22 Ways to Kill the Monday Morning Blues

By Ellesse

Do you often drag yourself up from bed on a Monday morning? You find it hard, don’t you? Especially if you’ve had a fantastic Sunday night partying with your pals at the downtown bar or just came back from a short trip over the weekends?

It’s not all loom and doom if you do experience the occasional bout. Here are 22 ways to help you with it:

  1. Quit Your Job

    Chronic bouts of Monday Morning blues spells trouble. Your love for the job has probably expired. Reassess your personal and professional priorities to decide if you’re better off without the job than appearing stressed out for work every Monday.

  2. Workout Your Sums

    for retirement or brainstorm on other streams of income. It’s exhilarating to know you’ll get out of the rat race in no time and that makes every Monday much more tolerable. Trust me, it works.

  3. Reduce Weekend Sleep-ins

    Research reveals that sleeping in during the weekends breeds passivity. Plan as many leisure activities as you can on Saturdays and Sundays. Playing hard lessens the tendency to sabotage yourself on the coming Monday.

  4. Start on Tuesdays

    Convince your boss to let you start work on Tuesdays instead. Your unique Tuesday-Saturday work week stands out and paradoxically relieves the mind of panic attacks.

  5. Flash it!

    Pin your Vision Board on the back of your main door. Paste your goal reminders around the house. Repeat your affirmations every day. Dreams and goals crash fatigue or lethargy and nothing works better than such daily reminders.

  6. Do Morning Exercise

    Yoga, Jogging, Aerobics or Swimming. It doesn’t matter which exercise you do. The adrenaline rush is enough to drive you off to a vroooooooom.

  7. Eat Breakfast

    Maintain your metabolism through a well balanced breakfast and top it up with a well brewed coffee. The caffeine will keep fatigue at bay.

  8. Look Your Best

    The attention will leave you more flattered than flustered about how your Monday goes. And here’s another 5 reasons why dressing for success can be important!

  9. Watch Over the Kids

    Catch a glance of your children cuddling in their sheets before you leave the house. The warmth generated will serve you well for the rest of the day.

  10. Get Humourous

    Laugh your way to a great start by reading funny comic strips and silly jokes. Guarantee to chase the blues away.

  11. Read Empowering Books

    on your way to work. The enriching information will divert your mind from unproductive thoughts and empower you with creative ideas to supercharge your life.

  12. Call Your Friends to Complain

    Ranting off pent-up work frustrations leaves you with a clean slate to start off the week. Don’t let your boss overhear your conversation though :)

  13. Dance to Upbeat Music

    Blast your ipod on the headset and sway your head a little while typing away on the computer. The vibes will keep you on your toes rather than your knees.

  14. Shop for Cosmetic Surgery Online

    25 year old leading UK cosmetic surgery provider The Harley Medical Group reports that traffic to their official website peaks on Monday between 10am to midday every Monday of the week. How about joining the 100,000 monthly website visitors and vouch if this works?

  15. Take A Break

    … the moment you reach your office. Chat with your colleagues about how they spend their last weekend. Not only does it ease the nerves, it’s a great way to connect with your coworkers too! Kills two birds with one stone.

  16. Plan For Your Next Vacation

    Send quotation requests to travel agencies of your next holiday destination. Experience the instant satisfaction upon seeing the replies.

  17. Check Your Personal Projects Status

    … during office hours. Find out how many pages you’ve written for that novel that you’ve been dreaming of. Watch the traffic statistics of your website scale the roof. Read through the comments left by visitors to your personal blog. You’ll appreciate that your work still leaves you time for your own stuff. Monday and work aren’t that bad after all.

  18. Schedule Lighter Work

    … for the day. Do more of the simple administrative stuff and leave the meetings or conference calls till the later part of the week.

  19. Arrange Activities for the Coming Weekend

    MSN or text message your friends for another round of partying. I’m sure they’ll gladly oblige!

  20. Treat Yourself To Your Favourite Foods

    … during lunchtime. Sooner or later, your mind will associate treats to Monday and make you looking forward to it every week!

  21. Promise Yourself You’ll Leave On The Dot

    If you’ve decided to work overtime on the first day of the week, it simply reaffirms the mind that Monday really sucks. You’ll feel worse on the next coming one.

  22. Imagine As If It’s Friday!

    Who says Monday has to be Monday? You set the rules and you play the game.


1 Response to “22 Ways to Kill the Monday Morning Blues”

  1. Friend at 12:36 am

    Awesome friend!


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