Mondays are boring! Has this quote been hovering in your mind for long? Let’s face it, even if you love your job, Mondays can be sometimes brutally exhausting. We know that successful people love Mondays and some of us even struggle to work on the ‘love-Monday-regime’. We read and hear loads of advice on this, but how many of them push us to beat our Monday blues? You don’t need to plan the whole schedule for it, these simple tips will do the tricks:
- Well plan your morning struggle:
The most dreaded part of Monday mornings is to get your things right back in the place (fumbling and exhausting, right?). Instead of scratching your head to remember where you (mis)placed those sneakers and files, keep these ready-to-go stuff in places before going to bed. Ahem, that sounds easy!
Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll spend all day hunting for it- Richard Whately.
- Start slowly (or rise early):
You might feel ‘uh-uh’ at this advice, especially after the super-fun weekend. But honey, you got to start a new day! Getting up early, particularly on Mondays can be a punishment for most of us, but it will pay off in the long run.
Embracing early morning routine helps you fight your Monday blues and gives you space to detox your Sunday inertia. Moreover, it makes you proactive, says biologist Christoph Randler in Harvard Business Review.
- Set your Monday mantra:
For some of us, Monday is another chance to change the world, to espouse new ideas and start fresh. While some of us simply groan at the dreaded Monday rush.
To save yourself from this mental hazard, Alexander Kjerulf, an international author and speaker of Woohoo Inc, happiness at work, shared this on Forbes:
“We often look at the week ahead of us and think of all the tough stuff we have to do and the difficult tasks ahead of us. Turn that around. Sunday evening, make a list of three things you look forward to at work that week. This might put you in a more positive mood. If you can’t think of three things you look forward to, that might be an indication that you need to make some changes.”
- The Weekly Plan:
Keep your work diaries strictly reserved for Monday to Friday. Got an important meeting or presentation on Monday? Pin such important work as “to-be-completed-by-Friday”. This routine will leave you with extra time (and mood) to relax and enjoy your weekend.
(And if you miss out something, you have some extra minutes on Monday morning, right?)
- Just forget it and relax!
This sounds intriguing, isn’t it? We know that tracking our work progress is crucial, but you need a good, happy weekend too. Keep your office problems at your workspace when you head out for a weekend.
To welcome a lovely Monday morning, get enough sleep which also means sleeping little early on Sunday night.
It’s time to beat the Monday blues and enjoy the world, Happy Monday!