Boy, Mondays are hard for me. I’m never ready to go back into the work week. When I worked for a company, I remember getting really depressed every Sunday night partly because I didn’t like my job, but even working from home I still feel that little sadness Sunday night cause I just want the weekend to last a little longer. Maybe I’m ready to retire, yeah… that could be it!
So, I try to do a few things Sunday nights to help me embrace the work week without the Monday blues:
- Remember to be grateful that I have a job and that I can physically work. It’s easy to take that for granted. It’s not easy to find jobs these days so when I think about this, I thank God and it helps me look forward to working.
- Rest for a few hours before bedtime. I like to use the last couple of hours just before turning in to rest my mind and body. No crafting, no emailing, etc. I spend some of that time playing games which relaxes me and I go to bed in a good mood.
- Eat a good dinner. I don’t overeat but having a nice meal that I took a little more time with helps me end my Sunday on a great note.
- Pamper myself. This can take a few forms, like having a bubble bath or sitting in my recliner and just reading a good book. Right now, I’m reading Max Lucado’s “Safe in the Shepherd’s Arms“.
- Spend alone time with The Lord. I don’t mean to put this last like it’s not important, it definitely is! I just listed these thing randomly! But anyway, I like to talk to Jesus as I would a friend and just open my heart to Him. I just share what’s on my mind, any concerns, I pray for my family and friends. And, I spend time thanking Him for another week. Makes me feel good to pray especially right before bed.
I also think that as you get older, you want to work less and have more freedom to live your life. However, I’m not that at that point yet so these tips do help me especially when I know ahead of time that I have a lot of Monday deadlines.