Kill Your Monday Blues Before They Kill You
Is groaning and grumbling a routine on Monday mornings? If yes, then you have a case of the Monday Blues.
Almost all of us dread Mondays that kill our weekend fun moods and drag us back into the monotony of work. But it doesn't really have to be this way. Here are some kickass ways to kill your Monday blues before they kill you.
Plan Something For After-Work
If we can have grand plans for Friday evenings, why not for Mondays? Plan something for after-work like a romantic dinner with partner or a movie with a friend. Go someplace you love or attend a music concert in town. The idea is to do something fun, so you have something to look forward to, just in case the Monday blues get you.
Have you been facing the Monday blues for weeks on end? If yes, then it's not normal, nor is it good. It is clear that you are unhappy at work. The fix is to find the right reason. If it's something that can be corrected, go ahead. If not, look for a change. However, if it's something occasional, look for ways to cheer you up. A Monday morning muffin over a healthy conversation with a colleague should do well enough to kill the Monday blues.
Work As If There's No Tomorrow
Yes, it's about time you took this quote literally. Wrap up most of your work on Friday itself as if there's no next week at all. Keep nothing pending for Monday morning. That way, you are planning for a less stressful week ahead and will feel relaxed when the Monday approaches. On Monday mornings, finish stressful tasks first leaving the day relaxed. This is one of the best ways to kill Monday blues.
Sleep Well Over The Weekend
The rule of the thumb is to unwind and relax as much as you can, and what's better than sleeping away to glory, for hours on end during the weekend. Sleeping sufficiently makes you feel fresh and look young. If you've had sound sleep, you'll notice that waking up doesn't feel like a task on Monday mornings. Subsequently, the Mondays are less stressful and don't feel like a burden.
We sure sound like the Coke commercial, but this is true. Try and make people around happy. This not only brings up your spirits, but some of the happiness sticks to you too. Compliment a colleague for their work, bring a cup of coffee for an unwell colleague, offer sweets or cookies to customers, and see the change yourself. Spread happiness, as it helps to kill Monday blues.
Yes, Mondays will now seem interesting and productive. Just follow these tips to kill Monday blues and enjoy not just during the weekend, but through the week too.