How To Make Mondays Less Hard
Various studies have documented the Monday Blues, which essentially is an imposition on the working person, a loss of freedom coupled with the arrival of work-related stress. Mondays are psychologically hard because we dread to ‘fall in line’ even if we don’t want to.
The fact that the weekend was great doesn’t help as it usually makes Mondays even more dreadful, something we may just have to accept.
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People’s moods are commonly at their lowest on Mondays. The main reason is that we cram as much as possible into a weekend.
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Monday follows after two days of freedom and enjoyment. Even busy weekends have plenty of moments to relax.
People find it psychologically challenging to switch back into obligations and routines that they have little say over. It may feel like a loss of independence and control.
Disliking your job or finding it very stressful can cause you to dread Mondays.
Even if you enjoy your job, additional stressors can make it more challenging, such as employment insecurity or feeling misaligned in your purpose at work. Once you accept that every job will have its struggles, you can move with the stress, not against it.
Sundays are a great day to get your errands out of the way, like grocery shopping. Also, take time for cooking meals, cleaning rooms, or dropping things off at different shops. You most likely don't have the time and energy to do these activities after work.
But don’t spend all of Sunday on these tasks. Even though they’re important, you still need some time to decompress.
Make sure you also do something you enjoy, like brunch with friends or spending time with your family.
This gives you something to look forward to during the week and it also helps you to disconnect.
Google searches for 'Diet', 'Gym' 'Quit smoking' and other common goals spike on a Monday.
On Monday we are slightly more self-aware and can envision the bigger picture of our ongoing lives.
The first of the month, or the year, and the first day of the week make us stop and think whether we are headed the right way in our lives.
It draws a line in our ongoing life, marking an opportunity for us to improve how we are at home and work.