Good Morning Monday – How To Do Away With The Blues

Written by Shraddha MehtaJun 17, 2014
Good Morning Monday – How to Do Away With The Blues
After enjoying a terrific weekend, dealing with a Monday morning is normally hard for most of us. The back-to-work mandate can be quite a task. But it doesn’t have to be. We present ways you can beat the Monday blues and start the week on a fun, positive note.
 

Rise up early

Stop getting distracted

We’ve noticed that when you start the day on a wrong note, things just have a way of escalating and getting worse. So getting up late can lead to you needing to skip breakfast, getting late to work and in this way, the snowball effect kicks in. But when you plan and organise your day well, ensuring you start it early, you’ll find the rest of the day goes smoothly too.

 

Tune in to your playlist

Stop getting distracted

A tune that can affect your mood, so start your day by listening to happy songs. These energise you and will also get you in the right frame of mind to start your day. From Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ to Rihanna’s ‘Don’t Stop the Music’, we personally rely on these songs to help start our day the right way.

 

Wear your best outfits

Stop getting distracted

Pick the merriest colour from your wardrobe. This will always make you feel happy as colour can affect our moods. Alternatively, jazz up your outfit with an interesting accessory. A beautiful brooch, a pretty necklace or a quirky ring – any of these can give your regular ensemble that pick-me-up it needs. And you’d be surprised to see the positive effect it has on how you feel.

 

A delicious meal

Stop getting distracted

Treat yourself to a delightful lunch, either or getting a special dhaba from home or meet up with a friend, or even order in from your favourite restaurant – do whatever makes you look forward to your lunch and get in some productive work done before that.

 

Positive avowals

Stop getting distracted

From ‘I am doing great today’ to ‘I will complete my work today’, positive statements will allow you to not get stressed and complete all tasks in the right frame of mind.

 

Remind yourself that it’s a beautiful day

Stop getting distracted

One should choose to stay happy, smile and laugh! Perk yourself up with jokes and fun memories. They don’t say that ‘laughter is the best medicine’ for nothing. The simple muscular exertions involved in laughing triggers an increase in endorphins, the brain chemicals known for their feel-good effect.

 

Pamper yourself

Stop getting distracted

Spoil yourself a bit on Monday by buying something new. It’s not necessary to buy something expensive. The point is to just make yourself feel extra special that day.

 

Complete as much work as you can on Friday

Stop getting distracted

If you love to party as much as we do, then use our tip – finish as much work as you can on Friday, which allows you to really let your hair down on the weekend and come back on Monday without dreading a huge pile of work that has your name written all over it. This will definitely go a long way in ensuring that you have a relatively relaxed Monday.

 

Stop getting distracted

Stop getting distracted

Remind yourself that it faster you get work done, the faster you are free to do your own thing. Quit procrastinating and just start working instead! Don’t get distracted by social networking sites. Limit yourself to 10 minutes of checking your facebook page and the start focusing on attending lectures or finishing your pending work!

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