Everyone who is working a job, have their own business or doing chores whole week, feels to have a need to vent out all the stress bottled up in weekend time. Everyone loves weekend. It’s me time, fun time, friend’s time, family time and much more. You can do whatever you want.
I assume everyone is pumped full of energy to make the weekend count and hence plan multiple activities and try to execute as much as possible. No relaxation, just fun. This type of strategy usually lead to Monday blues.
What is Monday blue?
This is a term you must have heard multiple times but what does it mean actually.
Monday blues is the feeling of negative emotions and lack of motivation to get back to your normal routine of work after weekend. It’s a feeling of not want to do anything on this day and getting out of bed becomes a difficult task. You will start finding excuses for not to go for work and just don’t want to do anything. Actually you feel sick to the stomach knowing that you have to work through next 5-6 days again in a stretch. And remember first step is always difficult.
Monday blues – Let’s beat it
You need to understand that your Monday blues are following the cycle of weekend and as weekend keeps coming back, so does your Monday blues. So, you have to break this cycle to overcome this problem. There are few steps you need to follow so that you can enjoy your Monday.
Good Sleep on Sunday Night
Make a aim to be in bed by 11pm on Sunday night to get at least 7 hours of sleep. When you try to extend your weekend by extending your night time, it makes your next day stressful. As you are exhausted, the next day feels more heavier than what it is. Good night sleep make you feel much better. So, the first tip for beating Monday morning blues is to get all of your errands and fun done within the day of weekend.
Wake up Early
It’s a another challenge for so many people, but when you do start the morning earlier, you become more productive throughout the day. Either try to be little early otherwise follow the same routine time you are getting up usually on your weekdays. It will make you comfortable that you have done first thing right. Getting up late will make you irritated and a feeling to rush everything brings extra stress with it. So, do this and feel good.
Just right after you getup and freshen up, start your day with exercise. You can choose any form whatever you are comfortable with. It can be yoga, brisk walk, easy run or some gear exercise. The exercise pumps happy hormones in your body and it helps you to beat the Monday blue feeling.
At this point, your Monday blues should already start to feel a little bit lighter and faded. So, to continue with this vibes, pick your favourite outfit and give yourself little time to make yourself groomed. Your confidence will increase and you will feel good. Use perfume aroma to lift off the negativity.
Schedule Your Day
Once you are done with these steps, this is a last to follow. Since it is a first day of the weekdays, you will have a list of work to finish and it might be a long list. But here is the thing, don’t try to cover as much as possible in the start. You will pickup pace with your work, so don’t get feel burdened or stressed over the work. Try to schedule your work. Always start with the small tasks first so that once you completed few tasks, it makes you comfortable enough to go for more challenging ones.
Once you will start putting these suggestions to work, don’t be too hard on yourself. Try to follow as much as possible with positive attitude. Remember that there is always tomorrow to try again and and as someone once said to me, if all else fails, pretend it’s a Tuesday !
Good luck with your new routine and tell us how you have felt after doing it ?
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