Mondays are never pleasant. It’s hard to get back into the swing of things after having the weekend to ourselves. It takes everything we have to get out of bed in the morning. For most of us, it is the least productive day of the week. Here are some ways that you can beat the Monday Blues and stay on the right track.
Take a few minutes and think about what you enjoy about your job. Listen to music that pumps you up in the morning on your commute to work. Don’t share your negative energy with anyone else in the office and avoid anyone who is particularly grumpy. It will rub off on you. It’s amazing how much of a difference it will make once you ditch the negative energy and Monday grumpiness. Not to mention, you’ll make others in the office feel better as well.
Start on Sunday
Part of the reason we have a hard time with Monday’s is because we are moving from our personal free time back into the hustle and bustle of the office and work demands. Most of us spend Monday’s trying to get motivated for the rest of the week. So, take a few minutes on Sunday night to mentally prepare and get ready for Monday morning.
Plan Ahead and Prioritize.
In our last blog post, we discussed the importance of prioritizing our tasks and making a list the day before. Make a list on Friday before you leave work and have a meeting on Monday morning so you can work with your team and start prioritizing weekly tasks. Also, making plans to do something you really enjoy after work will give you something to look forward to and make the day seem more enjoyable.
Don’t Fill Your Plate
Knowing that Monday’s are less productive, keep your schedule light. That way you won’t be overwhelmed with your schedule, making your transition from the weekend much, much easier. Keep your bigger tasks for another day of the week. With that said, be cautious that you aren’t just sitting around, twiddling your thumbs; that will make your Monday and the rest of your week go downhill quickly!
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