The Monday Morning Dread

This week we are talking about the impact of Mondays and why we can sometimes find them so difficult.

Struggling to get going on a Monday morning?

We’ve all been there. You wake up, look at the clock, and it’s already 6:30—but you have to be at work in an hour! What do you do?

You start your day with a pit in your stomach, and by the time you get to work, you feel like someone has poured cement over your head. You drag yourself through the day, and before you know it, it’s 5 o’clock and you haven’t accomplished anything. You head home feeling exhausted and wondering why Mondays are so psychologically hard.

What exactly makes Mondays so psychologically hard? Research suggests that having to go back to work after a relaxing weekend can play a role in our feelings about Monday mornings. It also may be that we’re less motivated on Mondays because we’re looking ahead at an unknown week (and who wants that?).

The “artificial seven-day cycle” that we live by influences the way we think and how we perceive certain days; this means that even though our day might only be 24 hours long, we spend half of it thinking about tomorrow or last week instead of living in the moment!

We like this quote for a Monday – “Hey, I know it’s Monday. But it’s also a new day and a new week. And in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen.” — Michael Ely

Do you have motivational quotes that help you overcome the Monday Morning Blues? If you have, we would love to hear them as I’m sure a lot of people would too…