yourself prepared for the day, not only in terms of preparation of clothes and working materials, but also, mentally and spiritually.

Get happy – If you start the week off right, your attitude will be better, and you may help others along the way. Instead of greeting people with comments like, “Of course this happened, it’s Monday,” or, “Don’t you hate Mondays?” say, “Good Monday!” with a smile. What you say sets the mood for your co-workers.

Be Prepared – it is useful to plan on Sunday night anything that needs to be ready on Monday morning. Don’t let this take over your weekend, simply make sure that a few things are ready. This might mean having your clothes washed and out, having food ready to make your lunch, or having your to-do-list ready. You don’t have to get everything done, just know what needs doing so you aren’t rushed when you wake up.

Wear your best – Its no secret that when you look good you feel good so make Mondays your look-my-best day and make it a point of wearing the clothes you like most. You’d be surprise how much your clothes could affect the way you feel about yourself.

Start working – The thing about work is, it’s usually not the work that makes us tired, it’s the thought of starting work that makes us procrastinate and go into a cycle of unproductively. Quit thinking about starting work and just work instead!

Plan something special Monday nights – meet a friend for dinner, rent a movie or pursue a hobby Monday evenings. The day will be easier when you have something to look forward to. So keep a list of opportunities to make your day shine taped to the inside of the mirror on your medicine cabinet. Look at the list and set some goals. If you plan ahead, blue might become your favorite color and Monday can be the best day of the week.

Now that you have some ideas to chase your blues – have a very happy Monday and remember the weekend is just four more days away!