3 ways to beat Mon­day blues

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Even if you had a four-day week­end, it’s a given that you will be faced with Mon­day blues. It’s in the psy­che or maybe it was just de­signed that way, but for many, go­ing to work on a Mon­day sucks. How­ever, there are tried and tested meth­ods to make the day less unattrac­tive and more ap­peal­ing

Re­vamp your work sta­tion

If your desk is clut­tered with files and pa­pers, stow them away in your drawer. Re­move pin-up notes, re­minders and other stress­ful work notes from the walls of your cabin; save th­ese ei­ther on your phone or lap­top. Have a des­ig­nated pen stand, coaster and cup and sta­tion­ary file. Do up your sta­tion with pot­ted plants and mood-lift­ing vi­su­als. If you can, use an air fresh­ner as well.

Keep the day stress-free

Don’t sched­ule im­por­tant meet­ings on Mon­day morn­ings be­cause you might not be able to give your cent per­cent. In­stead, spend the first half chalk­ing out agenda for the week. Pre­sen­ta­tions, brain­storm­ing ses­sions and board meet­ings are stress­ful and can be taken care of from the sec­ond half of the day.

Treat Mon­day as a week­end

Yes, plan some fun ac­tiv­ity af­ter work be­cause you will want to look for­ward to some­thing other than work on a Mon­day morn­ing. The ex­cite­ment of meet­ing your friends for din­ner and drinks, catch­ing a movie or just laz­ing around at a lounge will add spring to your steps and make work hours on Mon­days seem­ingly less bor­ing.

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