Thank God It’s Monday!
Does the start of your workweek trigger overwhelming feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress? Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning? Are you sluggish or tense?
When Monday comes around, no one is in the mood to work. Unlike before the pandemic, the office and home are now integrated. It can be difficult to shake off boredom and return to work, especially in wintery winters when the comforter feels like perfection. “Monday morning blues” simply refers to a hangover from the weekend. The term “blues” is used to describe a sorrowful state of mind. Employees feel overwhelmed or disheartened by the sight of work after a weekend of partying and enjoying with friends.
The two-day weekend break from work that employees enjoyed was, after all, the catalyst for Monday Blues. “Monday blues,” on the other hand, are irrelevant in a hybrid or work-from-home approach because they are disconnected from the workplace. The significance of the occurrence of Monday blues varies by industry and its sector, as does the impact it has on the workers’ lives. When work ceases to be exciting, employees become more fatigued, depressed, and hopeless. As a result, they end up dragging themselves to work just because they can’t stop themselves, rather than because they enjoy it.
Now that we know who experiences Monday blues and who does not, it is easy to identify ways to beat these dreaded blues.
1. Switch off from work completely on Friday:
Try not to bring work home with you on the weekends. In fact, if you don’t check your official mail on Saturday and Sunday, it will be excellent. Only use the weekend for personal matters, such as family, friends, and hobbies.
2. Don’t keep work pending:
When you leave the workplace on Friday, make sure you’ve cleared up all your backlog, or at least most of it. This will ensure that you have a clear desk on Monday and that you have less work to deal with.
3. Early to bed, early to rise:
Get a full eight hours or more of sleep on Sunday night by retiring early. This will ensure that you wake up on Monday morning feeling refreshed and relaxed, ready to take on the world.
4. Tackle the tedious work first:
If you have a series of tasks to complete, prioritize them in order of complexity. Then, start with the most time-consuming and difficult activities and finish them first. For the remainder of the day, only the smaller and simpler jobs will be completed. This will not only make you feel relieved, but it will also make your heart feel lighter.
5. Keep Mondays free of meetings:
Tuesdays should always be reserved for important meetings. The first day of the workweek should be dedicated to settling in and establishing a routine. As a result, don’t hurry into it. Take your time. Let the body and mind gradually get into the groove.
6. Make a post-work schedule:
Your day should be about more than just getting through Monday. It should be about looking forward to something. By making Monday a special day where you get to hang out with friends, cook your favorite supper, or eat a bucket of popcorn while watching a TV show you taped. Monday doesn’t have to be all about waking up to go to work.
7. Dress for success:
Get ready to be optimistic and help others be positive by dressing up, perking up, and showing up ready to be positive. Be the sunshine and vitality that brightens others’ days. Make yourself magnetic by displaying and sharing your energy, charm, and vibe. Monday is the perfect day to try on your new wardrobe. On Monday mornings, feeling good about yourself is half the fight, since instead of being deflated by work, you want to confront it with confidence.
Each day is made up of what one decides to do with it. Aside from these major pointers, make sure to
inject some creativity into your work. You can do the same activities in new ways to avoid becoming
bored with the same routine. Every day is a new chance to start a new chapter in one’s own tale. It’s time to rethink your approach to Monday blues and deal with them like a pro! Don’t let that bother you—work hard on Monday because Friday is only five days away!