Monday Here We Are Again

Mondays are interchangeable with the start of a new workweek, early mornings, and the end of the weekend. It can lead to feelings of stress, dread, and even gloom, making it difficult to start the week on a positive note. However, with a little effort and planning, it is possible to make Mondays cheerful and set the tone for a fruitful and enjoyable week.

Why do we feel down thinking about Monday?

1. End Of the Weekend

For most people, the weekend is a time to relax, spend time with family and friends, and engage in activities they enjoy. However, come Monday morning, the weekend is over, and it’s time to return to work or school. It can be a difficult transition, and the thought of leaving behind the weekend can trigger feelings of sadness or anxiety.

2. Stressful Work Environment

Some people may feel down about Mondays because they work in a stressful or unsatisfying environment. Returning to work on Monday can be daunting if you don’t enjoy your job or have a challenging work environment.

3. Lack Of Control

Mondays can be overwhelming because they often involve a long to-do list and a lot of tasks to complete. It can make people feel like they have little control over their day or week, which can be a source of stress and anxiety.

4. Sleep Disruption

For some people, staying late or sleeping in on the weekends can disrupt their sleep schedule, making it difficult to wake up early and start the day on Monday morning. It can lead to feelings of fatigue and low energy, which can contribute to a negative mood.

5. Social Pressure

Social media and cultural norms can also contribute to negative feelings about Mondays. Many people on social media often joke about the “Monday blues,” which can create a sense of pressure or expectation to feel a certain way on Mondays.

Recommendations to help Mondays more cheerful

Feeling down about Mondays is a shared experience. Nevertheless, we can improve our mood and start the week positively by understanding why and taking steps to address them.

1. Plan Ahead

One of the best ways to make Mondays more enjoyable is to plan ahead on the previous Friday or over the weekend. Take a few minutes to review your schedule for the week, create a to-do list, and organize your workspace. It can help you feel more prepared and in control, reducing any anxiety or stress you may think about the upcoming week.

2. Start the Day with Something You Enjoy

Rather than rushing to work and diving straight into your tasks, start the day with something you enjoy. It could be as simple as having a cup of coffee or tea while reading a book, taking a short walk or jogging, or listening to music that puts you in a good mood. Starting the day with something enjoyable can help set a positive tone for the rest of the day.

3. Dress for Success

The clothes you wear can significantly impact how you feel and how others perceive you. Dressing in comfortable yet professional clothing can help you feel confident and ready to tackle the day. Additionally, if you work in an environment where you can wear casual clothing, consider wearing something that makes you feel good and puts a smile on your face.

4. Connect with Colleagues

Starting the week by connecting with your colleagues can help create a positive work environment and foster a sense of community. It could be as simple as greeting your coworkers with a smile or having a quick catch-up session before diving into work. Connecting with colleagues can help you feel more engaged and motivated throughout the day.

5. Set Realistic Goals

Setting achievable goals for the day can help you feel more productive and motivated. However, it is essential to set realistic goals that are achievable within the time frame you have. Setting unrealistic goals can lead to feelings of disappointment and frustration, which can quickly derail your positive mood.

6. Take Breaks

Taking regular breaks throughout the day can help reduce stress and prevent burnout. It could be as simple as taking a short walk, stretching, or chatting with a colleague. Taking breaks can help you recharge and refocus, making you more productive and engaged throughout the day.

7. Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude can help shift your focus from negative to positive thoughts. Take a few minutes at the start or end of the day to think about what you are grateful for. It could be anything from having a supportive family or great friends to enjoying a delicious meal or having a comfortable bed to sleep in. Practicing gratitude can help you appreciate the good things in your life and improve your overall mood.

Making Mondays more cheerful is possible with a little effort and planning. By preparing for the week ahead, starting the day with something enjoyable, dressing for success, connecting with colleagues, setting realistic goals, taking breaks, and practicing gratitude, you can set a positive tone for the rest of the week. Creating a positive and enjoyable work environment can improve your overall well-being and productivity.


Chippy is a dreamer and optimist. She believes, we become what we hope, aspire, dream to be and knows how to make a dream or two happen. Seventeen years of experience, struggling, winning, failing, succeeding and failing again and making it, she knows what it takes to build a successful project, a business, and what it means by starting from the bottom up. It takes determination, dedication, and direction and that’s why her mission is to ‘step up & inspire.

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