Having trouble returning to work due to the Monday Blahs?
Feel like you never really left work? Enjoy your job, but hate getting out of bed on Monday morning? You may be struggling with the Monday blahs.
At the extreme, the Monday Blahs may contains elements of depression, tiredness, hopelessness, and a sense that our job is unpleasant and unavoidable.
However, for many of us, the feelings of lethargy, sluggishness, and lack of passion that we may be feeling on Monday morning may not necessarily be a reflection of our like or dislike for our job. Our Monday morning struggles may be due to difficulty dealing with the transition from one dimension of our life to another. A lack of balance, fun, and fulfillment can leave you feeling dreary when your alarm goes off at the start of a new week.
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Dealing With the Monday Blahs:
- Leave work at work whenever you can
- Plan your Monday tasks on Friday so that you can combat that swamped feeling.
- Plan something enjoyable for Monday.
- Re-organize yourself the night before you return to work
- Set leisure goals for the weekend. Organize your weekend activities in order to get your chores done in a lesser amount of time. This allows you to plan for ‘fun’
- Eat, sleep and exercise to build up your energy stores for the upcoming week
- Smile – it is contagious
Your Monday morning struggle may be due to dealing with the transition from one dimension of your life to another. Click to tweet
Examine The Reason For Your Monday Blahs:
By finding ways to take care of ourselves and balance our time away from work, we can turn the Monday blahs into feelings of being refreshed and energized.
One final note, if the Monday Blahs are related to negative feelings about your work or your colleagues, it is important to address these situations and find productive ways to solve them. It is important to clarify what is bothering you, so that you can be active in finding solutions.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!