3 ways to beat Monday blues
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.