I know, I know, it’s Monday, ewwww. But you may find that your attitude towards Mondays shift if you start your day with a grateful spirit. First of all, you’re still alive, and second of all, if you are lucky enough to be heading into work on this day, it means you have a job. There are some who would desperately change places with you, so even if your coworkers are driving you crazy, even if you feel stuck at your job, even if you can’t stand it, try to focus on what you do have. You have an income, you have a schedule in your life, you have something you can count on doing each day, waking up and going into work. It’s important to focus on the positives, even if you aren’t in love with your job 🙂
Clean out your work bag and get rid of anything that you don’t need for the workday. It’ll lighten your load, literally.
Any day after a holiday where you have to go back to work can be tough, so treat yourself to breakfast out. It will make going into work a little bit easier.
If you’re planning a trip or trips around the holidays, get your vacation time in early. That way, you’re sure to get the days off that you need.
Get the whole family involved and schedule summer play dates. Take time off of work and have a day of play with everyone.
I know in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we can all get frustrated with what’s going wrong, but take stock of all you have to be grateful for. If you have food, a home, a car, and a job, you’re doing pretty great in life.
I have a rule I try to stick to: avoid politics at work. Let’s face it, you can try to change people’s minds, but generally it just turns into someone getting mad at someone else, and higher office tensions. So just avoid it.
Even if you’re not living the dream job, start the week with a positive attitude. It’s a new day, a new chance to do great things.
If you’re struggling with what to do with your life, create a vision board. Ask yourself what you want to achieve or be in life, and go from there. Then, you have something to encourage and remind you every day.
I know that when you work at a desk job, you probably need some snacks to help you get through the day without crashing. Save yourself time in the morning or evenings by preparing your snacks for the week at the beginning.