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How to Make Mondays in The Office Less Painful

Posted by Erin Borgerson on March 31, 2014

Let's be honest, we all have had a "case of the Mondays” at some point in time. You can’t blame someone for being just a tad disappointed to come back to work after a great weekend. The good news is there are ways to make your Mondays in the office less dreadful.

Prepare on Friday

The mood in the office is obviously a lot different on Fridays. Of course everyone comes to work excited about finishing up the work week and heading into the weekend. Can you blame them?22613705_s Instead of day dreaming all Friday about the weekend, try to tackle all projects or tasks that were started earlier in the week. This way there isn’t a giant pile of working waiting for you on Monday. Start off Monday with a fresh slate.

Organization is Key

The best way to avoid a terrible Monday is to prepare. Make a list of all the work that needs to be completed on Monday, as well as the projects that need to be started. Going into the day knowing exactly what needs to be done prepares you for what to expect.  

Monday Funday

Create an office ritual or meeting to kick off the week with positive vibes. It can be anything from a motivational meeting to a company huddle. Socializing with other employees on a Monday morning can be something to look forward to. A good cure for the Mondays is a little bit of fun.  

Mondays don't have to be as bad as everyone thinks. Instead of viewing it as a day to avoid, turn it into a day to look forward to. By taking these steps your next Monday could be more enjoyable. 

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Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.