There’s a song that says, ”Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend.” In most cases, that’s the truth. You work hard during the week, so that you can play even harder over the weekend. Being able to free your mind from the stressors of work is ultimately why everyone looks forward to the weekend.
When 5 p.m. hits on a Friday evening, there’s no telling what the weekend will bring. You may be one who enjoys getting out on the party scene, and will dance the night away. The next person might be a little more tame, and utilize their weekends to relax and catch up on their favorite shows. Both scenarios make for a good time on a Friday and Saturday night.
Sunday is when reality sets in. You may wake up early and go to church or cook a nice meal, but there is still a cloud hanging over your head. It’s called the “Monday Blues.” The Monday Blues can cause you to not even enjoy your Sunday, and Sunday is still part of the weekend!
No matter how much you love your job, everyone gets a case of the Monday Blues. You can overcome these blues by taking some simple measures. Here are some tips to follow that can get your work day off to a successful and productive start.
Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Rest
Getting enough rest is crucial to having a productive work day, and it starts with you. This particular tip starts the night before a work day. If you know you have the “Monday Blues,” then you’ll want to apply this tip Sunday night.
Not getting enough rest can lead to grumpiness and a bad attitude. You don’t want to be known as the coworker that no one can speak to before a certain time. It’s not good for you or the morale of the workplace.
- One way to ensure yourself a good night’s rest is to go to bed at a decent hour. When you were a child your parents gave you a specific bedtime. Why not use that same tactic in your adult life? It doesn’t make you look childish, it actually shows that you are a responsible adult that not only cares about their physical and mental health, but also that you care about your relationship with your coworkers. As you know, nobody likes to work with a grouch.
- Option number two for a restful night of sleep would be to treat your body and your mind to soft and cozy bedding. After a long day at the office you want to come home to a bed that will give you the look and feel of luxury, and also allow your mind and body to escape to another level of comfort.
Unplug From the Online World
In this day and age, everyone is connected. When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Almost everyone wakes up and checks their phone. Checking your phone can mean anything from checking notifications on your social media to responding to emails.
If you want to improve your mental fortitude, try waking up one morning and not touching your phone. You will quickly see how much time your phone takes away from your morning. In the amount of time it takes to check emails, text messages, and missed phone calls, you could have brushed your teeth, washed your face, and combed your hair.
The fact that you can accomplish those three tasks during the time that you would normally be on your phone is already a productivity win. It will put you ahead of schedule and reduce the stress of rushing. Taking that mental break away from your phone also allows you to have the same level of productivity in the workplace too. You can start it at home and carry it with you to work.
Fuel Your Body
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it really is. Don’t sell yourself short by skimping on breakfast. It is ultimately the gas that fuels your body for the day. You hear people say all the time that they skip breakfast because they don’t have time for it. Well, if you know and believe that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, then you will adjust your morning routine to be sure that you can fit that meal in. Maybe waking up a little bit earlier than usual is what you need to be able to fit in breakfast.
The important part is making sure you eat. Having a well-balanced breakfast in the morning is a huge part in having a productive work day. The goal of a productive work day is to be happy, not