How I deal with Monday blues!


When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day.

-Ella Woodward

Okay, I’m still not over Monday morning blues. But the good thing is that they aren’t as frustrating as before. Also I realized that I can make my Mondays better with few tricks to keep my mind busy.

As per my mind, my day is fruitful only when it’s productive. I don’t know if that’s the normal human tendency or if it’s just me, but our society as a whole truly appreciates productivity. I have a version of me in my mind that I truly want to achieve. If I have to do that, I need to cut out the usual negatives (laziness, procrastination, taking time for granted) out of my life. Rest is absolutely necessary. But when rest period becomes too comfortable to let go, that’s a warning sign.

The tricks I use to make everyday fruitful (especially Mondays) :-

Try to wake up early : I’ve specifically mentioned “try” here as it’s still a W.I.P. I have to put extra efforts going ahead to achieve this goal. An early start to the day gives me extra time to complete my ideal morning ritual that gives a good boost to my day. I’m failing miserably at this at the moment. But I do hope to consistently push myself everyday till it becomes a habit. Till then, I’ll keep trying.

Meditate for 20 mins right after waking up : This is the best part of my day at the moment. I absolutely love it. My concentration is very weak at the moment but I push myself everyday to do it nevertheless. Meditation is like a deep rest to our constantly chatty mind. Doing it consistently improves our focus, makes us calm, makes us aware of our thoughts and helps us deal with anxiety better. I’m on a 4 day streak currently and wish to make this a habit too.

Workout for 30 mins : This is the most difficult part of my day. I fight thoughts of skipping my workouts everyday. But once I’m through with it, I feel absolutely charged (close to invincible) to tackle the rest of the day. I’ll try to schedule a hard workout on every Monday. Mondays won’t seem as bad once I’m done with the hardest part of my day.

This is what I do currently to ward off Monday morning blues. I intend to add the below activities to make my Mondays a happy one too.

  • Plan ahead. I will note down my Monday schedule beforehand on a Sunday to be mentally prepared for the start of a new work week
  • Visualize/Gratitude practice : I’ve done gratitude journaling before without being consistent about it. I truly plan to incorporate it in my daily schedule. These are powerful activities that bring a positive change in our subconscious mind. The benefits of these activities might take long to show but they are highly effective in the long run.
  • Sleep early the day before : I don’t know about others but less sleep makes me drowsy and irritable. A proper sleep timing and schedule helps calm my mind.

I’ll try to put everything in practice to the best of my ability. Till then, wish you an amazing new week ahead!!

The Monday syndrome

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Ah, my hate for Mondays knows no limits. Ever since I’ve started working in an office, there hasn’t been a single Monday I’ve been elated about. Sunday evenings always brings a sense of gloom in me. I go through an existential crisis every week in anticipation of each Monday. I wasn’t like this during my school days. I don’t remember being sad with the thought of going to school ever. Yes, end of summer vacations did make upset about losing all the free time to do absolutely nothing. But the disappointment in me before the start of each work week is beyond measure.

In my first ever interview for a job, I was asked “Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?”. I might have answered in the most dumb manner possible as I was clueless at that point but I did mention that I want to be passionate about the work I do, whatever it is. I never had any long term work related goals back then, I don’t have them now. Getting a job and earning money were one of those things that I had to do owing to the financial condition of my family. I wonder how I would have turned out had there been no financial constraints or responsibility on me to earn for the family.

Well, coming back to Mondays, I’m trying to deal with it better. I try to find happiness in small stuff throughout the week than wait for the weekend to make me happy. Yet, it gets to me sometimes. My work isn’t fulfilling, it defies my personality. Maybe because I have this inherent feeling that all the work that I put in is gone into fulfilling someone else’s dreams. I feel limited in my thoughts and ideas. I have to behave in a certain manner, talk in a certain way, work in a fixed patter, there’s no individuality in the work that I do and that just irks me.

I’m trying hard to derive happiness and fulfillment from it. I’m trying hard to be my best, do my best in every situation that I come across. In return, can I dream of experiencing zero Monday morning blues ever?. I wish to have Sunday evenings where I look forward to the week ahead, plan for the stuff to be accomplished during the week, wait excitedly for Mondays to arrive so that I can work on my projects. I can be completely delusional here but a girl can dream. I’m still in the process of figuring out myself. I hope one day I can turn into the person I can be proud of. Someone who knows themselves inside out, is aware of things that connects with their personality and works for a life that consists of everything that makes them happy and fulfilled. Till then, I’ll go back to understanding myself a little better each day.