SUPER EASY TIPS
OUR TOP 10 This month... BEAT THE MONDAY BLUES
1 Identify the problem
Ask yourself what’s wrong. If you are feeling blue every week, it could be a sign that you are unhappy at work, and you need to either fix that, or find another job.
2 Avoid the dread
Prepare for Monday on Friday. If you have any unpleasant tasks waiting for you on Monday morning, try to get them done on Friday afternoon instead.
3 Be positive
Make a list. Write down three things you have to look forward to in the coming week. It will get you more excited for Monday.
4 Keep it separate
Avoid checking work emails over the weekend. It can be tempting to see what’s waiting for you, but it’s important to draw a line between work and home.
5 Extra time
Wake up 15 minutes early. That little extra ‘me time’ on a Monday morning will leave you feeling less rushed and does wonders for preparing you for the day.
6 Dress for success
When we look good, we feel good. Save your favourite outfit for Mondays. It will see you going to work more positive.
7 Pay it forward
A compliment can go a long way. Say something nice to someone at work on a Monday morning and watch how it changes the mood of the whole office.
8 Keep it light
Try not to give yourself too many difficult tasks on a Monday. Stick to an easier to-do list and try to schedule harder tasks for other days of the week.
9 Have fun
Set up a tradition. Even if it’s just a weekly coffee outing with a colleague every Monday, that’s something you can look forward to every week.
10 Plan your evening
Have something planned for Monday evenings – get a takeaway, go to the movies, or head to your local pub quiz.