0220_blogimageDo you dread Monday? Is Sunday night the worst night of the week? You are not alone. Millions of people feel the same way.

1. Don’t think about it. The more you think about it, the worse it becomes. Instead of thinking all day Sunday that it’s the last day of the weekend and Monday is around the corner, shift your focus to what you are currently doing. Live in the moment.

2. Get some sunlight. Get outside and enjoy the sunlight. Go for a walk, a bike ride or even window shopping. Research shows sunlight stimulates our feel-good hormones and it helps us deal with the blues—Monday Blues or otherwise.

3. Get your to-do list ready on Sunday. Make a list of what you need to do and prepare for the workload that awaits. This will alleviate some of the stress.

4. Listen to music. Some people like to start their Monday listening to music they love. Somehow, it helps takes your mind away from the fact that it is Monday morning.

5. Eat. Have you ever thought that food could help you tackle your Monday Blues? By starting early you allow yourself to make a good breakfast or grab one on the way to work. This will help to give you energy for the day.

6. Look forward to good things. There are many good things to look forward to at work if you just open your eyes and be mindful. Your pay helps you settle your bills. Your colleagues have become good friends. Look forward to these good things when you are faced with Monday Blues.

Monday Blues need not own you and you need not fear them. The more attached you are to the concept, the worse it will affect you. Try some of these tips and see how it will help you tackle your Monday Blues.

Source: Long Yun Siang runs career-success-for-newbies.com with his wife, Dorena, as their way of paying it forward. The website, based on their real life experience, provides tips, tools and advice for newbies pursuing career success.