so you’ve got the monday morning blues….which becomes the monday afternoon blues and sure enough makes for an exhausted monday evening where you’re almost too tired to get home and crawl into bed….each week you think monday’s are going to get easier …Each week they don’t! Each week you hate monday mornings and each weekend you dread the onset of this awful day!
Let’s change that! Well you’re having a bad monday. You take it out on assistant. Now assistant has a bad monday. He takes it on peon. Peon takes it out on the next in his food chain and soon before you know it..everyone is snappy, everyone fed up and everyone exhausted!
What we do wrong I believe…is kind of the vacation syndrome. Like after a vacation you need another one just to get over how exhausted you are….on mondays we put all our plans for the week and try to accomplish them all in ONE day! it’s impossible. it’s ridiculous. and it most definitely will kill you! so let’s try a more structured approach to the week…on monday start your days a bit slower and more organised. figure out what you have to do and how you are going to achieve it. try and schedule weekly meetings on a tuesday where people can tell you what they can realistically achieve by the end of the week and not over-promise and under-deliver. start the week differently. do a coffee session. say hi to fellow workers without snapping at them…work your way in to the day…so mid way thru the day it already feels like a thursday-more relaxed, more focussed..less frantic.
by the end of the day start focussing on what the week’s goals look like for you and therefore on a tuesday morning you’d have thought them out…got rid of the weekend’s excesses, tackled the monday morning blues, worked thru it systematically and without any mania figured out how this week plays out for you!
i’m not saying do nothing on a monday. i’m saying use monday to put your week in order and make it more productive for you. planned & productive monday. planned & productive week!
don’t let monday crush you! CRUSH MONDAY INSTEAD!