August 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm
“Sounds like somebody’s got a base of the Mondays.” This quote from the 1999 movie “Office Space” has been said over and over again in everyday life. For many, Mondays are a very real ailment, but there are ways to turn this around and make Mondays just as great as the other four weekdays.
The first thing you can do in order to make the beginning of the week better is by preparing yourself at the end of the week. Meaning you should use Fridays to start preparing for Mondays. Try to get the most dreadful work done on Friday that way you won’t have to worry about it on Monday. However, if this is not possible, try to do that work first thing Monday morning. Next, unplug for the weekend. If you can help it, keep your work at work and use personal time for what you actually want to do.
Additionally, try to go to sleep early and wake up a little earlier. This advice goes for any day, but especially Sundays. Getting up earlier allows for a little leisure time in the morning as opposed to rushing to get ready and immediately speeding off to the office. Finally, be positive! Mondays may be hard, but if you tackle them with a smile on your face and an appreciation of your work, you can automatically improve the day.
What are other ways to avoid the Monday blues?