How many of us can recognise that all too familiar feeling of something looming over you that rears its ugly head on Sunday evenings? That feeling is the Monday morning mood and it rears its dreary head just as you are finally feeling relaxed after a weekend away from work. The good news is you don’t have to put up with it any longer! Here are our top tips on banishing Monday morning mood forever:
Gently does it
Ease yourself back into frantic, busy work slowly. When you get to work try to have a calm space around you, or if possible, work from a different calmer space. Take your time to catch up on emails and call and have a moment to prioritise your work for the day. You’ll probably get as much done as you did before, but you’ll feel less pressured and not as stressed while working.
Make Monday exciting
Try and plan something to look forward to on Monday’s. Perhaps you can meet with a friend for lunch, grab something nice for dinner or have a great movie to watch after work. Having something to look forward to means that you are less likely to wish Monday’s away. You might find that over time you begin to actually look forward to Monday’s arrival, rather than dreading it.
Balance your morning
Try and get prepared for the week as much as you can on the Friday before the weekend. It will mean you can fully rest on your time off and come Monday morning you won’t be stressing over what you have to do as you will already have it planned. Use your Monday morning to take it easy, don’t rush out the house feeling stressed.
Go with it
Lets face it, the routine of work is unlikely to change any time soon, so you might as well go with it. In the words of Maya Angelou ‘If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude’. Start to think of Monday’s as the start of a brand new week where anything can happen. You can control how well your week goes and set the tone for future weeks, but you can’t change the fact that Monday will always happen, so you might as well enjoy it.
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