Do you find yourself always getting the Sunday night blues? If you’re like many busy professionals, you probably enjoy your weekend, but feel overwhelmed when Monday morning hits. Surprisingly, making some simple lifestyle changes can allow you to change your mindset so you don’t dread the start of every workweek.
Check out these tips which can help to alleviate the Sunday night blues and kicks your Monday into high gear:
Get organized on Sunday night.
Believe it or not, using Sunday night to prepare for the week ahead will allow you to relax and feel more confident when Monday morning rolls around. Activities like meal prepping your lunches, creating your to-do list and getting your outfits ready will help you get organized for the week and reduce your stress levels. Furthermore, you’ll feel more in control of both your time and schedule as your work week gets underway.
Plan something fun on a Monday.
Who says you can only make fun plans on the weekends? Planning something fun for a Monday, such as lunch with a co-worker or a massage after work, can give you something to look forward to at the beginning of the week. Many professionals find that incorporating self-care in their Monday routines, like an evening yoga class or therapy session, helps them decompress from the demands of the workday. Consider ways in which you can improve your physical and mental health, and incorporate this into your Monday routine.
It’s easy to overlook how much your outlook can impact the trajectory of your week. Developing a sense of gratitude for what you have in your life can completely change your perspective on the workweek. For example, on Sunday evenings reflect on three things you’re grateful to have in your life. While you may not look forward to going to work every Monday, being grateful for having a job that supports you and your family may give you the mental boost you need to get motivated.
Mondays don’t have to be a downer, as long as you’re willing to make some adjustments to your routine and way of thinking. By putting the tips above into action, you’ll improve every aspect of your life!