You probably know how it feels like on a Monday morning. It is a time when you realize that the weekend is over and you have to go back to work. For those who love their job, it is a little bit easier, but it is still challenging to go back to routine after you had a good time with your family and friends. So for most of us, Mondays are usually a downer and people just have to accept this reality. However, we believe it is not necessary to accept the reality if you can change it. No matter what you think about Monday, it actually can be an awesome and productive day. Believe it or not, there are some things you could do to make your Monday an awesome day.
Practical Tips for Those Hating Mondays
One of the reasons people have troubles with Mondays is because they are not ready to get into the working flow after a nice and relaxing weekend. So in order to make that transition more smooth spend a half an hour on Sunday to prepare for the working day. Do everything you need to do in order to avoid a mess on Monday morning when you suddenly realize there were so many things you should have done in advance... Even such small things like planning what you are going to wear and what you are going to eat on this day can help you throughout the day. Make a schedule, including all of the tasks you will need to do. If you have time prioritize the tasks so that you would know what you should do first. Having a plan for Monday doesn't necessarily mean you going to feel better. It is still a Monday, a day when you have to go back to a boring routine...
So we suggest having a coffee with a good friend (friends) before you go to work. Great company makes the day better even it is Monday. If you can choose someone who is always positive and will share the drive with you at a morning coffee meeting. Even you don't have anyone who could join you in the morning for a cup of coffee then you could read a motivating article. Another idea is to start your Monday with exercises. A short workout can help your body feel better throughout the day so if you have never tried that before you should give it a shot. If you like a certain type of music you could make sure you start your Monday listening to your favorite tracks. It will give you a boost to be productive throughout the day and bring your positive attitude in everything you will do. Monday is the beginning of a new week. So we suggest starting something new, something that you have been thinking about for a long time. It can be a new program for your work project or it can be something you always wanted to do for you and your family. It is a good thing to start it on this very day as you will have all week to make progress and work on the project. Being involved in something you always wanted will help you stay energized and productive at the same time.
As a final note, we recommend planning your next weekend. An anticipation of something great can help you go through Monday as well as the rest of the days at work.