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August 9, 2019
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[Infographic] A curious case of ‘Monday Blues’

A curious case of 'Monday Blues'

Struck by Monday Blues? If you’ve never dreaded waking up and going to work on a Monday, there might be something wrong with you. It’s definitely not a personal opinion. A study shows that 11:17 a.m. on a  Monday morning is the time we feel most unhappy. While on the other side, according to a study of 2,000 people by British broadband and telephone provider Plusnet, 2:35 p.m. is the happiest time of the day.

In order to get a clear picture, we used a surprising power of asking our co-workers about how they feel about Mondays? The answer was surprising. We found that at least 25% of people still feel miserable on Monday morning and less productive for a variety of reasons: one being ‘Sunday night blues’. Even if they are using time tracking tools to enhance their day, a voice in their head keeps telling them to hate Mondays. 

Here we have mapped out a few reasons why Mondays are universally hated at work, and what can you do to boost your productivity. So, let’s jump in:

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Some ways to make your Mondays more productive:

  • Get a solid 7-8 hours of sleep ‘every’ night
  • Avoid sleeping excess over the weekend, take  short naps instead
  • Get us much sun as possible in the morning. Go for a Monday morning jog, open-up your windows and eat well
  • Work can be extremely stressful. Don’t let intrusive thoughts bother you and your sleep patterns
  • Drink coffee
  • Take five-minute breaks after every two hours to clear your mind
  • Make a list of everything you want to get done on Monday and work on it, accordingly
  • Know your prime time during the day when you’re the most productive
  • Use a time tracker to boost your day
  • Dodge distractions and increase your productivity by turning off mobile devices and signing out of social media
  • Plan for a fun-tivity on Monday with your work buddies
  • Stay Positive