The weekend hangover may be still lurking over your psyche, preventing you from getting into the working mode. Most of us feel those Monday morning blues, which makes it practically impossible to enjoy working on the first day of the new week. While we frantically wait the entire week for Saturday and Sunday, it is but natural to feel gloomy and distressed on the day that follows the lovely weekend. In this article, we bring you some very helpful ways of beating Monday blues and look forward to a fresh beginning of the week. Read on to know what all it takes to actively enjoy your Mondays.
How To Beat Monday Morning Blues
Don’t Keep Any Pending Work
If you can set your previous week in order, beating Monday blues will be easier than ever. Avoid procrastinating work for the coming week and finish as much work as possible on Friday itself. This will help keep you fresh and bright on Monday, as you will not have to sulk over completing last week’s pending work. A pending job will stress your mind unnecessarily and you will constantly think about it, spoiling your mood as well as your Monday.
Start Early On Monday
After a lazy and chaotic weekend, getting up early next morning can really sort your day out. Usually, most working people are in a rush every morning, but doing things in a hurry can heighten tension levels and lead to stress. Get up a little early on Monday morning and do things in a relaxed manner, rather than hurrying for everything, right from the bath to the breakfast. Your mind remains calm, if you do things on time. Therefore, start early on Monday.
Ensure Adequate Rest On The Weekend
After a week of work, your mind and body needs its share of rest and peace. You may have already planned a hectic Sunday, including catching up with friends and completing unfinished businesses. However, you need to take time out for resting yourself as well, after a tiring week of work. If you keep your Sunday completely occupied, devoid of a second’s peace, you are bound to feel Monday blues. So, no matter how busy your Sunday is, take out time to relax.
Start The Week Positively
Start your new week with a positive mindset and try to enjoy your work. Monday blues tend to spill over the rest of the week, making life even more difficult for you. Feeling positive becomes important to avoid that week-long gloom. Keep you mind and body recharged and bustling with energy on Monday, and this will smoothen out your entire week. Dress smartly and look forward to the day at work, rather than cribbing about how short your Sunday was.
Take Short Breaks
If you have not been able to organize your Sunday well and none of above mentioned suggestions seems to be working for you, to beat the Monday morning blues, the best thing that you can do is to take short breaks between work, to de-stress yourself. These breaks will help you recharge your batteries and feel rejuvenated. However, this may not be possible for those who are working in a stringent work-setting.