Beat those Monday Morning Blues

monday-morning-bluesRaj Ravi
Monday Morning Blues, that nagging feeling of depression, loss and unhappiness that sets in as early

as Sunday evening contemplating the week ahead is described as a result of being unhappy with

work. If you are unhappy with the work that you do and know that it is impossible to avoid work is

when Monday Morning Blues hit you. Well, it may not be so dangerous at all times. However, the

more depressed you feel, the more persistent is this common yet at times, a serious state of mind.

While in worst cases, it can affect the work during the day; in others it can be termed as just this

starting trouble; a kind of inertia that is sorted once you reach office and begin to work.

Let’s see the various ways to beat the blues

To begin with, plan you Monday during the week ahead. Unlike the usual habit of postponing a few

important tasks, it’s always advised to finish those unpleasant or difficult tasks on Friday by

afternoon, so that Mondays don’t look so threatening after all.

Plan something interesting to do on a Monday…a team lunch or an ice cream break with your

favourite colleague, so that you begin looking forward to the day rather than shying away from it.

Be well prepared to start you week on Monday. Plan your clothes, pack your bag, fill petrol in your

car – by doing all this you not only are more relaxed on Monday in the morning, but are also

prepping yourself for the work Monday.

Try to hit the sack early on Sundays. Unless unavoidable, it is advised to call it a day soon and not

indulge in late night parties on Sundays. The sooner you sleep, the more refreshed you feel on a

Sunday morning.

Being physically fit plays a large role in beginning your days well. A fit mind and body are usually

ready to take up any challenge, and Monday Morning Blues is the least of the challenges.

Above all, persisting resistance to work that refuses to go away and carries forward to Tuesday,

Wednesday, Thursday…is bad news. Re-evaluate your work profile, understand the problem, take a

lot of advice from friends you trust, evaluate the pros and cons, and bring in a change for better.

Medaram Jathara

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