Did you wake up this morning and just felt "blah"? Did the Monday blues descent on you like a ton of bricks? Dis you feel totally unmotivated to start the new week? Welcome to the club! Most of us can relate. However, I have good news, you do not have to feel that way. Five simple steps could get you out of the slump.
First of all, take the time to re-discover your motivation. Why did you take the job you are currently doing? Whatever the reason, write it down in big bold letters and rejoice in it. Maybe your answer is that it was the only job available. Well, wonderful, that alone, in our current economical climate, is a great reason to celebrate it! Maybe it was a stepping stone to another position? Well, awesome, you are well on your way! You see, it is all about the eye with which we view our situation.
Next, re-evaluate and rewrite your goals. Is your current job bringing you closer to your goal of a better position, or do you need to make another plan? Maybe you have to enroll in night school? Whatever it is, find new goals that will excite you and make your current situation more enjoyable.
A third plan of action to get you dislodged from the rut which you are in, is to ask yourself which goals have you achieved lately? Maybe you have managed to use your time more productively, or maybe you have joined a gym? Well, then, treat yourself and give yourself a pat on the shoulder. Look for something to reward and do it. Go have a steak, a night at the movies or a few friends over for supper. Never neglect celebrating the small things as well as the more important things.
Next, do not forget to have fun. No matter what you do, or what is demanded of you or how snowed under you are, make time every day for a little fun. Share a joke with a colleague, have a milkshake, go for a stroll in the park or watch a comedy show when you get home. Whatever lights up a smile, do it and enjoy it. Lastly, make time for yourself. Take a break, go to bed early or take an afternoon off. Whatever it is that you need to do to recharge your batteries, take the time to do it. You will find that you will return to your daily tasks feeling invigorated and excited to do it.