5 ways to beat the Monday morning blues
April 04, 2022, 12:08 p.m.
3 minute read
The weekend is over and the Monday morning blues are already draining us emotionally.
Who even likes Mondays, right? The feeling of getting back into the work week after an exciting and fun weekend triggers feelings of sadness, fatigue, anxiety and stress.
However, we’re here to help you beat your Monday blues and welcome the brand new week with excitement.
Read on to find out more!
Treat weekdays and weekends the same
The fundamental problem with Mondays is that we view weekdays as work and not leisure.
But this is not true !
Even on weekdays, you can meet up with your friends or go out to eat. Basically, stop treating weekends and weekdays as different.
Likewise, don’t feel pressured to do “weekend things” on the weekends.
Sleep or read a book to recharge your batteries.
Maintain a regular sleep schedule
It’s important to use your weekends wisely to beat the Monday morning blues with grace.
Instead of waking up late in the afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays, try to maintain the same sleep schedule as your workdays to help you adjust to the week ahead.
According to research, maintaining a regular sleep schedule will help you feel energized and start the week rested.
Know your goal and plan ahead on Sunday night
When Monday’s lethargy and stress prevent you from going to work, stop and think about the purpose of your work.
Whether it’s because of your passion or your salary, think about the factors that explain why you need this job.
Then, squeeze some positivity out of your goal and get ready for the day in advance – choose your best outfit and pack your favorite lunch.
Sleep early on Sunday and wake up early on Monday
If you’re planning on going out for a drink with your friends on a Sunday night, consider the Monday blues and the seriousness of a hangover.
So avoid drinking and try to go to bed early to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep.
Good sleep helps you wake up easily the next day and you won’t feel tired.
Do things that generate positivity
Try to start your day with happy and positive vibes.
The best way to do this is to dress in an outfit that gives you confidence.
Music can boost your energy level and improve your mood instantly.
Listen to factual music while getting ready, having breakfast or commuting to work to exercise your brain and energize you.