5 tips for 'blue Mondays'

5 tips for 'blue Mondays'

It is classic and most of us have that feeling of denial when it dawns Monday. It is certainly not a coincidence that the expression 'tsagarodera', which indicates this difficulty in getting back into the routine of the week - and of work - after the weekend.

There are, of course, cases of people who are eagerly awaiting this day to escape the many obligations of home or in general a stressful situation that they may experience. There, work is a safe haven, so for their own reasons, these people start their week with another psychology.

But what happens when work is a difficult routine and Monday is accompanied by many many obligations that we did not fulfill last week? Let's look at 5 ways to help us get the positive psychology we lack.

It is good to know, however, that the core of these proposals is self-knowledge. That is, the ability to identify when, under what circumstances, and why our moods are impaired or what makes us feel better or better. The answers to these questions can be the 'key' to each and every one of us, since to a certain extent it is subjective to what we feel.

1. Avoid the difficult 'good morning'.
Is there anything that you find difficult or inadequate to do? Give yourself time and put this commitment in your schedule for the moment when you feel more comfortable and adapted to the place and work. For some it may be after the first break of the day or after lunch or after having their morning coffee. See what fits your temperament and schedule of commitments and set it up!

2. Plan something enjoyable for after work.
The central idea here is simple. If you have arranged something that you enjoy after work, then the day can certainly be more enjoyable, and your morning awakening may generally find you in a different mood. A coffee with a friend, a theatrical performance or generally a loved one's stroll in a relaxed and pleasant environment gives us another Thanksgiving. If the program and your pace allow it, systematize this type of meetings with the people you want and you will find that this benefits you in many ways.

3. Set your own priorities.
Surely this has to do with the nature of the job you are in. With the degree of flexibility of the program and the direct or indirect priorities. What exactly do we mean? If you are able to set your own work priorities then do so. If you are consistent in the outcome or do not burden others with your own obligations then find the design and design that best suits you. So, no day of the week, let alone Monday, would be slow and excruciating.

4. Make good use of the morning mood.
Many studies have shown from time to time that in the morning our brains are in the best shape at any time of the day. So if you belong to those who feel this morning's clarity, then take advantage of it. Don't take this advice as a contradiction to what we propose above. It would be a mistake, as we have pointed out in the introduction, that what suits us is subjective. So if you are what we call a 'morning guy' in the conversation then adapt your schedule and tasks to your ability.

5. Working environment.
This part contains many issues in reality. But we will give a little advice on your relationships with colleagues. Many times - certainly not all - our relationships with our colleagues depend on us. As you are in a somewhat healthy environment, given the opportunity to develop bonds between you, small issues that may interest everyone, to one degree or another, you can take advantage of. For example, movies or series, theater, music or a book could be such a communication link, discussing them helps to make the climate lighter and friendlier, so that you can feel happy and comfortable in your work.

Discussions about the essential issues that you may be facing in the workplace or at a personal level are good to discuss, especially with people you trust, so as not to forget that important relationships built in our lives are very likely come out of our working environment.



By Dr Angel,

Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc c. Health Psychology


insta: dr_aggelikikoskeridou_official 

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