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February 17, 2021 51 min

The alarm goes off and you think, 'Ugh, I just can't."

You go through your morning like a zombie and tense up just thinking about walking into the office and starting all over again, looking ahead to Friday.

If you're feeling this way, something's got to give. And it may not have to be your job.

In this week’s episode, we’re talking about those Monday Blues and digging into how much the circumstances versus your mindset have to do with your approach to the week. 

How to Reprogram the Monday Blues:

  • Preparation and Planning on Friday:
  • Have a Sunday night wind down and prep routine
  • Get up 30 minutes earlier. Give yourself extra time to move at your pace
  • Name three things you can notice about Mondays that are good/positive/happy every Monday. 
  • Do a Mental Health Check:

  • How deep are your symptoms: Are you feeling blah and a bit sad on Monday mornings or do you have anxiety.Do you feel stressed knowing you have a lot to do or do you put yourself in a panic believing you can’t get anything done?
  • How are these symptoms showing up for you: Full blown insomnia the night before, physical stomach aches, stuck in the bathroom, shaking and high blood pressure or slower than usually physically, tension in your shoulders/back.
  • How extreme are your thoughts around them: Do you think, maybe I’ll just call in sick or do you think, maybe I’ll get COVID and be able to be out for two weeks, what about, if I just tripped and sprained my ankle badly enough, I wouldn’t have to go into the office for awhile, or really extreme, maybe I’ll get sick.
  • How are you self-soothing: Are you upping your anti-anxiety medicines, taking more and more sleeping aids to help fall asleep on Sundays, polishing off a bottle (or two) of wine to not have to ‘think’ about the next day. 
  • If you’re finding yourself on the extreme spectrum of the Monday Blues because of your circumstances and environment, it’s time to take some new actions:

  • Start you 5-9: There’s no time then the present. Just start the process.
  • Write your resume: Having your resume written and ready to go will empower you to feel like you don’t have to stay in this situation any longer. 
  • Respect your mental health: Your weeks have looked the same for the last 4 months, 8 months, a year and yet you’ve don’t nothing about it. Hmmm, insanity anyone. Decide, right now, that you aren’t going to accept this. YOU have control over your destiny. What do you want?
  • Write your new narrative: Work doesn’t have to be a grind. Work doesn’t have to make you miserable. Start to recognize work can be magical. Incredible. Empowering.

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