How to shift the Monday blues.

By Anush Pervez

Being a Recruitment Agency based in Leeds, we are aware that Monday mornings can brings on feelings of lethargy and dullness. That’s why we’ve put together small things you can do to eliminate these feelings.


Mondays can often cause you to feel extremely sluggish. The weekend seems incredibly far away, and your motivation levels are slowly but surely dropping. If this is something that you can relate to, make sure you carry on reading to find out how you can boost your motivation levels and kick start your week with a better, more positive outlook.

Tips on how to shift the Monday blues


1.     Rest, Rest, Rest


It might sound like a given, however getting enough rest, especially over the weekend, is crucial to your performance in the coming week. Learning to strike the right balance between socialising, running errands and relaxing is so important. When you master this, you’ll feel a lot more productive with your days. Getting an early night on a Sunday will really change your attitude on a Monday morning too!


2.     Remind yourself of your purpose.

When you get up and go to work every day, you can often get caught up in getting your work done and forgetting the reasons behind why you do what you do. To keep motivated, you need to remind yourself of the reasons why you love your job and the true purpose behind your professional efforts. It could be the time to reflect on what’s working and what needs some improvement. Setting yourself new goals can help to re-focus your mind.


3.     Define your career goals


Motivation often stems from people having a clear sense of order and progression in their careers. With this in mind, it’s important to think about your most important goal and the steps you need to take on a daily basis to reach that goal.


It’s important to speak to your employer about the opportunities available to you in regard to progression and what you can do to get there. In addition to this, make sure you’re being proactive and doing more than what’s required of you. Spending time to work out how this can best be done will be beneficial in the long run.


4.     Be specific.


If you have a consistent negative attitude towards your workplace and job, it’s important to get to the route cause of your unhappiness to overcome it. Do you feel stressed? Undervalued? Not challenged enough?


Your lack of motivation could stem from external factors rather than your own ability and personal issues. If you do feel like the above, make sure you speak to your manager, after all, they would be happier to know that you’re comfortable doing your job and should help to rectify any issues.


As a multi-vertical recruitment agency in Leeds, we’re here to help with anything we can. For all temp and perm recruitment needs, get in touch with us today on 0113 457 3760. You can also contact us through our very own recruitment app.