It is easy to succumb to Monday morning drudgery and fall into the trap of negative emotions. There are countless psychological and neurological studies supporting the assertion that your current emotional state has a huge effect on your performance. Monday’s return to work dread can make you less productive, less motivated, less creative, less engaged. This leaves you depressed, tired, and feeling hopeless. And heaven helps if Monday returns you worrying about your company’s stability and you hope that this week isn’t the week you get laid off.
If your job is meaningful, and your position is secure, then looking forward to Monday is easier. Finding a career you are passionate about means each week is an opportunity to do what you love. Even if you love your work, you can still face difficulties that test your resolve. Clarifying the items that are bothering you, and taking corrective actions helps you maintain control. It may be as simple as preparing for Monday before you leave on Friday, getting organized, or addressing your most stress-inducing task first. Of course, a cup of coffee couldn’t hurt.
How will you make your transition from weekend to work week easier?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer