Jul, 2020

How to Beat Monday Blues and Start the Week Happy

How to Beat Monday Blues and Start the Week HappyDoes the thought of starting a new work week make you feel upset? Do feelings of anxiety and stress loom over you on Sunday evenings and make you wish there’s a button to pause the weekend? You’re not alone. Monday blues are common among working professionals who dread getting back to work on a Monday morning.


Well, we all want extended weekends and rest days and if you’d usually feel sluggish as your weekend winds down, don’t worry. There are ways to make Monday less overwhelming. Read on for some helpful tips to help you beat Monday Blues.

One of the reasons why we dread Mondays is that we’re already anticipating the workload that awaits us as soon as we get back to our desks. To relieve you of the stress and anxiety, it would be a great idea to do adequate preparation. Make a list of the things you need to get done next week. Think about the tasks that need to be prioritized and list them down. List all tasks according to importance and urgency. This will help clear your mind so you can go into your weekend without worrying about work.

Get adequate sleep
Another reason why people experience Monday blues is that they haven’t gotten adequate rest. While it’s important to have fun and unwind over the weekend, it’s equally important to carve out enough time for sleep especially on a Sunday night. Being well rested helps you start the week with an increased energy and achieve a more productive tone for the entire week.

Unplug for the weekend
It’s sometimes tempting to check emails and take care of a few tasks during your rest days but you have to try your best not to. We all need and deserve a break, a breather. You deserve to have fun and relax during your time off so make the most of the days you’re out of office. If you haven’t noticed, one of the things that makes Monday frustrating is the fact that you haven’t made the most of your weekends because you allowed work to steal some hours you should have spent for yourself.

Adjust your perspective
There’s something about Mondays that most working professionals dread. But if you think about it, it’s all in the head. Do you really think that Monday is worse than the other working days of the week? You’d probably answer “no” except that it’s the first day of the work week. Other than that, they’re all pretty much the same. It’s all a matter of perspective.

How about try changing the way you look at Mondays? Instead of anticipating stress on the first day of the work week, think about it as a brand new start of the week and a clean slate. Cultivate a positive attitude. Look for something good that will make you look forward to Mondays such as going on lunch with your friends or having a nice dinner with your family after work.

Mondays don’t have to be dreadful and nobody has to be dealing with Monday blues. By cultivating the right mindset and following these tips, you’ll never look at Monday's the way you have before!

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.