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Dealing with Monday morning dread.


Got the Sunday night blues? The weekend nearing it's end. Starting to get that sick feeling of dread bought on by feeling anxious? That Monday morning feeling that you have learnt to hate, now affecting your Sunday evening relaxation time. Sounding typical of how your feeling? What can be done? Sunday evening prepare:-

  1. Do spend some mindful down time Sunday evening. Prepare, cook and eat a nice meal, de-stress by choosing what works for your - pampering, watch a movie, be in the moment and savor what is around you. Use time to reflect and create an inner calm. Get good quality sleep, prepare your bedtime routine.

  2. Don't spend time worrying about the past, or the future. Don't look at work emails in preparation to get ahead. Don't overuse stimulants the night before, caffeine/alcohol.

Monday morning:-

  1. 'Let's go for it' - eat a good breakfast, add some protein. Exercise - go for a 20 minute walk/jog in the fresh air (or similar) - 'just get on and do it' .....be your motto. Don't over think it and make up reasons why not.

  2. Get organised and be realistic about the time and energy to allocate to tasks. Set yourself up to succeed at work with smart goals.

  3. Stop being self critical, engage in tasks doing your best but don't let it become torturous.

  4. Work with intent and purpose but slow down by taking regular breaks (away from the desk). Walk about and engage with others.

  5. Call those close to you for a chatter, its good to talk to unwind and just be sociable.

  6. Listen to music.

  7. Breathe - focus on the inner you and be present in your experience.

  8. Work to boundaries by ending working day to time and by leaving it behind you until the following day. Ensure other people respect your space, no late night phone calls and demands on your personal time.

  9. Make Monday evenings special in what you do - hobbies, activities, family fun. Something to look forward to...

ENJOY IT DON'T WISH YOUR LIFE AWAY, IT IS A VALUABLE DAY AND ALWAYS THE CHANCE FOR A NEW BEGINNING


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