Judging by my facebook status updates, many people suffer from a bad case of the Mondays. Stop whining and get off the Monday schneid — here’s how…
According to Forbes magazine, here are some ways to pump life into your Monday:
#1.) Dress Up. You probably can’t do anything about what you’ve got on TODAY. But wearing your best outfit makes you more confident. And just looking like you’re ready for work tends to make you FEEL more ready for work.
#2.) Do Something Nice for Someone. Or do something nice for the whole office, like bringing donuts to work. Research has shown that one of the best ways to improve your mood is to make someone ELSE happy.
#3.) Prepare for Monday on Friday. If there’s something at work that you dread doing on Mondays, get a head start on Friday if you can.
That way you’ll lighten your workload. And you’ll be able to relax all weekend, because you’ll know you have an easier Monday than usual ahead of you.
#4.) Make a List of Things You’re Excited for This Week. It doesn’t even have to be work-related. Just write down three things you’re looking forward to . . . like your favorite TV show, or having drinks with friends.
#5.) Unplug Over The Weekend. Don’t keep checking your smart phone to check your e-mail or voice mails do deal with work problems you can’t address until Monday anyway. Unless it’s an emergency, let it go.
That way, you’ll remind yourself of some GOOD stuff that’s coming up, and you won’t just concentrate on how awful Mondays are.
In fact, some people suggest ALWAYS making plans for Monday night. Because then you’ll start thinking of Mondays as a “special” day, not just the beginning of the workweek.