How To Beat Monday Blues

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  




Self care

For extra help and insight on the above check out my links below.

Daily Mindfulness

How to: Meditating for beginners

Free self care ideas

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,


The sacred space blog



(11) Comments

  1. not only Monday blue, i feel like every day is so hard to be motivated, but I’m also sick of myself to being upset about many things in life. you’re right i think its time to ask for help.
    thank you for the amazing post to cheer me up!

    1. Alyssa says:

      Thank you Jess, I am happy to hear it helped cheer you up. Yes get some help and give yourself a pat on the back. I am sure you are doing fantastic and you can make 2020 your year!

  2. I always give my self but I need to include doing Yoga. I mostly get it because the work I have during the week. Thank you for sharing these helpful tips.

  3. Great advice here. I find setting up a new routine and mixing things up occasionally helps to beat those horrid Monday blues.xxx

    1. Alyssa says:

      Monday blues are horrible aren’t they! Thank you for commenting.

  4. Oh man, I’ve felt the Monday Blues before and it can really affect your work performance. I love all of these tips you give to beat them! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    1. Alyssa says:

      Thank you Nancy. I agree, I remember I got to a stage once where I just wanted to call in sick all the time.

  5. I needed this today because the Monday Blues have really set in as my semester has kicked off. I think focusing more on self-care will help, as well as remembering why I’m going after this degree to begin with!

  6. These are great ways to beat the Monday blues! I always feel a sense of dread on a Sunday night and normally in work on a Monday time seems to go soooo slow! I think I will try and change my routine and see if it makes a difference, thank you so much for sharing these tips.

  7. Saw this post on Monday – ideal ha! Love these ideas, I’m really into my bullet journalling at the moment and find that getting creative and writing some lists in time for Monday, gets my head into the right space 🙂
    Hannah xx

  8. What a fab post and you’re so right about encouraging positive habits. Your blog has always helped me stay motivated and think of new ways to live a happier and more fulfilling life that suits me. Switching up my morning routine has been massive for me. I need to get back into journalling, though! Thanks for always being so kind and caring xxx

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