Your ABCs of fighting the week ahead. Literally.
All of us are the same – we find blog articles that are structured like textbooks boring and unstimulating, especially on a Monday afternoon. Because of this, us at Superlife Co have decided to take on a challenge – a challenge to inspire AND amuse our Superfriends out there reading this. Yes, that’s you. In a moment, you will see why this article is both educational and fun. Contained in this post are tips on how to combat Monday blues. In summary, it’s all about thinking positively. Derailing the common train of thought on how the weekend is over is crucial to doing so. Essentially, it is important to focus on the now. There’s no use putting yourself into self-misery by crying over spilt milk – that is, that short two-day break that has gone by. Furthermore, a new weekend is coming right up – in just five days – so what’s there to be upset about? We all know time passes fast. Go busy yourself with other things, and the weekend will be back in a jiffy. However, we also know that doing so is easier said than done. It is easy to read a how-to article and make sense of it, but difficult to apply these pointers in reality. Just like how it is simpler to advise a friend regarding an issue than to take your own advice should you be in his/her position, if you have not been thinking positively usually, you will find it hard to adjust to doing so. Killing such tendencies cannot be done overnight. Let us all, however, also realise that there is more to Monday blues than missing the weekends. If you find that the start of a work week pulls you down, it suggests that you are very possibly not deriving enough meaning from what you do during weekdays. Maybe you’re an office worker who spends most of his/her time typing away furiously at a desktop workstation, or perhaps you’re a student who needs to attend classes from 8 am to 5 pm. Naturally, these often-routine activities get the better of us, as we’re sure that all of us would rather be able to spend time leisurely than to have our schedules dictated by KPIs. Our inclinations are always towards avoiding any forms of oppression, such as being tied down by a never fully-cleared work email inbox. Pause for a second, though, and think about the reason(s) why you previously decided to embark on these weekday endeavours in the first place. Question your approach towards these seemingly routine activities. For instance, perhaps you’re a teacher, and have been wondering if your salary is worth the stress you’re going through at the moment. Rather than harp on what’s bothering you at present, you might recall that the reason why you decided to join the education industry many years back was to make a difference to young lives. Similarly, although tiding through the exam period for a university student is a backbreaking endeavour (literally and figuratively), you might remember that the reason why you decided to further your studies in the course you’re currently enrolled in is for a higher purpose. This is how you never have Monday blues – find meaning in what you do on weekdays. We are not saying that you should endure any unreasonable hardship you might face (perhaps in the workplace), but that all coins have two sides, like how all things can be looked at via various perspectives. Ultimately, like we have previously mentioned, we need to remind ourselves to think positively. Vanquishing negativity is never easy, but as long as we set our minds to attempt to do so, we are already halfway there. We all can do this. X out unhealthy thoughts, and find meaning in your endeavours. Yield a fresh perspective on life, and discover so much more reasons to do what you do. Zest about spreading positivity has brought us to the end of this article, and surely by now you’d understand what’s special about this article. If you still don’t, maybe you might want to revise your ABCs! 😉 (Oh and on a side note, should you need an energy boost on Mondays, maca powder is Superlife Co’s go-to product!)