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Hate monday? Here are ways to start crushing It!

Hate monday? Here are ways to start crushing It!

Yup, it’s that time of the week again… another Monday, time to drag yourself out of bed.  Not a great feeling, right?  But have you ever asked yourself why it’s such a struggle?  Why do we hate Mondays and live for weekends?

There are several reasons:  you don’t like your job; don’t really like the people you’re with; or simply can’t find a sense of fulfillment in what you do. One of the biggest reasons is the juxtaposed life we have on the weekend vs. the week.  It is too big a contrast.  Think about it.  When you’re not at work, you pretty much do whatever you love.  Whether that is hanging out friends, or spending time with your family, etc.  But then we’re thrown back into the week, and suddenly we have to try and adjust to all the hard work we really don’t want to do.  How can you fix this?

  • Remain productive on weekends!

To combat the drastic contrast between a world of pleasure and uncomfortable work, try to remain productive on weekends.  Devote your time to reading books, working out on a Saturday and Sunday morning, or perhaps do a short weekend trip to somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit.  Scientists refer to this as “conscious learning;”  you are consciously seeking out personal growth in everything you do.  It means doing things intentionally, not by accident.Ask yourself, “What can I learn from this experience?”  Use your weekends and free time to develop yourself into a better version of yourself.  You will find yourself being more positive and energized when going back to work on a Monday.

  •  Develop empowering habits

From the start of 2018, I developed the habit of getting up at 6.00 AM to read a book or workout.  At first, I wasn’t sure whether I’d get up early on weekends as well, but I decided I would.  The result? I don’t feel like it’s Monday when getting up!  There is no difference to me between a Monday or a Saturday morning.  All mornings are equally productive, equally empowering and equally fulfilling!

  • Don’t be a night owl

Recent psychological research from the University of California has found that a lack of sleep is correlated with a greater risk of developing diseases like Alzheimer’s or cancer.  It is also correlated with a reduced psychological well-being.  How does that relate to Mondays?  When getting a sufficient amount of sleep, you will feel much more refreshed and ready to kickstart your day.  A major reason of why Monday’s suck is because you feel absolutely knackered because your sleep habits aren’t right!

  • Prepare

Some people get feelings of anxiety and depression when getting to bed on Sundays.  A great method I apply to my life to combat this is: preparation.  Start to prepare your next week before you even get to the weekend.  Start thinking about the things you may need to do for the following week and prepare for them in advance.  Knowing what to expect and how you will tackle it will give a you greater feeling of certainty and confidence.

  • Find your life’s purpose

Yup, this is the hardest one out of all the advice I’m giving you!  As uncomfortable as it is to hear, the bottom-line of why you hate coming into work on a Monday may be because you’re not doing what you love.  It may not be easy, but start committing yourself to finding what you love doing and what you truly believe in.Try to find a company that does exactly what you love or that shares the same mission and purpose as you do in life.  Doing this will make your Monday’s just as exciting as your Friday’s!

 

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