Having a case of the Monday is the worst. Sometimes its as if you go to bed friday and suddenly it’s Sunday night. But getting back to the Monday grind doesn’t have to be as unpleasant as you think.
Here are 5 ways to make getting back to work on Monday a lot smoother:
Prep for Mondays On Fridays
Mondays are always the most hectic day at work. One of the easiest ways to fix that is to get ahead of it on Friday. Knocking out some things that you know will irk you on Monday (pretty much everything) will make the start to your week a lot less stressful.
Get Away From Work Over The Weekend
We know, its hard. With your work email being just a tap away it can be hard to disconnect, but your peace of mind with thank you for it. If you find it impossible to not see whats going on in terms of work for the whole weekend, try to leave it alone for just one day. That 24 hours of escaping will give you a chance to clear your mind, and have a fresh set of eyes for whatever project you’ve been working on.
Make Friends At Work
Yes, it is possible. Find some people in a different department with similar interests. Those meetings where the entire company is required to go to? Sit next to someone you don’t know. That way if you’re a sports fan or have a favorite show in common you can always walk over to their desk and talk about the latest game. And probably how your team isn’t doing as well as you thought.
Go To Bed Early On Sunday
All that fun you had over the weekend will catch up to you if you don’t get enough sleep sunday night. Instead of trying to cram in another episode of one of your favorite shows. Go. To. Bed. Just an extra 30 min of sleep on sunday nights will have you feeling more refreshed when you walk into the office Monday morning.
Make Mondays Enjoyable
Treat yo self. If Monday’s your least favorite day, just make it enjoyable. Make it the day you go all out for lunch, or listen to some of your favorite CDs at your desk or on your commute to work.