It’s Monday – and I can bet that almost all of you are struggling with a serious case of the Mondays. You’re sitting there with coffee in hand, reading over your daily blog rolls and are already thinking of ways to procrastinate doing your work. It’s hard getting back into the swing of things after having an awesome weekend, and it’s even worse when “the swing of things” entails an excel spreadsheet of work to do – boring!
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I used to really struggle with the Monday blues, until one day I decided that I needed to begin to look at my start of the week a bit brighter, a bit more positive, and with a bit more enthusiasm. The thing is, Mondays are inevitable. They are always going to be here and dreading them will just bring you down. I didn’t get skip work and run off on a wild adventure or find a new job, I just added a few things to my daily life to make them a bit more fun. If you’re sick of the Monday blues then click through and read more on how to Make Mondays Suck Less!
One thing I always hate about going to the office is the boring stationary. Canary yellow post-its, canary yellow notepads, and generic blue pens just don’t get me excited to work. Rather than “make do” with boring stationary, invest in your own. Shop the sales at chapters, invest in an adorable agenda, and scour Etsy for your perfect pen.
I’m not afraid to say – I love me days. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I am a total introvert and my alone time is the time that I really cherish. Many Mondays I schedule in as “me time” so I can sit down and blog, watch movies the fiancé would hate, do a face mask – and a hair mask at once (scary looking!), and refresh my manicure. Having these moments to myself allows me to look at my week ahead from a more refreshed and prepared perspective.
Sometimes Mondays just call for something decadent. I’m not saying to completely throw in the towel on your healthy diet, but occasionally treat yourself to something yummy. I recently skipped my usual coffee at home and went to Starbucks for a PSL and it was exactly what I needed to get me in a brighter mood.
A long time ago, Mondays used to be my “girls night in” – and I loved them! As much of an introvert as I am, I also really do love my friendships and sometimes seeing them is exactly what my Monday needs. My girls nights in used to entail wine and Sex and the City, but you can always trade that in for tea and your favourite show. A few excellent shows to watch if you haven’t already are: Narcos, Dexter, & Making a Murderer.
It sounds silly, but I promise you – every so often having something new to wear to work can really help inspire you to look at Monday in a new light. Rather than it just being plain old Monday, instead it turns into an opportunity to style that new skirt you just snagged.
Nothing will make your work life & your Mondays more fun than having a friend at the office. Feeling isolated for hours can leave you feeling a bit… lonely. So, invest a bit of time getting to know your co-workers, have lunch together and build up your friendships.