CONQUERING “MONDAY MORNING ANXIETY”

The realization that the weekend is coming to a close and the 5 day work-week will resume for most; usually begins on Sunday evenings. In fact, Sunday evening can feel like a part time job when you factor in the time spent preparing for Monday morning (and subsequent work days). Have you factored in the time spent thinking about work on Sunday evenings?
Monday morning rolls in and you hit the snooze button several times before getting out of the bed. The thought of going to work makes you physically sick, you become mentally drained from thinking about all of the deadlines for the week that you have no desire to meet. Congratulations, you have a case of the “Mondays!”
In my experiences, Monday Morning Anxiety is usually heightened in those who are unhappy with their jobs; dislike their bosses, under-compensated, unfulfilled and /or experiencing high levels of work stress on a daily basis. For people working 40 hours per week, over 30% of their lives are spent working, another 30% is spent sleeping. How one utilizes the remaining 40% is imperative for conquering Monday Morning Anxiety.
Some work related stress is normal, especially when you are passionate about your profession. Take the time to reflect on your current situation at work. Are you able to disconnect from work when you are no longer “on the clock?” Do you become tense when thinking or talking about work? Do you spend time off thinking about work? Are you “working” or “working toward a purpose/dream?” Has Monday Morning Anxiety consistently conquered you?
Now it’s time to hear from you! Maybe you or someone you know struggles with Monday Morning Anxiety. I would like to hear your thoughts on this topic.

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3 thoughts on “CONQUERING “MONDAY MORNING ANXIETY”

  1. I can only speak for Myself when I say this but I do believe if you get organized there’s so much you can do. Just like the old saying “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” Sure it can get very difficult at times because as we all know even when you plan ahead thugs always come up. One thing I can say is that the feeling of accomplishment that you get after completing all the things you had set to do is a great one. There is enough time in the day we just waste a lot of it and forget to prioritize.

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