For many working Mums and Dads, returning to the job after a relaxing weekend can seem a grind – especially when it involves making a daily commute in peak-hour traffic! While “Mondayitis” is often joked about, some people genuinely dread the start of a working week. Yet there’s a way to get over Mondayitis, and it’s good for your health.
Beat the elephant-in-the-room
Many workers feel pressured to earn a decent wage so they can put a roof over their head, food on the table and clothes on their back for themselves and their family. Othersfeel stressed by a demanding workload and the Monday-family-schedule. When such strain occurs, the depressing elephant-in-the-room question raises its head: “How can I get through all that I need to?” The answer is, that you can, and you will. It’s possible to end the Monday-blues and bring order and peace to your workplace and home. Here are some tips.
TIPS for Sunday:
- On Sunday night, train yourself to think differently about going to work in the morning.
- Shut out negative thoughts. Refuse to entertain feelings of self-doubt.
- Confidently affirm that you’re able to complete what you need to do, as you need to do it.
- Take charge of your thinking. Daily challenges are not greater that your ability to cope with them.
- Don’t underestimate yourself. “We are all capable of more than we do” - Science and Health ,
Mary Baker Eddy
- Mentally stand firm: you can tackle your workload in an orderly, stress-free manner.
- Go to sleep thinking hope-filled, positive, expectant-of-accomplishing-good, thoughts.
TIPS for Monday:
- On arrival at work, take a moment to settle thought down before beginning.
- Keep your thinking relaxed, at ease. Mentally say ‘no’ to any worrying doubts or fears.
- Focus on one activity at a time. Don’t run ahead in your mind.
- Be confident that you can complete your ‘to do list” without anxiety and stress.
- If you do feel pressured, stop for a moment. Allow a higher, comforting Presence, to calm your fears and guide your thinking throughout the day.
- Affirm that just as a shepherd cares for a little lamb, so divine Lovecares for you.
- Let this poem reassure you. “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need…he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths...” Psalm 23
-When you get to the end of the day, fill your thinking with gratitude for all you accomplished. Give yourself a mental pat-on-the-back. Go home with the knowledge that you've done WELL.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Health writer Beverly Goldsmith, is a practitioner/teacher of Christian Science healing.
Twitter: @GoldsmithBev Blog: www.spiritualityandhealthconnect.com