For millions of people Monday morning blues is something they have to go through every Monday. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Follow those great tips and beat Monday morning blues, it’s actually easier than you think.
6 bulletproof tips to avoid and beat Monday morning blues
There are some things you can do already on Friday to beat Monday morning blues. Let’s start from those things.
1. Complete urgent tasks
Complete as many tasks as possible on Friday and don’t leave any difficult or urgent tasks for Monday morning. Try to complete the most difficult or unpleasant tasks and leave more pleasant ones for Monday. This way you ensure that you have much less to worry about on Monday morning.
2. Clean your desk
Clean desk cheers you up on Monday morning. So, clean your desk on Friday, right before you leave work. It takes only five minutes but has a huge positive effect on Monday morning.
3. Get enough rest
To beat Monday morning blues you should get enough rest during the weekend. Maintain a regular sleep pattern, don’t go to bed or wake up extremely late/early. By maintaining a regular sleep pattern you will find it much easier to wake up on Monday morning. Don’t overbook your weekends. If it is possible, distribute your tasks at home over the week so that weekend stays for relaxation only.
4. Make preparations on Sunday
Make all needed preparations already on Sunday evening. Packs your bags and prepare your clothes. It is wise to choose something beautiful and colorful for Monday – colors keep your mood up and beauty adds self confidence. All those preparations ensure a relaxed and stress free Monday morning. Read also how to avoid morning stress.
You have completed the most unpleasant tasks and cleaned your desk already on Friday. You have had a wonderful relaxing weekend and you have put your things ready on Sunday. Well – you are half way there to beat Monday morning blues. There are still some things you can do.
5. Start with something you enjoy
Start your workday with the most pleasant tasks. Complete the kind of work you enjoy doing and reward yourself. Leave the less pleasant tasks to afternoon. If there is a possibility to postpone some of the tasks, do it.
6. Avoid negativity
Avoid negative people. Try to avoid any interactions with people who have a negative impact on you or counterarguments on your work. If there is such a meeting planned for Monday, propose a new time. Keep in mind that positive and successful Monday leads to successful week.
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