Do you get Monday blues? Are you anxious or stressed out on Monday mornings? If you are nodding yes, then these tips should point you in the right direction to starting your week in a more positive way.
Mondays are unavoidable and it turns out, they don’t have to be so dreadful. Here are some ideas to kickstart your week and take the ‘Monday edge’ off:
1. Make a To-Do List for Monday
Make a Monday to-do list, on Friday. Everything you need to get done next week will be on your mind, so it’s a good idea to note it all down. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to get through Monday with no direction, so this list will help you stay on track.
2. Enjoy your Weekends
Make your weekends count! Unplug from work and avoid looking at work emails. Weekends are for family and ‘me’ time, so spend them doing things you like – you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference it makes the following week. You can also use this time to catch up on some sleep.
3. Use Music to Motivate You
Before you let the Monday dread sink in, listen to your favourite songs. Put on some lively music and allow it to lift your mood. However, try not to let the music interfere with your workflow. Nothing is worse than being caught in the middle of a good song when you should be doing something else.
4. Look Good Feel Good
Whether you’re working from home or going into the office, wear a feel-good outfit. Looking nice will give you that confidence boost; how you feel and how you present yourself are directly linked.
5. Plan For Fun
Even though the weekend may seem so far away on a Monday, start making plans. It will give you something to look forward to. Plan a night out with friends, a movie night at the cinema or even a binge-watch your favourite series. Anticipation is half the fun of the activities you will plan.
Yes, we’ve all experienced that sinking feeling on Sunday evening when it hits us that the weekend is over and Monday is upon us. Mondays are unavoidable, but Monday blues don’t have to be. The tips will help you start your week right.
How do you start your week? Share your tips with us in the comments section.