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Many people find getting started at work on Monday difficult after a weekend. Here are a few tips to get you off to a good start to your working week.
The five best tips on how to overcome ‘Monday morning blues’.
Before leaving work on Friday
Clean up the majority of your unfinished tasks .
Tidy your desk before leaving your office.
Leave one challenging, enjoyable task for Monday.
Set a simple work goal for Monday.
Reserve your weekends for pleasant personal tasks
Refrain from checking work e-mails until you get back to work.
Try to refresh yourself over the weekend. Enjoy sports, family, social activities and hobbies such as gardening, have fun!
Early to bed, early to rise
If possible have a quiet Sunday evening and get to bed early. Rise early on Monday.
Give your body a shot of endorphins
Treat yourself to a good healthy enjoyable breakfast and a burst of activity such as power walking, jogging, doing exercises or cycling before you arrive at work.
Get off to a good start
Arrive early and get started before your colleagues arrive. Greet your colleagues with enthusiasm knowing you are well on the way to completing the enjoyable task you set yourself on Friday.
It is not what you do that’s important. It’s what you can achieve.
“Cheerfulness, confidence and a sense of achievement enhances job performance.”
Source: “Secrets for New Managers” first published by Moss Associates Ltd., New Zealand (www//mossassociates.co.nz), McGraw-Hill Australia and Cengage Learning Asia, Singapore. Also available as a hard copy and as an e-book from Amazon.com and VitalSource.