Beating The Monday Blues


I recently read a great article on the Forbes website about beating the Monday blues.

International author and speaker on happiness at work, Alexander Kjerulf, states that the Monday blues are so prevalent that they have become a cultural phenomenon.  He said because of this it makes the blues easy to laugh off as “this is just the way things are.”

The blues can be much more than just a passing tiredness; they are often a serious warning sign that something is not right at work.  If you were happy you would be excited and energized on Mondays, not tired and depressed.

Rita Friedman, a Philadelphia-based career coach agrees. “if you love your job and are passionate about what you are doing, going in to work on Monday morning is another opportunity to do what you love.” “But if you are feeling under-appreciated or unsatisfied with your job, it can be especially difficult to start another seemingly endless workweek.”

The article lists 11 ways you can beat the Monday blues and each of them are great points to take into consideration whether you are suffering from the blues or just wanting to start your week off better.

Here are five of the points the article talks about.

1. Prepare for Monday on Friday.

2. Make a list of things that you are excited about to get you through your work week.

3. Get enough sleep not only on the weekend, but every night.

4. Dress for success, you always feel better when you look your best.

5. Make someone else happy (this is my favorite).

It is a great article, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Happy Monday to you all!

4 thoughts on “Beating The Monday Blues

  1. Thanks for the suggestions – for some reason many of us have a hard time getting cranked up again on Mondays. I often have very full work days on Sunday, because of the nature of my work. I’ve found it helpful to use Monday mornings for my quieter work and prep for the week.

  2. This just emphasizes to me how important it is to find one’s work meaningful and rewarding. The “do something to make another happy” is the best way to get out of “self”. (for me) A winning list of sound advice!

    Mayhap we have misspelled Tuesday all along–God knows I am spell-correcting that pesky word right now. Maybe it is: Toi-day…:)

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