Tired of dreading Monday? We hear you. Stop singing the Monday Blues and instead embrace the week’s fresh start with our simple steps for making the most of your Monday.
Aim for Progress, Not Perfection: Begin each week by adopting a very simple formula: aim for progress, not perfection. Don’t look at the entire scope of work for the week and think, “ugh, I’m overwhelmed.” Look at what you need to do that day, or even that morning, and go task by task. Once you set the wheels in motion, momentum will carry you through the rest.
Self-Awareness Scheduling: Gretchen Rubin, the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project, explores different ways of using scheduling tricks to combat the Monday Blahs in 5 Tips for Improving Monday Mornings. Rubin suggests that if hectic Monday mornings always create stress, try to opt for a Monday morning zone free of email, phone calls and meetings. Or schedule enticing Monday lunch dates or evening plans to make the day more appealing. Manage your schedule to make the most of your Monday.
Monday, Monday, So Good to Me: Make Monday a designated day for enjoyable activities. We like the feel good advice from web site Growing Happiness. In 20 Ways to Beat the Monday Blahs tips for combating the Monday Blues include scheduling calls with friends, treating yourself to a small gift (new pen, cool magnet, etc.) and making Monday, not Sunday, your day for a delicious breakfast treat such as pancakes.
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