Getting Rid of the Monday Morning Slump
Updated: Apr 11
We've all been there. Reaching for the snooze button early Monday morning, dreading the day that is about to come. Monday's have become a symbol of "doing it all over again," and are portrayed by the media and the workforce as being the worst day of the week. However, there are a few things you can do to nip this slump before it makes you look down upon the upcoming week.
Make your Monday schedule pleasant
If you are able to, schedule projects and meetings that you would be excited to tackle on Monday mornings. This way, there isn't something sitting there waiting for you in the office that you want to avoid all day. Furthermore, scheduling tasks and projects that have an end result or a box to check off will make you more motivated to plow through them.
Don't hit the snooze button
I know this one is hard to hear, but research shows that pressing snooze is a way of telling your body it doesn't need to wake up. In return, your body moves slower and more sluggishly. Worst case scenario, you could snooze later than you intended, putting you in a frenzy to get ready and ultimately, running late.
Create a post-work plan
Even if it's simply taking your dog to the dog park, or having a glass of wine with your spouse, planning something fun for you to do after work can motivate you to get through that hard Monday.
Having a post-work plan gives you something to look forward to and pushes you to get through your to-do list so you can sit back and relax.
Next time you find yourself having trouble getting out of bed on Monday morning, try a couple of these tips and see if you have any success. Maybe calling Bare Bones to chat marketing could help too!