What are the Monday Blues
The Monday Blues are negative feelings including sadness, anxiety, depression, stress or dread that you are feel towards your week ahead. The Blues are usually associated with returning to work after having the weekend off (for the standard Mon-Fri week work days) and the beginning of a new week.
Why are you having the Monday Blues
The first question you need to find the answer to is why are you getting the Monday Blues?
Is it because of your job? Your work colleagues? Something you dread during the week? Whatever the answer is the only solution to live a happy life and beat the Blues is to create change. Feeling negative emotion and dread is a clear sign you need to pack up your things and leave. Start looking for a new job that you will love or access help to find a solution to the problem at work if it isn’t your job itself you dislike. We spend so many years of our life at work that it is important to enjoy what you do.
Create a new routine
Changing your daily routine can be greatly beneficial in beating those Monday Blues. Try ditching any unhealthy habits and encourage healthy habits such as :
Writing a journal
Daily gratitude list
Practising mindfulness daily
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Set yourself goals
It is easy to slip into a mundane routine that is not fulfilling your life goals or aspirations. To put a stop to this from happening get out of the flow. Start by setting yourself weekly, monthly and yearly goals. These goals can should be inline with your dream life and achieving them will get you closer to making your dreams your reality. Doing this will add motivation, inspiration and direction back into your life.
Dedicate time to self care
It is easy to over look and neglect all areas of self care. However, this neglect and lack of self care can have a negative effect on your mental health. Self care is not selfish and if you can find 30 minuets to sit flicking through Instagram or Twitter then you can dedicate 30 minuets to giving yourself much needed self care.
Areas of self care to consider:
Physical self care
Emotional self care
Professional self care
Social self care
Psychological self care
Personal self care
Spiritual self care
Ask for help
There is no shame in asking for help. Put your pride aside and come to accept that we all need help at some point in our lives. Not asking for the help you require is just making your life more difficult. Think of it this way, if someone came to you asking for help would you judge them or refuse? Or would you try your best to help that person? If you are open to helping others and spreading kindness then believe that others will treat you the same way.
Sending love and light,