Friday, February 7, 2014

Beat the Monday Blues

Most people live for their weekends. They love the freedom to choose what they are going to do. However, that freedom costs money and most people have to crawl out of bed on Monday morning and head to work. You can take a few simple steps to kick-start the week and beat those Monday morning blues.

Do you ever get that sinking feeling on a Monday morning when the weekend feels a million miles away? Do you ever start the week feeling that your motivation levels are running on empty? If this sounds like you, here are five ways to help boost your motivation and start the working week with a more positive, driven outlook.

Plan The Weekend
The first thing is to plan the weekend well, ensuring that you have all the hectic activities in the initial weekend phase. This would help one to plan the Sunday well too.

Sunday The Relaxation Day
Sunday should be the relaxation day, keep this day only for yourself. Pamper yourself, leave time for hobbies and family and most important sleep well, so that you are fresh as a peach on Monday.

Plan A Fun Activity On Monday
Monday is dreaded by almost everyone, who wants to leave the comforts of home and head for work, college or anywhere else. To beat this one should plan one fun activity on Monday, like a coffee evening with friends every Monday or if you can take time out for a quick lunch, then you can plan a Monday lunch with your best buddies. It will make you look forward this day even after the weekend is gone.

Dress Your Best
Plan to dress up your best, for extra confidence on Monday. Keep your best and most favorite attire for this day and you won't regret it. So make Monday your favorite dress day, it will do wonders for your confidence and will kick those blues away.

Read Up
It pays to prepare well, not only does it make you feel good personally, it also leads you to your goal. One should take up some time in the weekend to prepare for their work or classes by going through the important concepts studied in the past week and the important ones to be studied in the coming week. This is a must, to have a good Monday, because not only you would be rejuvenated and relaxed by the weekend, but also prepared for the coming week.

So, let's face it, it's not that difficult to turn the blue Monday into the super Monday.

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