How to fight Sunday depression and increase productivity on Mondays
Mondays can be difficult because you have changed your eating and sleeping habits. You may also experience an emotional shift. Weekends are filled with fun activities and enjoyment. Monday is a return to work, and we have to do things that we don’t feel like doing. This makes Mondays worse when we consider that 70% people dislike or are “completely disconnected” from their work.
According to a study, suicide rates and profits in the stock market are higher on Mondays. This is why Monday is the most unhappy day of the week.
This has a negative impact on creativity, motivation, productivity, and other aspects. There are many ways to improve happiness and productivity on Mondays. We will show you how.
Sara Sutton Fell is the CEO and founder at FlexJobs. She recommends creating a list of all your problems. It could be a coworker who is negative or a meeting with your boss on Monday morning. He says that you may not feel challenged, or it could be all of these. “Regardless of the situation, it’s important to identify what is bothering you so that you can take action in seeking solutions. You can use this information to empower yourself to make a change.
Mondays are a Monday we look forward to because, as the Bangles said, “It’s just another mad Monday.” What’s the point? You get up every morning and do a thousand things simultaneously. After getting dressed, you prepare lunch and arrive at work to find a lot of work.
Planning ahead is one of the best ways to avoid “manic Mondays”. Write down the top three priorities you want to pay attention on Monday. For the next week, set realistic goals. To get an idea of how your work week will look, set realistic goals.
Your calendar is important. Make sure you check it often to ensure that you are prepared. If you have a Wednesday team meeting, for example, ensure you send reminders and an agenda.
You can prepare for Monday on the weekend by setting aside an hour on Sunday. You can prepare your meals and gym clothes during this time and then review your schedule. A list of things you want to do every Monday could be created.
The weekend is a great time to do your shopping and plan your outfit for the week. These tasks are not necessary and will save you time. You will be able to make more decisions and have more energy to focus on your most important priorities.
It is possible to start Mondays on a positive note. This is one of the easiest ways to improve Mondays. Instead of picking up your phone right away, try mindfulness and taking a deep breath. You can replace negative thoughts with positive ones like what you are grateful and excited about. If you didn’t know gratitude can reduce stress and increase productivity.
Get your body moving with a healthy breakfast. You should listen to music that inspires you. Invite a stranger to join you for coffee, or compliment an employee. These are simple ways to lift your spirits and get started on the new week.
We need a daily routine to keep us on track. We would be wasting our time if we didn’t have a purpose for our day. Even though routines can vary, you should have a morning ritual that sets you up for success. When you are most productive, you should work on your most important tasks. Relax and enjoy your nights.
Try to keep your daily routine the same every day. It doesn’t mean you have to wake up exactly at the same time every day or work on Saturday and Sunday. You can make Monday mornings less stressful by following a schedule.
It is important to make your work week easier. You can use Mondays to organize your workspace and work on projects that are important to you. Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter) suggested that you create theme days for each day. Dorsey focuses his Mondays on the direction and management of the company.
Meetings should not be scheduled for Mondays as it is possible that not enough people will attend. Meetings on Monday don’t allow attendees to prepare well.
Instead, schedule your meetings for Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday afternoon.
Socializing is part of our DNA. Meeting up with colleagues is one of the best ways for Mondays to improve. Professor Alex Gardner, a clinical psychologist, says that work might be the best place to improve your Monday mood because we are basically cavemen in suits. We want to feel part of a tribe so we grab a cup of coffee and get to know each other before getting into work.
Gardner adds, “Having done tribal bonding we are set up for a productive week while people who don’t have that ability may have a harder time.” You also need to be careful with your time.
You can set aside certain times for socializing with colleagues during lunch breaks or between work. When it’s time for you to focus, remove all distractions. Turn off your mobile phone. Put on headphones or lock the office door.
We wait for weekends. This is often because we are expecting to do something. You don’t need to wait until the weekend to have fun.
You won’t be going out on Wednesday night until the wee hours of the morning. You could still arrange a lunch date with your friend or partner. You can even plan for a future event like booking concert tickets or a vacation. This will hopefully distract you from your Monday worries and allow you to focus on something more important.
Jessica Krampe writes, “Nothing will make Sunday go away if you don’t change your mind.” You must stop viewing Monday as a bad day and see it for what it is: an opportunity to make a positive start, an opening to a productive week.
Hello, my name’s Marvin Armstrong, maritime seaman and sailor by trade.
This blog, although it wasn't meant to be a blog, but rather the site about my maritime interest, has now expanded to be an expression of my own lifestyle itself where I cover my interests and discoveries.