Beating the Monday Blues

Beating the Monday Blues

There’s always a happy lighter than air feeling on a Friday. The work week is over and you’re heading in to two days off. Saturday and Sunday are always glorious until around 6 o’clock Sunday night. Then…the blues start to kick in. I like to call this nagging, melancholy, sad feeling the Monday Blues. 

Here are 5 little things I try to do to help cope with the blues:

  • Prep for the week ahead. I’ve talked about this a few times so if you’d like more information on what I do to prep my meals and fitness for the week, check out my post hereWeekend PrepBeing ready for the week ahead helps me to feel ready to tackle the week.

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  • Plan something fun for Sunday. This doesn’t have to be anything big…maybe make some popcorn and watch a movie you’ve been wanting to see or go out to dinner with friends. Sometimes keeping busy distracts me from being sad about tomorrow.

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  • Have something to look forward to. This can be something big like an upcoming vacation or something small like making a date night after work on Monday. Right now I’m looking forward to my upcoming vacation and have a little countdown going!

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  • Count your blessings. When I feel like I’m dreading the next day I try to rethink my mindset. I think about all of the things I can do and accomplish because I have a job. I always have enough to eat, I can pay my bills, and I can do fun things every once in a while. Most importantly…I have my family. 🙂

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  • Bring a bit of home to work. If you’re like me and are a total homebody…going to work can be quite tough. Bring a picture of your spouse or significant other and put it on your desk. Have a tea that you love to drink to relax at home? Bring some to work and sip it at your desk. 

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How do you cope with the Monday Blues?

Tell me in the Comments below!

 

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6 thoughts on “Beating the Monday Blues

  1. Great post! I hate the Monday Blues. I definitely feel better about them when my weekends are a combination of relaxation and productivity. I love going into the week with laundry done, grocery shopping done, food prepping done, and some house cleaning done. That always makes me feel better about starting a new week.

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