Got a case of the Monday blues?

Hey everybody, its Monday again! Great, huh? Such a blessing - to be able to leave the shackles of the weekend behind and finally go back to the ol’ cubicle to enjoy the value of a good day’s work!
No? Can’t relate to the sentiment? Well, you’re not alone. Which is why I thought I’d share some ideas for how to start your week as motivated as your Fridays (ok, that might be a bit of a stretch...).


Ever since the first hunter-gatherers started walking upright and went searching for food, human kind has been joined in a dread of starting the work day (ehm..  unless you love your job and your employer, like I do…). In fact, the earliest known remnants from the time of the homo erectus are stone carvings of people refusing to leave the cave in the morning.
Ok, while everything I’ve stated so far might not be entirely true, I have a feeling that, given the choice, most people would like to strike Mondays from the calendar altogether. So, while that might not be a viable option, there are some tested tricks that might take the edge off that weekend hangover. Here are some methods that can be worth trying out if you feel that you’re coming down with a case of the Monday blues.

  • Get rid of your most gruesome and boring tasks before the weekend and plan your most motivating tasks for Monday morning. On Friday afternoon, you want to get out of the office, and you might leave some loose ends undone. However, if you take some time on Friday to tie up what needs to be done for the week, you won't have it hanging over your head come Monday morning. Don't leave your least favorite tasks for Monday.
  • Don't try to keep the weekend going. That is, go to bed early on Sunday night and make sure you ready yourself for the week ahead. This, on the other hand, has the drawback of shortening the Sunday evening…
  • Don’t stay glued to the cubicle all day. Take a walk to get some fresh air, avoid eating lunch at the desk, or perhaps play a game of ping pong to get the grey matter energized.

If you’ve tried all this and still can’t figure out why Monday’s are blue, then it may be time to start looking for a more motivating job altogether. And lucky for you, we’re hiring!
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About the author

Jacob Wiklund is working for TenderEasy as a Customer Success Manager with previous experience as a consultant in supply chain management. He holds an MSc from Chalmers University of Technology. Connect with Jacob on LinkedIn

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