How to Make Mondays Better
As a culture, we like to complain about Mondays. Possibly for good reason.
They’re the start of the work week, and they often feel busier than other days because tasks and emails can pile up over the weekend.
If you suffer from the Monday blues, you’re not alone. But rather than accept that Mondays suck, we thought we’d come up with a list of things you can do to make them better. In fact, our goal is to make Monday your favorite day of the week.
It’s a tall order but here goes:
We love to rationalize doing the things we want to do, especially when we know they’re not the best or healthier things we could do. So use Monday as a rationalization. Upgrade your Starbucks order to a Venti on Mondays, or add an extra shot of espresso. Make a tradition of shopping on your Monday lunch break and buying yourself something nice. Whatever it is, treat yourself to something a little extra on Mondays, and you’ll look forward to it all week.
Make Someone Else’s Monday Better
Bring in bagels on Monday mornings. Buy the person behind you their Starbucks order. Give someone who helped you last week an Amazon gift card. Whatever it is, you’ll find that doing something generous will pay you back in emotional levity. You’ll feel better all day, knowing you did something good for someone else.
Get The Right Tunes Going
Consider investing in noise-canceling headphones and find some musical inspiration. Your favorite music likely has a positive effect on your attitude regardless of the day of the week. If you need some suggestions for new playlists, check out our list of Spotify Playlists for Getting Work Done.
Grab Yourself A Brew
So this may not be an option for everyone at every job but for us, pouring a beer from the office keg around 4PM helps us power through the last part of the day. If your workplace doesn’t allow beer, well, we feel bad for you, son. We may have ninety-nine problems but a prohibition-era workplace ain’t one.
Consider Changing Jobs
The awful and obvious truth of the Monday blues is that they’re indicative of a larger problem at work. While not everyone who loves their job necessarily enjoys it more than the freedom of the weekend, they usually don’t dread the work week. If you find that Monday causes you actual distress, it’s probably time to make a change. BWBacon would love to help – check out the positions our clients are currently hiring for here.