Okay so I posted this Mondays Yuck – Snoopy photo. But for some reason I started pondering Mondays:
Why people hate Mondays
Why people feel that Monday is so much more difficult than say, Thursday
Does “anyone” like Monday
What is there to like about Monday
This may sound like a trivial pondering, but stay with me here… Just maybe I will make sense and then when Monday hits, you will feel more like, “Yay! It’s Monday!”
I know the weekends are often fun and relaxing. People want it to be the weekend pretty much all of the time. But the fact of the matter is that many of us have to go to work, to earn a living, to buy food, to keep us alive. And maybe, sadly, many don’t enjoy their workplace.
And dare I say, “In this economy, many would be grateful to have a job”?
I’m going to do a Pro’s and Con’s list to see if I can’t shed some light on the topic:
1. Work left over from previous week looms.
2. You know you have more to do than you have time to do it.
3. Many people come in tired and/or grouchy on Mondays. Who wants to be around that?
4. Monday is the company’s busiest day.
1. It’s a whole new week with new possibilities. Last week is in the past. Time to move forward!
2. If you get to bed early enough on Sunday night you’ll be ready for the new week.
3. With a fresh outlook, things you couldn’t get done last week might be easier.
4. Sometimes holidays fall on Mondays making the weekend one day longer.
5. There are certain things that can’t be done on the weekend so we plan some of it for Monday.
Honestly I like Mondays because Monday represents a new start. We get to start fresh for the week and make it better than last week right?
So take your cons list and use it to be more productive or at least turn it around.
• If work is left over from the previous week, prioritize it and leave it ready for you to tackle on Monday.
• If there’s more to do than you have time to do it, prioritize it, and then go over it with your boss. If possible, delegate it.
• If people are tired and grouchy, come in with a smile and a kind word. But don’t be so upbeat that it ticks everyone off.
• If it’s the busiest day of the week, at least you know it in advance. Plan accordingly and if your boss is approachable, see if he’ll help you do something nice at least one Monday a month to help keep spirits up.
I hope this contributes to happier Mondays for all who read it!
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