Waking up to the sound of a ringing alarm on a Monday morning is, though a frequent even, an unpleasant experience for the vast majority of us. If you enjoy your job most of the time but find it hard to get yourself motivated first thing on a Monday morning after having a great weekend relaxing with friends and family then try following some of these simple suggestions to get yourself into gear:
Enjoy the weekend
Before Monday swiftly comes back around make sure that you are making the most out of your weekend. This doesn’t necessarily entail jam-packing your weekend with loads of activities to do and people to see. Sometimes a lazy day or a chill night in is exactly what you need to recharge your batteries and set yourself up for another busy week at work.
Give yourself time to have an early night on Sunday. If you have had a hectic week and haven’t had an opportunity to get much rest then getting a good night’s sleep on a Sunday is vital – it’ll refresh you for the forthcoming week and it’ll prevent you from feeling sluggish and drowsy waking up on a Monday morning.
Assess your occupation
If you’re not feeling particularly motivated try and remind yourself what it is about your current job that you enjoy. Keeping motivated and engaged at work is the best reason for getting out of bed and going there everyday. If you’re not feeling optimistic about your current job then it may take a little bit more than adjusting sleeping habits in order to rectify this. This may be a deeper issue.
Define your career path
A big part of assessing your work is defining your career path. Know which direction you want to your career to take. If you know where you want to go with your career, you’re more likely to be motivated to work in order to achieve this goal. Set yourself short term and long term goals. Consider how you would like your career to progress and the objectives and requirements it will take to get there.
What’s making you unhappy?
In order to address the problem first you need to identify what the problem is. Define the problem at hand. Define what it is that is making you unhappy. If you take the time to think about it, there may only be one part of your job that is preventing you from thriving in the workplace. If there is a way of adjusting your approach to that one responsibility or breaking it down into more manageable parts, you may be able to tackle it without having to dread it everyday.
Make a Change
At Red Chair Recruitment we often get candidates telling us they need a change of career because they have simply fallen out of love with their job and don’r enjoy it anymore. After taking time to deliberate and you still believe that the issues that you are experiencing in your occupation are not fixable, it may be time to consider your options elsewhere.
If “Monday Morning Blues” is more than just a few hours of feeling less energetic or less motivated than normal for you it might be time to take some account. Check out our current job listings to see if there is anything that you believe would be suitable for you.