How do you feel about Monday mornings? Are they ruining Sunday evenings,
How often do you have the Monday morning blues? Once every few months? Once every few weeks?
Everyone has them sometime, even those who love what they do and where they do it.
But, if you dread the start of every work week, it’s time to get in touch with what’s bringing you
There are too many people who dread Mondays. They dread them so much, the thought of Monday
morning starts nagging on Sunday afternoon.
We can easily get stuck in routines, even ones that
are unhealthy or unsatisfying.
So many things effect how we feel about work. Whether you’re
frustrated with your position, type of work, organization’s culture, relationship with your boss, commute, or anything
else that’s bothering you. Because, yes, this is all about you.
we can simply pinpoint the thorn in our side and address it at our current place of work. Other times, we figure it out and
know a change in employer will do us a whole lot of good. Sometimes, we learn we need to shift the way we’re thinking.
And, other times, we discover the root of our challenge can’t be so easily tackled.
you’re going through, if you regularly have the Monday morning blues, do something to snap out of it. You owe it to
Take the time to think about everything you like — and don’t like —
about work. Not just your current job, but work in general. Think about all of your previous places of employment —
what motivated you and what made you want to run for the hills.
It may not be that easy. It depends
on how much thinking you need to do. When I work with individuals who are looking to figure out their ideal careers, it usually
takes three to six months.
But, doing nothing will only produce nothing. Start somewhere, and enlist
help if necessary. There are many talented career coaches, who can help you flip your Monday morning blues into a Monday morning
For now, take care of yourself. I often tell people to do something nice for themselves
everyday, something quick and easy that will give them instant gratification. So, figure out a few things, and mix it up from
day to day.
And, don’t forget to take your daily 15-minute vacation — a real break,
one that will give you the opportunity to relax and recharge — and maybe even come back with a smile on your
If you need some help falling in love with Mondays or shedding the Monday morning
blues, contact Lisa-Michelle for a consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org.