People just don't like Mondays. After a nice relaxing weekend, who wants to go back to work? For other people, this day is just a busy transition right back into the work week. It also acts as a reminder, that we don't get enough time to rest. But it is possible to change the feeling that Monday is the hardest day of the week.
It Starts with Friday Night
You can use Monday to your benefit. First of all, you have to realize that what you do on the weekend determines, how certain things will be on the first day of the week. If you stay up late on Sunday night, you will be tired on Monday morning.
If you didn't get to do all the things that you wanted to do over the weekend, you may start out the new week feeling defeated, only to wait the entire week before you get a chance to try again.
You should always allow yourself a bit of a break on the weekend. The trap that many people fall into is planning to catch up on many things over the weekend. The problem is that, if you don't allow yourself to mentally refresh or possibly sleep for an extra hour or two, then your body never feels like it gets a break.
You need at least a few hours of rest, relaxation or recreation time between each week. Otherwise, your weeks and months are connected in one long repeating cycle of work and more work. Try to use at least a part of your weekend to recuperate.
Instead of seeing Monday as the dreaded day of torturous chores, see it as an opportunity to be more successful at what you do.
Seize the Monday
Using the first day of the week as a designated day to work your hardest, will make the rest of the week go smoother. If you know that you need to get things done by the end of the week, try to put most of your efforts in on Monday. Use Sunday night to plan and rest.
After relaxing on the weekend, you can use the extra energy to get ahead of yourself. Out of the whole week, Monday should be the day that you accomplish the most.
Remember to keep the balance, however. You don't want to schedule absolutely everything on one day. The idea is to use the day as an extra effort day, so things don't pile up later on.
Don't underestimate the power of Monday. If you use it wisely, you can set a good tone for the rest of the week. You can put yourself into 'get it done' mode, and you will find that you've never before had such productivity in your life. It takes a bit of discipline, and you might have to try out a few Mondays, before you see the rewards.
If you are not be able to do everything you want to, in that one day. It's okay, another Monday will come again soon.