There is nothing worse than coming back into the office after a weekend of sunny weather and trips to the beach. It can be quite an ordeal opening the unread emails, answering some and ignoring others, and refocusing yourself on the demands of your job. And while copious amounts of coffee will ease the pain, there are a few small measures than you can take to beat those pesky Monday blues.
- Go out for a walk.
Make the most of your lunch break with some fresh air and sun. You’ll feel refreshed and prepared to face the tasks you have set out for the afternoon. If there is a park near where you work, even better. Clear your mind and optimise your working day.
- Treat yourself.
A little bit of sugar in the afternoon will increase your energy levels and improve your mood. It might just be the push you need to make it through Monday. Grab a snack around 2 or 3 pm and your afternoon will fly.
- Set out tasks for your week.
Setting your tasks out for the week is proven to focus your attention and optimise your work performance. Spend some time writing out your tasks for the week and allot the necessary time for each of them.
4. Put on some music.
Listening to music is a great way of channelling your concentration and getting work done. Just make sure you use your headphones as there’s a good chance the entire office won’t share your taste in tunes!
Being focused and productive on the first day of the week can improve your chances of successful work for the rest of the week. Workplace productivity can also be improved by the introduction of flexible working arrangements. Flexible working, or Flexitime, can be of benefit to both employees and employers. Find out more about enhancing workplace productivity with flexitime here.
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