03 April 2016

HR - Overcome the Monday Morning Blues

The Monday morning blues - everyone has felt them at some time in their lives, some experience them every week.

Have you ever wondered how to start the week without that drag in your step - that disappointment the weekend is over?

Your case of the Mondays can have a negative impact on your performance and productivity—as well as the people around you.

“We know from countless studies in psychology and neurology that your current emotional state has a huge effect on the quality of your work and when you’re feeling blue you are less productive, less motivated, more pessimistic, less creative, less engaged and learn more slowly–just to mention a few effects,” Alexander Kjerulf, an international author and speaker on happiness at work told Forbes Magazine.

Some tips to overcome the Mondays include:
  • Listen to music, sing when you’re getting ready or driving to work
  • Treat yourself
  • Spend time with your pet
  • Prepare for Monday on Friday
  • Make a list of the things you’re excited about
  • Get enough sleep and get up early
  • Dress for success because when you look good, you feel good
  • Make someone else happy
  • Be positive
  • Keep your Monday schedule light
  • Have a post-work plan - something fun to do.

Despite your best efforts, if you are still dreading Mondays, figure out why. It may be time for a different career or company.

For some of the most successful people, Monday is an opportunity to start fresh. A chance to set the tone for the week.

The folks at DollarsDirect collected the Monday morning habits of some of the most successful business people in the world and used the information to create the infographic below. Use their habits to create new ones of your own to increase your productivity and set the tone for a positive, successful week.

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