How to combat the Monday blues for a better life

Your mindset is everything

Written by Georgia Chappell

April 30, 2021

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We are all familiar with the feelings of dread as the weekend tails off and you’re left with a crazy feeling of the ‘Monday blues‘ – The sensation that you have to start a whole new work week.

Sometimes, having a really good weekend can make this transition into an unpleasant, busy Monday even worse. So, if you find yourself feeling tense, overwhelmed, and sluggish on Sunday night/ Monday morning, these strategies we live by will help you stay ahead of your feelings. We can beat the Monday Blues together.

What is the Monday blues?

The Monday blues is a low-spirited, sad, annoyed mood students and employees feel about the start of a new work week. It can be an extremely difficult and mundane feeling to shake off. This ultimately kills the joy they feel about the weekend.

The Monday blues strategies you need

keep up with your self care routine

Self-care is way more than a skincare routine and a hot bubble bath. Taking time to pamper yourself can massively boost your self-esteem and reset your mind for the next week. If you wanna beat the Monday blues, this is the way to do it.

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actually disconnect at the weekend

Mute your WhatsApp group chats, lock your phone away and take some time out just for you. Grab your favorite binge-worthy book and make yourself your go to drink. Separate yourself from life and read away. We are all dying to escape reality for a while, and this is the best way to do it.

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sleep cycles are important

Make sure you keep a regular sleep cycle every single night – no exceptions. It’s proven that too much or too little sleep can massively affect your mood. So keeping a regular cycle you can rely on will affect your mood for the good.

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do not over do it on monday

It’s easy to try and get ahead on Monday – but here lies the problem. Monday should be the best day of the week, simply because you have the rest of the week to get your tasks done. So no need to overdo it, make a simple list of tasks and stick to it to feel some positivity rather than dreading the day.

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always have something nice planned

Make sure you always have an exciting event in your calendar each week for something to look forward to. We’re not saying vacations and expensive dinners. It can be something as simple as having a movie night with snacks or heading to the beach with a picnic. These simple adventures will add meaning to your week and give you a reason to push on.

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question your sadness

If you have implemented the above and the sadness still hits, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate life. Are you in the right career field? Is this what you want to pursue forever? It’s okay to take a step back and question if you are doing the right thing. It’s never too late to switch things up and try something new.

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f the monday blues

Its important to realise how much your mind can control your life. Your mindset affects how you see your life, so its extremely important to be as positive as possible. Implement these steps into your life and see where they take you. The Monday blues doesn’t have to last, you have the opportunity to change how you see things.

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