Your weekend was a blast! However, like how all good things come to an end, it’s back to work on a Monday morning. You suddenly feel sluggish as the Monday Blues start creeping in. No doubt, it’s hard to get back to work, and seeing the pile of undone work sitting at the side of your table is starting to make you reconsider your job. Going back to work on a Monday can be made better with these few tips!
1. Prepare for Monday on Friday
Mondays can be extra stressful from work that has potentially piled up from the previous week. Therefore, to help combat that Monday morning anxiety, be sure to leave yourself as few dreadful tasks as possible on Friday afternoon. You may want to take care of the things you least want to handle on Fridays. This way, you’re making the start of the next that much better.
2. Get enough sleep and wake up early
Go to bed a little early on Sunday night and be sure to get enough sleep so that you wake up feeling well-rested. If you’re only running on a couple of hours of sleep, it’s unlikely that you’re going to feel good about going anywhere when the alarm goes off Monday morning. You may also want to wake up 15 to 30 minutes earlier on Monday mornings as it can actually make going back to the office easier. Though it sounds like an oxymoron.
3. Dress for success
Dress up, perk up and show up ready to be positive and help others be positive. Use Monday as the day to wear your favorite new outfit. This can help build your confidence around the office and might get you a few compliments from co-workers. When you look good, you feel good. Feeling good about yourself is half of the battle on Monday mornings.
4. Keep your Monday schedule light
When you’re planning meetings ahead, try to schedule them for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This will help you to come into Monday with more ease from the weekend. Instead of tackling the biggest and most complicated tasks early on Monday, take some time for easier, more routine stuff. This might get you up and running and give you the energy for the hairier tasks.
5. Plan for team building activities on Mondays
Your day shouldn’t just be about trudging through Monday to get it over with, but about looking forward to something. Treat everyone to team building activities on Monday to lift the mood and make work exciting! Team building activities like Laser Tag, Archery Tag and Bubble Soccer not only gives you and your colleagues a good workout but also have time for bonding.
Contact us today to organize your next team building activity and kick that nasty Monday Blues away for everyone!