Everyone gets the Monday blues sometimes. The beginning of the work week with a daunting list of tasks can seem overwhelming. Finding a way to brighten your Monday may seem like a challenge, but these simple tips will turn your frown upside down.
Play your favorite jams
Music has been proven to evoke emotion. If you are feeling down, choosing upbeat music is the way to go. During the holidays you will hear Christmas music everywhere from stores, elevators, and of course, the radio. Why? Because Christmas music makes people happy. The upbeat lyrics and beat create a happy place for most people. You don’t need Christmas music blasting in your office on Monday morning to create a happy mood. Any music with an upbeat tempo and easy lyrics will work. It’s important not to listen to songs with a low tempo or depressing lyrics because that could deepen your Monday blues.
Exercise your way to happiness
Monday’s can be rough. Your tired and stressed with the work week just beginning. Exercising before work on Monday is crucial. Wake up earlier, so that you can get a good workout in before heading to the office. Exercise=Endorphins. Endorphins=Happiness. When you exercise, your bodies releases endorphins which cause you to feel happy.
Make Yourself Laugh
Have you ever been in an argument with someone and they did something to make you laugh? Just like that, the mood was changed. Sometimes you just need to make yourself or others laugh. This is the time to use your best stories or jokes to lift everyone's spirits.
The reasons why comedy series are so popular is because they make people feel happy. You may not have time to watch an episode of your favorite show, but you can turn to YouTube for funny videos. Screaming goats anyone? You’ll be able to find videos that will make you laugh until you cry. You will be surprised how five short minutes can turn your mood around.
What are you thankful for?
Make a list of the things you are thankful for. This will trigger man happy thoughts as your reminisce on each individual thing. When you list your child, you may remember something funny they did. If your house is on the list, your may go back to close day when you were so excited and proud of your purchase. Your job will probably make your list too. Your job allows you to take care of your child and pays for the home you’ve made so many memories in. Your list could help you to remember just how good you have it.
Plan something to look forward to.
Everyone needs something to look forward to. It doesn't have to be a big event like a concert or party. Plan something like going to your favorite restaurant or game night with your friends. If you are really struggling with the Monday blues, plan something for mid-week and the weekend. Make a list of something to look forward to every week.This is a good time have short term plans, like going to the movies on the weekend, and long term plans, like a vacation in a few months.
Clean your workspace
Cleaning on a Monday morning? Yes, that’s right. Decluttering your workspace is proven to lift your spirits. Clutter creates chaos, which is the last thing you want. Clear your surrounds to help clear your mind. You don’t need to spend hours cleaning your desk. Something simple like stacking your papers into a neat stack will help your feel less stressed.
No good deed goes unpunished
Doing good deeds has a positive effect on your mood. Remember the last time you did something nice for someone? Your probably feel happy just thinking about it. There are many ways that you can help others. Find a friend or coworker who needs a bit of encouragement and send them a card or email. Donate your old belongings to someone in need. There are many ways to find people to help, such as, a local church, social media, or community forums.
Most of these tips are as easy as making a short list or even hitting a play button. These tips are proven to help increase your mood. Hopefully, these ideas will help lift your spirits and even those around you.