Good morning people! We know that Monday blues are hard to get rid of when you start the day (word has it that an average person would start to smile after 11 am!) So here are some tips of having a better Monday!
1. Snap Out of It. Literally.
“Put a rubber band on your wrist and pluck it when you feel yourself crashing.”
– Andrew Bryant, director and executive coach of Self Leadership International
2. Set a Monday goal
“Achieve it – the sense of fulfilment will get you through the day.”
– Melissa Norman, managing director of Kelly Services Singapore and Malaysia, a recruitment consultancy
3. Break up the work week
“Take leave on a Wednesday. The week will seem shorter and Mondays won’t feel as depressing.”
– Yang Kian Seck, founder and coach of Coaching Experience
4. Go with the flow
“Don’t panic over far-off deadlines. Solutions can pop up along the way.”
– Sara Varela, CEO and executive coach of No Limit Result, a coaching and training company
5. Give yourself a treat
“I think about how, on my way home from work, I’ll be able to grab a bottle of moscato to relax with in front of the TV.”
– Zen Law, 29, product marketing executive
6. Plan ahead to make Monday less of a drag
“Part of my job requires me to travel to Jurong Island to meet clients. It’s a long, one-and-a- half hour commute and I’m usually there for more than half a day – I try not to schedule these meetings on Mondays.”
– Afizah A Wahab, 28, project planner
7. Psych yourself up with upbeat music
“’Hello’, by French electronic music DJ Martin Solveig, is my Monday anthem – its groovy, cheery tempo gives me the energy to meet Mondays head-on.”
– Serene Ho, 28, account manager
8. Start your Monday with a good breakfast
“If it’s a Monday packed with deadlines, I’ll grab a good breakfast – anything with eggs – to start the day right.”
– Diana Othman, 31, corporate communications executive
9. Go for yoga
“I schedule a before-work yoga class on Monday mornings to help me focus my thoughts and calm my anxieties.”
– Lin Yanqin, 28, assistant editor
10. Dance it out in the morning
“I dance to Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ as I get dressed. It gears me up for the week ahead.”
– Gabrielle Lim, 27, retail merchandiser
This article was originally published in Simply Her Apr 2012.
As the saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. We hope you won’t turn into Jack at the end of the day!
Here’s another thing to be excited about the entire week. Markets is happening this Saturday! Get ready, save up as much as you can to shop on the 5th and we’ll see you there!