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Do you have overwhelming sensations of anxiety, depression, or tension at the start of your workweek? Do you feel uninspired and unmotivated on Monday mornings? Do you feel lethargic or tense?

If you do, then you are a victim of Monday Blues.

What then is Monday Blues?

According to Medical News Today, Monday blues refer to a low feeling people may have at the beginning of a week. They are not part of a clinical disorder. Descriptions and causes vary greatly, but people describe them as feelings of dread for the start of the work week.

Experiencing Monday Blues might negatively affect your productivity and performance as well as the people around you.

Reasons for Experiencing Monday Blues

There are a lot of reasons for experiencing Monday blues, listed below are a few common causes:

  • Burnout or job unhappiness.
  • Working in a stressful environment
  • High workload or dull and monotonous work.
  • Poor working relationships with coworkers and superiors
  • Disruptive weekend habits
  • You believe you are underappreciated, et al.

Tips for Avoiding Monday Blues

  1. Identify the issue. If you get the Monday Blues much of the time, this is not something you should laugh about or accept. It’s a clear indication that you’re unhappy at work and need to either repair it or find another employment. Make a list of what makes you unhappy at work, when you do this, you will be able to proffer solutions for each issue.
  2. Take care of yourself, be ready for Monday from Friday and make a post-work strategy. Prioritize your mental and physical wellness in order to boost your mood. This includes eating well, exercising frequently, keeping a regular sleep pattern, and practising self-care.
  3. Get adequate sleep, get up early, keep your Monday routine simple and ensure you arrange your tasks in an exciting order. Also, be optimistic about your day.

If you feel this does not work for you, you can either change your job and also talk to a career counsellor. A career counsellor can assist you in navigating your skills and employment or career interests. This modification can help you feel more satisfied during the week.

For Career clarity sessions, talk to us at MarbleClear Limited

If your Monday blues turn into Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday blues, you may need to talk to a Psychologist.

Thank you for reading.

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