Does the start of your workweek trigger overwhelming feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress? Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning? Are you sluggish or tense?
As it turns out, the negative energy you have towards Mondays can have a negative impact on your performance and productivity—as well as the people around you. However you practicing certain habits can help avoid these negative energy.
Here are 7 ways to Deal With Negative Energy Towards Monday:
1. Identify the problem
The first thing to do is to ask yourself what’s wrong. If you have the Monday negative energy most weeks, then this is not something you should laugh off or just live with. It’s a significant sign that you are unhappy at work and you need to fix it or move on and find another job.
And if you only suffer the occasional bout of mild Monday negative energy, then you can do some things to successfully cheer yourself and others up on an otherwise dreary Monday.
2. Prepare for Monday on Friday.
Mondays can be extra stressful from work that has potentially piled up from the previous week and, for many, can be challenging to jump right back in.
To help combat that Monday morning anxiety, be sure to leave yourself as few dreadful tasks as possible on Friday afternoon, by taking care of the things you least want to handle at the end of one work week, you’re making the start of the next that much better.
3. Make a list of the things you’re excited about.
We often look at the week ahead of us and think of all the tough stuff we have to do and the difficult tasks ahead of us. Turn that around. Sunday evening, make a list of three things you look forward to at work that week.
This might put you in a more positive mood. If you can’t think of three things you look forward to, that might be an indication that you need to make some changes.
4. Unplug for the weekend.
If possible, try to avoid checking work e-mail or voicemail over the weekend, especially if you’re not going to respond until Monday anyway.
When you leave the office on Friday, leave your office problems there and focus on enjoying your time off. Sometimes going back to work on Monday feels especially frustrating because you let it creep into your off-time, and so it never even feels like you had a weekend at all.
5. Get enough sleep and wake up early
Go to bed a little early on Sunday night and be sure to get enough sleep so that you wake up feeling well-rested. If you’re only running on a couple of hours of sleep, it’s unlikely that you’re going to feel good about going anywhere when the alarm goes off Monday morning.
6. Dress for success.
Dress up, perk up and show up ready to be positive and help others be positive.Be the light and energy that makes others have a better day. Show and share your spirit, charisma and vibe and make yourself magnetic.
7. Be positive
Start the week out with an “attitude of gratitude. Take time to recognize and appreciate the things that you enjoy about work.
This starts before you even get to work. To pump yourself up on your way in to work, try listening to your favorite songs.
Culled from Forbes