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Monday, 9 May 2016

How I'm Going To Combat The Monday Fear

Or try to at least. 

I'd love to be the kind of person who could think " job is not my passion so I'm packing it in to go and do what I really want" alas, that is not me. I'd love it to be me but with a mortgage solely in my name and two little kitties to feed, I need the security (for now at least). 

So the other option is to change what I can just now. Here are some of my ideas:

the monday fear

Don't put things off 'til Monday

Guilty! Sometimes I get to Friday and am just so proud of myself for making it through the week that I let my concentration slip a little. The aim from now on is to get as much done on a Friday as possible so that when I get in to work on Monday I don't have lots of catching up/finishing touches to do. 

Be mindful of my attitude towards Monday

If I spend every Sunday getting myself into sad bunny state about the thought of 5:45am rises, motorway traffic and full time work then I'm not exactly setting myself up for the best of times. These are things I cannot change so I need to make a conscious effort to get myself out of this mindset and focus on the positives; I have a steady job that gives me money to have my own place and buy some ish every now and then!

Have something to look forward to. 

I'm going to plan lots of good things into my Mondays. A few examples of what I mean are wearing a work outfit that makes me feel good, arranging date night for after work, using a new Lush bubble bar etc. I don't know quite what's going to do it just yet but I'm going to play around with my Monday schedule until I find something that works for me and eases the dread. 

What do you do to combat the Monday fear?
Or do you have any other suggestions for me? I'm open to trying your ideas!

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  1. I'm definitely guilty of working myself up into a sorry state on Sunday night for the same reasons as you - early starts and motorway traffic *sigh*.

    From now on I will also try and focus on the positives that my job gives me; my own place and stability. xx

  2. I think you've definitely got some good ideas here, especially the last point. Having something to look forward to definitely helps. We;re in different situations, so I'm not sure this is even something that you might want to work on, but for myself I have to stop getting caught up in my annoyances with some of my co-workers. I start to really dread working with them when I get myself really, really annoyed with things. While I am looking for a new job, I think I just have to put everything in perspective: I have a job, I have a paying job, I don't hate it as much as I could... But I think we can all agree life would be better if we lived on an island with cats and no responsibility ;)


  3. You got are very good ideas/changes right here :) I guess there is nothing much you can do rather than deal with it no matter how harsh it may sound. What I'd like to do to easy my fear a little more is finish all the work I have till Sunday and then spent all Sunday relaxing, doing things I enjoy, so that I could step into the new week with a new attitude and fresh head. Also, I like your idea of setting something exciting, it should really make an impact :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  4. Okay Christie, I honestly loved this post so much! I am right there with you! Last year, we finally were financial stable enough so that my husband could quit and pursue his dream career and I honestly cannot wait until the day that happens. You are so right though, it is all in our attitudes and what we can control NOW! I am such a slacker on Friday so that is definitely a goal I want to make for myself as well! If I could come in to a lot cleaner desk on Monday I for sure would be happier. These are great ideas, loved this! XO -Kim

  5. Outfits! So true. Getting excited about what I was going to wear helped me get through Student Teaching so much.