We’ve all been there, you’ve had a great weekend and then suddenly it’s Monday morning again and that all too familiar Monday feeling washes over you. For most of us that feeling subsides once we’ve had a cup of coffee and got the day started. However, for some people Monday morning can bring around feelings of genuine anxiety and stress, so below we’ve listed 10 ways you can make your Monday a much more positive experience and help get the week off to a great start.
1. Write a To Do List
Writing a to do list can help you plan ahead for the day and work out what you need to do before you’ve even sat at your desk. This means no ensuing panic when you get to work as you already have a grasp on the tasks that need to be completed for the day.
2. Post work plan
Don’t save all your socialising for the weekends, making sure you have something planned after work can give you something to look forward to and keep you in a positive mood throughout the day.
3. Plan Ahead
Before you leave work on a Friday make sure that your desk is clean and tidy so that you don’t have a mess to come back to on Monday morning. Tidy desk, tidy mind!
4. Best outfit
Why not pick your favourite work out fit to wear on Mondays? Wearing you favourite clothes has been proven to brighten your mood and give you a boost of confidence.
5. Get a good night’s sleep
This one’s pretty self-explanatory but a good night’s sleep can be vital to your mood the next day, so make sure you get at least 7-9 hours of sleep Sunday night so that you feel fresh on Monday morning.
6. Unplug over the weekend
Over the weekend try not to access your work emails or calls, otherwise you may end up feeling like you’ve had no time off at all. It is important to set boundaries between personal and work time.
7. Be positive
It might be hard at times but try and turn your Monday morning blues into positive vibes. Focus on what you’re looking forward to about that day. Also try not to get involved in other peoples negative outlooks as this could bring your mood back down again.
8. Have a good breakfast
Having a hearty breakfast will not only set you up properly for the day but also help boost your metabolism which is always an added bonus!
9. Find the source
If you can try and find out what it is that’s making you unhappy then you can be better equipped in working out how to tackle it and begin to take steps towards making the situation better.
10. Spread the happiness
Doing nice things for other people can also help creative a positive mood. Whether it’s complimenting a co-worker or grabbing a few extra coffees in the morning to share out, good deeds can help shift the mood in the office.
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